Zesty
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Zesty, October 21,  2020  8:08am EST

Stroke fatigue

My husband had a stroke five years ago.. walks with a walker.  Periodically, he gets very weak for about two or three days and can barely walk with no strength.   It eventually passes but I wonder if others have had similLarexperiences and what helps.   It scares me because each time I think he will end up in a wheelchair.   Any others have advice, suggestions,  etc.  thanks so much 

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  • JimSinclair
    JimSinclair, October 22,  2020  7:39am EST

    From my understanding, and experience fatigue is one of the most common effects experienced by survivors. I tend to start doing very well first thing in the morning but fatigue generally sets in very quickly. I believe that most stroke support meetings start early enough to finish by 3pm because of the fatigue factor. Fatigue is not something to fear, It is simply one of the great many things with which we must live by adapting to it. It is important to recognize it is a possibility and rest well before undertaking any planned activity. Periodic rests throughout the day can help greatly, even if only 10-15 minutes at a time. Family and good friends will soon understand if you at times have to excuse yourself for a few minutes to rest.

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