I had a major stroke in the right cerebral middle artery. I am 24, was 23 when it happened. Was paralyzed on the left side whole shebang. After my stroke I was obviously immobile and depressed like most of us for some time after my stroke. I gained 30 pounds in 7 weeks. I have been immobile from open heart surgeries before and never gained that much weight. Could the stroke have some how effected my hormones? Now I have been working out and dieting for eight months and have only lost 11 pounds. This cannot be normal.