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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.

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    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.

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    4. Stroke Discussion

      For all other types of stroke and childhood stroke

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    5. Carers Support

      Discussion for carers of an SAH or stroke survivor.

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    6. Untreated/Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

      Please post here if you're living with aneurysm(s) that haven't been treated or totally occluded.

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    7. SAH/Stroke Anniversaries

      Please feel free to post details of your SAH/Stroke Anniversary here .

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    8. Cerebral AVM's - Arteriovenous Malformations

      An abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

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    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

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    2. Introduce Yourself

      Tell us about yourself here and please feel free to include an account of your SAH/Stroke.

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    3. Driving After SAH

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

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    • I gave up smoking when I awoke as never liked the way I smelt, but a glass of wine and a cig was so nice after a rotton day at work.   But Hubby gave up drinking totally !!  while I was in cuckooland in case he got a call from Hospital.   I used to imagine myself sitting on low wall with dogs and having a glass of Vino and a cig and then I realised I needed to get healthy !! Better late than never lol !!!  So went cold turkey as I'd put my family through enough. Plus not walking made it harder for me to be tempted.   Tell Hubs try and give it up with out trying to preach to him.  It worked for me as I felt guilty as to what I had put them through.. Since  2009 I have had a half a glass of fizzy wine and lemonade and orange juice combined it  has put me off drink for life  ..well nearly !!   Good luck to you both and get him to see a consultant on such matters as I was told no smoking !!!  Gained weight eating chocs instead !!!     
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    • I think that you need to raise the question as to whether vaping raises blood pressure? I believe that nicotine does raise blood pressure in whatever shape or form. It's perhaps better for your lungs, but may be not for your BP and it's important to keep blood pressure down after a SAH.    With vaping, you're probably still taking as much nicotine, as you did, when you smoked and perhaps even more, as you don't physically put the cigarette out.    Personally, I would say, that vaping is perhaps even worse than smoking post SAH, as you don't know how much nicotine you're putting into your blood stream.    I'm quite shocked, that your husband's GP has said that it was okay.
    • Hi Mike,   Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I really will have to take all of this into a daily practise for sure 😊   Daffodil, I had the call from the hospital, i'm on their waiting list for a Lumar drain with observation for 3 days on the ward. if I get some relief from my symptoms, they will place a shunt. How long did it take for you to recover from this operation? What was it like afterwards, I could do with your imput as i'm getting nervous about it xx
    • Hi,   I think you hit the nail on the head when you said there isn't much research out there.  Talk to your doctors, ie someone who knows, as Catwoman says above. Either way, it can't be as good as not doing it at all.  There isn't a lot of research and even less, if any at all, on whether it would affect us a SAH survivors.   With all sorts of chemicals possibly in vaping, are you substituting one peril for another?  Speak to the professionals rather than us. Any information you get about this here would only be hearsay and probably very unreliable at that.  Sorry not to be of more help, but I think we are the wrong audience for this question.   Good luck.
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