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27 Aug 2007

Brain injury due to stroke
My mother had a few strokes during the past 10 years.

She is currently on various medication, Aterax, Aurorix 300 mg X 60, Ecotrin, Camcolit, Plavix (since the major stroke), Prava X 30, Librax, Sandoz Cinnarizine, Sandoz Omeprazole and Prexum Plus

The last major stroke she had was August last year and she was "verlam" on the left side. the first ones where due to clots. the last major ones where apparently due to an artery ("aartjie") that burst.

Since then she has been constantly nausious and/or vominting. Could there be a "centre in the brain" that contols this and where more or less would it be situated. If need be I'll make an appoinment with the Neurologist to confirm but I first want to find out if my "thinking" could be correct.

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01 Jan 0001

There is indeed a Vomiting Centre in the brain, and this can indeed be affected by a stroke --- it happened with my own mother. Usually the nausea subsides, though, if this is the cause, and her's has apparently lasted for a year now. Maybe her neurologist needs to think about each of the drugs she is on, as to whether all are essential, and whether any could be responsible for the nausea.
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