My Stroke Story - Luiz de Lima.


: Fremont, CA

: I am 47 years old and had an ischemic cerebellar stroke a year ago. Although I recovered most(if not all) of my functions without the need of physical therapy and changed my lifestyle radically (quit smoking, drinking, became a vegetarian, lost nearly 60 lbs and treated the terrible insomnia I had that forced me to sleep only 4 hours per night), I occasionally (not as often as before the stroke) have crippling migraines such as Becky's husband. I don't have heart disease and according to the doctors my stroke was likely caused by an episode of A-Fib (I had several in the past, probably because of heavy drinking, smoking and lack of sleep).

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