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  1. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage/Stroke Discussion

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    2. Non-Aneurysm SAH or Perimesencephalic SAH

      This is the forum to post in, if you've experienced a SAH with no known cause.

    3. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Polls

      This forum allows members to post a question on Subarachnoid Haemorrhage matters which should also include a Poll. All newly started Polls will be subject to Admin and Moderators approval before they appear on this forum.

    4. Stroke Discussion

      For all other types of stroke and childhood stroke

    5. Carers Support

      Discussion for carers of an SAH or stroke survivor.

    6. Untreated/Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

      Please post here if you're living with aneurysm(s) that haven't been treated or totally occluded.

    7. SAH/Stroke Anniversaries

      Please feel free to post details of your SAH/Stroke Anniversary here .

    8. Cerebral AVM's - Arteriovenous Malformations

      An abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

  2. General Discussion

    1. Advice & Tips/Healthy Living/Benefits

      Tell us what you've found useful as an aid to your recovery (such as relaxation techniques etc.) and discuss natural diet advice/healthy living tips. This is also the forum to post in, if you need or can offer advice on Benefits that can be claimed after a SAH/Stroke

    2. Introduce Yourself

      Tell us about yourself here and please feel free to include an account of your SAH/Stroke.

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    • Hi Xizzi I never had high blood pressure and still had an aneurysm rupture.  Here in the US they generally look for the upper number to be 120 or less and the lower to be in the 70s.  That said, my 92 year old mother-in-law has a kidney doctor who tries to keep hers somewhat higher ( 140 over 80 something) to boost her kidney function. So, obviously the best ratio varies depending on other factors.   If the meds are making you feel badly, can they try another formula? At any rate, your dr is the one to ask.  Hope you feel better soon.   Colleen
    • Hi,   I was put on BP meds too, plus a few others, mainly to help protect my one kidney ( I was a donor in 2006) to reduce risks of further stroke. It has been a hard graft to loose weight and increase my fitness levels. I'm getting there though!   It can take time to get the correct dosage/ drug so give it time and talk to your GP about any concerns.   Also we have our own BP machine at home (bought a while ago because of Hubs critical illness and his needed regular checking) it's given us great peace of mind and will enable you to track your own and then show your GP.   Take care,   SarahLou Xx
    • Hi xizzi,   It's strange for me to see this post after so many years! Saddens me tinnitus still causes an issue to so many people following an SAH.   Well, six years on and the tinnitus is still with me. If you want my honesty I have never really learnt to accept it or cope with it. It does, at times, still have me climbing the walls. It's defently worse if I'm extra stressed, fatigued etc, so I do all that I can (most of the time!!) to have complete brain rest, after work for example, and I try not to put myself in situations that I know will make it worse. However, some things are beyond my control.   I've been having quite a few issues recently and am seeing a Neurologist in a few weeks, increased tinnitus is on my list of things I need to talk to him about.   I also take cholesterol meds and BP meds since SAH. I was put on them soon after as I only have one kidney which took quite a bashing from the contrast dyes used for surgery,so they needed to keep further stroke risks as low as possible.   I've had two MRI scans since the original ones, no known cause for the tinnitus has been seen. I had a big rupture, a lot of blood, my ventricles were full of blood, I had hydrocephalus too, and a  borderline vasospasm, so heck I wouldn't be surprised if all that caused the tinnitus!! I'd just like some answers though, oh and a cure would be really fantastic!   I'm sorry that I don't have any answers for you and I really do hope you're tinnitus goes away for you. I'm here should you ever want to chat or rant!   Take care,   SarahLou Xx
    • Hi Xizzi,   Perhaps you should find out what figures are normal for you from your doctor.  Blood pressure varies quite a bit and you should find out what the parameters are for your 'normal' range.  Apart from anything else this should set your mind at rest, relieve any stress you may be feeling from thinking about it all the time.   If your doctor says your BP is too high then also get their advice on how to combat it.   I guess what I am saying is make your own luck by going to the doctor's to do something about it.   Good luck and let us know how you get on.  As for tinnitus, ask about that too.  It may be related but then again it may not, you might just be feeling the effects a little more, but either way the doctor is the place to go.   Macca
    • My blood pressure has always been lower than average so I am not on meds. The thinking is that high BP can make an aneurysm pop.   Let's face it, there will be many people walking about that have them and know nothing about them and they will never burst.