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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.

    3. Driving After SAH

      Sharing experiences of getting back to driving and useful suggestions and tips. 

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    • Hi, I am new to the site.  Had a SAH a year ago, had coil placed, 4 months off work and have now been back at full time work 8 months.  Have always suffered from fatigue and have to usually lie down for a couple of hours when I get home from work just to be able to get on with my evening chores at home.     Headaches have never really been an issue until a couple of months ago.  I am finding that if I get in any type of even slightly stressful situation, my head becomes foggy and feels like there is pressure inside.     I had a brain scan 4 months ago and my consultant is happy with my recovery.  Does anyone else get these “pressure” headaches and if so, do you have any tips on how to relief them?  Thank you.
    • Hi Charlie, I know what you mean by nasty close to actual bleed headaches. I’m 15 months (April ‘17) in after a non aneurysmal CT and MRI cleared bleed .   I still occasionally get a serious headache and it is always 36 hours after overdoing it, especially after going to work to sort stuff out.   They are becoming less frequent and I am feeling better but it’s an incredibly slow process.  If in doubt get it checked it out but I wonder if you’re doing too much.   Unfortunately I don’t think you can actually try to get better from an injury like this , you have to relax and let yourself get better and not do too much when you feel well. I’ve been there too many times. Even still a 2 hr car trip as a passenger can leave me with a headache and in need of a hours sleep even though I could drive myself for an hour as far back as September.   Good luck, drink plenty of water, don’t let yourself get too hot,  relax and switch your eyes and brain off whenever you can.  Check out VanessaW’s post Aug 2014 too    Grunter in Kiwiland 
    • It must be fraustrating to go through this. But please don’t decide anything in a hurry or when you are angry. I have seen many kinds of partners/ spouses.    You can read subzero s post in the thread “ I laugh so hard at this question.” I think it s very helpful. Please take one day at a time. Have him talk to neuro or check out this website or see a therapist. But I think people on this website might be able to help you more. Goodluck.    
    • Here's another one I'd not heard of before: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Japanese+stroke+clues%3A+are+there+risks+to+low+cholesterol%3F-a07551979   Cholesterol good   Shimamoto's group suggests a mechanism to explain how low blood cholesterol increases the risk of cerebral hemorrhage. Because cholesterol plays a vital role in maintaining cell membranes, they say, a lack of cholesterol could lead to weak artery walls prone to rupture, especially when under high pressure. 
        Researchers reported the first MRFIT findings in 1982. In a new analysis of MRFIT data reported in the April 6 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, scientists found a sixfold greater threat of death from cerebral hemorrhage in middleaged American men with total serum cholesterol levels lower than 160 mg/dl and elevated blood pressure above 90 mm mercury diastolic.   The inverse relationship between cholesterol and hemorrhage disappeared for people with normal blood pressure and for those with cholesterol levels above 160 mg/dl. The study was led by Hiroyasu Iso of The Center for Adult Disease in Osaka, Japan, working at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with David R. Jacobs Jr. and colleagues. Iso was also a coauthor of the Ikawa Town study. 
    • Hi Kathy,   I am so glad you found this site.  I felt like I found a support group here.  You have been through quite a time, you sound like a fighter.  It is such a gift to have family nearby.  I had my NSAH at 64 years old, I had vasospasm which was the more difficult to recover from but have done well.  Saying that it is a slow recovery, our brains take time to heal.     I am hoping you get some answers from the hematologist, keep plugging until you are satisfied with the information you are getting.  I was a bit slow  to do that.  I struggled with multi tasking, math and balance but all have continued to improve I am 15months out...   Having faith is a gift when going through something like this but as you stated "it still is a bit scary"  it sure is Kathy...   Sincerely, Jean