My sister-in-law had a stroke, won't take meds and doesn't have a doctor but has terrible pain on left side of face. Would this be alright for her?
Perhaps with her pain, she may be willing to go to a doctor. Having had a stroke, her chances of having another stroke are higher and the results will be much more severe. She would be in far more pain with another stroke. The brain can only compensate so far. Has anyone talked to her about her current risks? Is she out of her mind? I'm asking that in all seriousness. Maybe she greatly needs something like Coumadin to prevent another stroke. Doesn't she have other problems which could be helped with physical therapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy? The window of making progress is short. While you may keep making very small improvements through the years, the first 6 months and even the first year is when most stroke survivers will make the most progress. Don't help her with something OTC. Motivate her to see a doctor.
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