Patient :I had a stroke in May 2015. I have multiple issues. 1: my hand "fell asleep" and is not improving as is the left side of my mouth and lips 2: All medications cause my uvula to swell so I have stopped taking several, including Cardizem, Clonidine, Losartan, Lisinopril, Hydralazine, and Nifedipine caused intestinal blockage. Labetalol is the most recent medication to cause uvula swelling for which I am taking Benadryl 25mg liquid-gels.
Symptoms: Uvula swelling from meds, left hand and left side of mouth nerve damage(?)
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I understand your concern.
I need you to give me more medical details such as your age, any history of hypertension or diabetes, and when was the stroke attack.
Normally, the hand as well as the angle of the mouth, which can get affected due to a stroke recovers spontaneously over a month or two. But I need to know why the medicines you mentioned were advised to you to correlate this better. Without any other relevant medical history, post stroke the patient is advised only aspirin.
So, kindly let me know and I will get back to you.
Feel free to discuss further,
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