Ischemia stroke

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What is ischemia stroke?

Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked by a clot. When blockage is caused by a clot in an artery already narrowed it is called a thrombotic stroke. When a clot travels from another area of the body it is called an embolism and the blockage is called an embolic stroke.

Common symptoms reported by people with ischemia 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 ischemia stroke

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
ischemia stroke (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
ischemia stroke (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for ischemia stroke (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
ischemia stroke (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess in morning
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness forgetfulness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ischemia stroke (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (20 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 31
40s 75
50s 130
60s 113
70+ 61
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 25
40-49 years 44
50-59 years 36
60-69 years 17
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 143
Female 274

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 224
Not Diagnosed 6

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