TalkStroke closes on 5 February 2018

As My Stroke Guide has grown into a trusted online stroke community and support tool, we’re closing TalkStroke and asking you to register for My Stroke Guide. It will be easier for you to get all the online support you need, all in one place.

This unique, custom-built tool gives you the opportunity to create your own social profile, make friends with other users and message them directly. There are many ways to interact with one another, such as using the My social forum, posting on the public social wall and joining specific groups based on your interests.

We hope you register for My Stroke Guide, which is quick, easy and takes no longer than five minutes. You can register whenever you want to – either before 5 February or after the closure. You’ll benefit from using all the new features and keep the conversation alive in a supportive and welcoming community.

We’d like to thank you for all your commitment to TalkStroke and we hope you join us soon on My Stroke Guide, our trusted online stroke community and support tool.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0300 222 5707 or email us on

My stroke affected my right side, leg, arm and speech. But when i am worked up or stresses my speech gets affected and my arm and leg.
Does anyone feel this ?

I think our brains now have a very reduced capacity and cannot cope with as many things simultaneously as they used to. Therefore,when youre stressed, something else has to give way and that is what affects the speech and mobility and movement.

I have observed that both physical and mental effort will tire my brain. And walking deteriorates. Stress was an interim problem and has eased a lot. Do try relax or yoga or meditation .Helped me loads.

I agree with everything others have said. I am fairly good in the morning if I've had a good sleep but any excitement will have an effect on my speech and I become almost unintelligible.

Thanks Deigh for your reply, Its interesting to know others feel this as well. I find this forum a lifesaver sometimes thankyou.

Yes your right i suppose will have to find a way to avoid it. The more i think about it when it happens the worse it becomes another, Thanks huntspete for your reply/

Thanks Colin, I will have to try relaxation, after all stress probably contributed to my BP which led to my stroke. Thanks for your advice find this forum so helpful,



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