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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.

    3. Driving After SAH

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

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    • Iola, it’s good to hear from you. I’m sorry work is troubling you. I retired the year before my episode so got a bye on the return to work experience.  I think if there is anything good that comes from experiencing what we have it’s discovering what and who is actually important. You have come far and done very well. You should be proud of yourself. 
    • Hello all,   i am over the six year hump and sliding to 10 years.  My five year was such a feeling of "finally" that I decided I'd turn over a new leaf with a new attitude and that lasted for five minutes or maybe five days, I can't remember!!  Last winter was rainy, cold, and work was so stressful and the headaches were terrible.  It's a wierd headache.  Pain? Yes.  But, something more than that.  A feeling like my head is in a fishbowl with a vice wrapped around it.  I had a few dizzy spells and I don't freak out like I used to but I do feel my body getting very hot.  Maybe a hot flash as I am 53 now.  Good grief.   I think it's too little sleep and too much stress and I do know when my body says enough, although, I choose to ignore it sometimes.   I am trying to make changes and I am going part-time soon.  Really!    After a life changing experience we all want to get back to normal and that just does not happen.  I'm tired. Tired of headaches, tired of not getting on rides at parks, tired of always feeling wierd, tired of the corporate bs,  tired of trying to be as fast as I used to be, and tired of trying so hard.   I love my team but do not care for the power players and I wonder why I even try?    I've always been a helper but I do not seem to be helping myself.  I think I'm at a crossroads and it is so hard to let go of what you worked so hard to get back to only to find you don't like it there anymore.  I'm rambling.   I dunno, just thinking out loud this evening.  Thanks for listening.   "i"  
    • Paracetamol is a painkiller available here in the UK. We are not medically qualified so unable to give medical advice.   You are in the very early days of recovery, that recovery can take months or even years in some cases. If you keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of  water it will help the headaches.
    • What is paracetamol? Just had my sah in March. Still having headaches. Waiting for angiogram to be scheduled.   
    • 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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