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    Hallå Daffodil ! Gothenburg is such a nice town, I used to live there for a while and have loved it since. Now I live on the east coast instead, but I try to go back sometimes to visit. Thank you so much for your useful tips and support. I tried the "sitting with it" and that really helps. I realise that I've tried to sort of run away from it, always keeping busy so I wouldn't notice the sound. This has me really exhausted of course. Rather than taking it easy as the doctor told me to, I have been doing the opposite...Anyway, as you suggested I have now booked an appointment to talk to a therapist about it. Up until now I have been using my husband as my "therapist", but although he's great at making me feel better, this time it might be better to see a professional to deal with my emotions. Take care Tina
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    Thank you so much for your support, it really helps. It is also hopeful to know things will change and improve over time. And if the tinnitus persists, hopefully I will be able to accept it eventually. I am just so sensitive at the moment, and any changes to my health seem to make me anxious. I guess things that I may never have given a second thought before my SAH now feel slightly overwhelming. Anyway, I'm so glad I decided to google "subarachnoid haemmorhage" in English and found you (I'm Swedish, and there does not seem to be any kind of support group at all for this here, but then again - it's a small country).
  3. Hello everyone! I am sorry to make my first post on this site one so long and so negative. But today everything just feels so hopeless. I had my SAH 4,5 months ago, and I know I am so lucky to survive it. During my recovery I have suffered bad headaches, strange sensations on my scalp, the feeling of pressure in my head, fear of death when going to sleep, immense fatigue etc. However, I sort of seemed to manage all of this without going completetly insane, probably mainly because of my husband and two children. They always seem to make me forget my troubles, for which I am thankful. I was starting to feel alot better than before a few weeks ago and felt I was in a happier state of mind. Suddenly I was making progress, both mentally and physically. The headaches subsided and I was able to do more without immediately having to nap afterwards. Happy days. Then, out of the blue, my left ear started playing a tune for me, day and night. I have always been sensitive to sound, and I am a very light sleeper. This sound, although in a fairly low volume mostly, is starting to make me feel crazy. It occasionally goes away, and even when it does, I just seem to wait for it to start again. And so it does, at completely random times. I went to sleep last night, everything quiet, and I was so happy. Then, at 3 o’clock I woke up and there it was again, louder than ever. And it keeps following me today. I just can’t relax. I spoke to a stroke nurse yesterday, who said that according to the doctor, the sound was not in itself an indication of something dangerous. Therefore, it was not the hospital’s problem, and I had to go see my GP about it. So, I called and made an appointment for Monday, but something tells me they won’t find anything at all. I am guessing it’s just my head playing tricks on me. Anyway, it feels as if I have gone backwards in my recovery, and that is not a good feeling. I don’t know what I wanted to say with this, really, I just felt I had to write this down to keep my mind from going mad. I am so glad I found this site and I hope you are having a good day today! Tina