Sam had "Catastrophic" brain damage from major brain strokes.
He was left in a coma and later a vegetative state
Ambian turned out to be their Miracle Drug, allowing Sam to talk again
No doctors will approve of it's use as yet since there have been few studies.
Only about 10% of victims may be helped.
Sam's most recent video:
Zolpidem (Ambien) may provide short-lasting but effective improvement in symptoms of aphasia present in some survivors of stroke. The mechanism for improvement in these cases remains unexplained and is the focus of current research by several groups, to explain how a drug which acts as a hypnotic-sedative in people with normal brain function, can paradoxically increase speech ability in people recovering from severe brain injury. Use of zolpidem for this application remains experimental at this time, and is not officially approved by any pharmaceutical manufacturers of zolpidem or medical regulatory agencies worldwide.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 27 December 2011 - 11:01 AM.