Brain stem stroke

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What is brain stem stroke?

A brain stem stroke occurs in the area of the brain that controls all of our involuntary functions, such as consciousness, breath, and heartbeat. The condition of a stroke can produce a wide spectrum of deficits and recovery. Symptoms include, dizziness, severe imbalance, and weakness to one side.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain stem stroke

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with brain stem stroke

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stress Vitamin B)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with brain stem stroke, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with brain stem stroke

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant brain fog drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stress Vitamin B)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with brain stem stroke, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has brain stem stroke on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 5
40s 12
50s 27
60s 33
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 29
Female 60

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 35
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from brain stem stroke patients who have completed their condition history
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