Stroke with Lupus

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 5/19/2014 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been a while since I posted last. I had a stroke in October which left me unable to walk write and all those other fun things we take for granted sometimes. I'm healing pretty well from it (according to the doctors "remarkably well"). I'm 43 and I fought tooth and nail to get back to where I was. I think I'm doing great until I overdue it like I did this past weekend. I guess we all have those moments...
I have a couple of questions for those who have suffered strokes with Lupus.

1. They were never really able to diagnose what caused my stroke. Claiming it wasn't from the Lupus. I haven't any other "markers" that would have caused a stroke. I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else on here and what you have done about it.

2. Remarkably the day I had the stroke all of my pain disappeared. My Rhuemie said that isn't uncommon with any type of major injury. It has since come back but 3 months of pain free living was nice! has anyone else experienced anything like that?

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Date Joined May 2014
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   Posted 5/24/2014 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey slm6,

I had two strokes in October 2009 but mine were more of the cognitive nature, and not of the physical impairments (so sorry to read of your situation!). I wanted to help input though - the doctors at the hospital told me that there was an alarming high count of blood clots and one had traveled to my brain and caused that. One could speculate that my high leafy green lifestyle diet contributed to it, but I took blood thinners (warfarin up to 30 mg and plavix at 100 mg) for a year afterward and my blood clot levels never changed. I could not deny that I loved spinach and kale and seaweed, but I altered a few of my other food decisions like gluten - sugar - Organics/clean. I haven't been on blood thinners since the year after, and have been doing well. I eat the natural organic form of blood thinners through onion and garlic.

Hope this helps if this applies in any fashion or form.
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