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
Guidance on the gov.uk site with regard to non-aneurysmal SAH and driving is:
✘- Must not drive and must notify DVLA.
Driving may resume on clinical confirmation of recovery and, if no other cause has been identified, documented normal cerebrovascular imaging.
As you say you are due a follow up very soon, your consultant should tell you then if you can drive. Once you have clinical confirmation the DVLA should allow you to drive whilst they complete their own formal investigations.
Yes it is very common to have a great day and then sleep almost all the next day, especially so early on in recovery.
Wasn't told to avoid by my consultant and only avoided it for the first few months after my SAH - I drink about 6 cups of coffee a day and haven't had any adverse reactions. It is supposed to raise blood pressure though, so a good idea to check with your specialist for their opinion. Also, it may cause headaches - try a good quality decaf tea; you can barely tell the difference if you buy Yorkshire Tea (other teas are available )
Sadly, in the UK, SAH is notifiable to DVLA and you will have to wait for their decision after you have infirmed them.
Quite possible, everyone is different in their recovery. Try doing much less on the "great day" and see what happens the following day.
As for your other 2 questions, they need to be asked of your medical professionals.
Thanks for the replies. I just have so many questions:
1. Driving. Can I drive? I am waiting for my one-month follow-up.
2. Caffeine. Can I have it? I miss my tea.
3. Is it normal to have a great day and then sleep almost all of the next?
4. Massage. Can I get a massage? My neck and shoulders are sore and I would love one.
I am not asking for medical advice; just what you all experienced. 😊