I just thought I would introduce myself. I'm Simon 44 and suffered a NASAH on 22nd of October 2013.
When it happened I was violently ill and contemplated calling an ambulance, but due to being ill along with the head pain, I thought it may have been something I ate.
I was in a hotel on business. I took some ibuprofen and tried to sleep. The following day I saw an occupational health nurse at the company I was visiting and she told me to seek medical advice.
I rang my GP and was told to take more painkillers and call him when I got home.
Fortunately my colleague and good friend Martyn said we should call in at the hospital. We did and I was diagnosed after 5 hours as having neck muscle spasms. Given tablets and told if I was no better next week to come back.
Two days later I had pins and needles in my arms and legs.. I rang my GP explained I was worried and what the hospital had said, he assured me it was probably a trapped nerve, more tablets...
Another two days later and my friend called round to see about arrangements for the following week as we travel to work together, he is not happy that I look worse than earlier in the week and rings my GP, out of hours we are asked to go to the local hospital, not the initial one. The doctor I see is unhappy to say the least that I did not have a head scan.
Off to the new hospital in the next City, they were great, CT scan, bit of morphine, pain goes, then I'm told about the SAH, the doctor apologises for the other hospitals mistake and they are trying to get me a bed in the countries leading hospital, lucky for me 40 miles from where we live.
Off I go, two weeks, another CT scan, two angiograms, brilliant staff, and released early November.
So how am I now, well glad to be alive, as we all know some are not so lucky... Angry at the initial lack of care, especially when you research the symptoms and all advice says CT scan / lumbar puncture, which I did not have.
Frustrated that the energy I had is gone, my brain is repairing I know that, when I think of the state I was in to where I am now...
But my patience is in very short supply, I find I walk away a lot, better than letting off steam on the spot.
I am really glad I found this site so I know what others are experiencing, gives me hope.
I understand the comments about GP's I don't think they know enough about the issue, so they cannot advise! or maybe in this day and age of being used they feel it easier to tell you it will take time and leave it at that.
Glad to be here and good luck to all in your rehabilitation. Happy New Year...