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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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    • Welcome Dotty and sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be very scary for all the family particularly as he is relatively young.  I had anuerysm which was coiled and much lighter bleed.   As Daffodil has so wonderfully explained there are bleeds where they are often not sure of origin so treatment often cannot take place.  Even when they are anuerysms it is dependent on where it is on whether it can be coiled or clipped.  I am sure if at this stage it was an option they would do.     With relation to confusion if you think of your brain having pathways to pass messages, recall memories, process information and help everything function a bleed can play havoc with those pathways so what comes out is often mixed up, hopefully as they recover or the brain compensate by finding new routes there will be less confusion.    I am sure having your support will aid that recovery, it maybe slow and result in changes but I am sure each day will bring some element of healing.  There maybe hiccups on this journey, there definitely was in mine as you do have an emotional rollercoaster with good and bad days.  Make sure you also take care as it is a hard journey for families too.   Wishing your dad all the best.   Take care   Sharon x
    • Let the tears flow Shobs! Well done you, well done Sandeep, tell him to keep up the good work and a blessing on the steady hands of the crew that operated on him today and who will no doubt be helping another deserving person to'orrow.    thats another thing in the rear view mirror for you now but go steady both of you. There's no rush.    so pleased for you both. 
    • Beth,    The school year has been going better than I anticipated. I expected to not be able to continue working, and I have been doing pretty good. Today was an off day, but I have been having more good days than bad.   My neuro team said mostly the same thing- but they didn't say anything about peppermint oil- that's interesting. They also didn't mention anything about the deep massage.    I'm really glad that you're feeling better- I know it's hard to focus on the good at times. I've been having a really hard time accepting the "no more children" aspect of this. I always pictured myself with a big family, and this was my first child. But like you said, we must count our blessings.    I have not heard of anyone else with this condition either. I am based in west Michigan if you ever find yourself in the midwest!    Lori 
    • Awww Skippy thank you so much for all this support. What I have noticed is now I've not took any pain relief I'm slurring my words more  I usually take dyhydracodeine with paracetamol so they have been masking my energy levels .. CounseLlong I'm glad it helped as I'm. Lookin forward ro help now xx
    • Hi Clara   Seeing a Counsellor will be liberating for you - it did me the world of good.  It helped me see past the guilt and taught me stop blaming myself for what I put others through.   I found coming off the strong painkillers actually eased my pain as I was rushed back into hospital 3 weeks after my bleed with a suspected re-bleed - it was actually an analgesic headache caused by the strong pain relief I was taking.  I stopped it there and then (not advisable) and took nothing but paracetamol after.  Remember, lots of rest, water and relaxation will help with the headaches xxx