I had an ischemic stroke and a month later had a massive heart attack and quad bypass surgery. I suffered from major depression. I finally had to just decide if I wanted to live or not. I decided to live. Not that I was afraid of DEATH, I simply had too much I wanted to do before I wanted to go.
If you need therapy of any kind, get it. You will find that a good therapist will be very understanding, yet won't let you give up on yourself and will keep you fighting for full recovery even if you know that is not possible. If you need couciling, the same. If you belong to a church, that's a good place to start Find yourself a good stroke support group. Just being around other understanding people can be of a great help. Some times close friends and family just aren't enough as they want to do everything for you. You have to learn to do things on your own.
If you can't drive, find a program that provides rides, especialy to doctor's appointments and therapy sessions.
I wish you every success in your fight and it will be a fight, but one that is very winable.
yea man thats serious you really dont need to get your answer off of here you need to go straight to your dr about that one.also look it up how antidepressant effect stroke victims.i think you would be safe with any of them because my grandmother had a stroke 4 yrs ago and she takes prozac so i imagine all of them should be ok but im no doc talk to him or her first.
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