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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 there   I was advised by consultant not to have my eyes checked for a  year after my SAH as the bleed itself can cause vision disturbance that would not necessarily reflect the true prescription needed.  Check with your consultant / optician.
    • Hi Jill,   I needed stronger glasses but that was me.     It wont hurt to have them tested xx Well it will when you get Bill lol xx   Good luck  Win xxx
    • Many websites mention that after a SAH you should have your eyes tested .  Have many people done this ? Just about to start a phased return  to work after 6 months off and I’m wondering if I should organise an eye test.
    • Hi Laura,   I would say that this is something that you need to get checked out with your GP and explain your symptoms.   However, that's not to worry you ... Aura or migraine aura is something that I've experienced many years before my own SAH and I still get them. The first one was pretty scary and I experienced it when I was in my late twenties.... I also found that I was pretty light sensitive and glaring sun or the light from a light bulb, could set it off.   If this, is the first one that you've experienced and I can't say that your description of the aura resembles mine, as I have what's called the classic aura with zig zag lines ... normally pre-migraine, but sometimes I just get the aura and not the banging head.   Get yourself and blood pressure checked out with your GP. xx        
    • Hi Sarah, Thank you for welcome, is your second one still just being watched? I’m not in the same mind frame as last time .years of living with this I think you do get used to it if you know what I mean.   But I wasn’t happy with lack of how my Annie’s were doing after last scan so I rang up and complained , to my surprise got an appointment to see my consultant with in a few weeks which was last week, he was really nice and the outcome is waiting after he’s seen his team to have it coiled. Maybe then I will be abit nervous lol .