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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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    • I awake with a heavy head so take a paracetamol .... it seems to help but always see Doc !!   Good luck Vicky    Win xxxx
    • Evening Vicky and all,   I'm almost four years out now and I still get real kickers of headaches, normally if I do too much, am run down or am in noisy environments etc. I went to my GP about 18 months ago as I was concerned that I was taking a reasonable amount of paracetamol and ibuprofen in my mind probably too regularly.   Long story short, I was prescribed a low dose of amitriptyline and this has helped reduce my consumption of the other analgesics. I feel that the amitriptyline prevents me needing paracetamol to kill the normal daily headaches I was suffering, and as a plus helps with the sleep (which has been disturbed since my NASAH).   The amitriptyline doesn't cover me for the really strong headaches or those that come from doing too much etc, but definitely helped moderate things. Down side is that I find the drowsiness builds up over the week, so under approval of my GP I have a 4-5 day on, 2 to 3 day off regimen, which seems to work for me. By the end of the days off though I can feel the general headaches building back up and I tend to use more paracetamol.   Hope this might help, I know its slightly different for you Vicky, good luck with it! (& we have all done daft things in retrospect post SAH, I have a long long list of things I should have know better not to do!)
    • Trust me Jean you'd need earplugs like Julian needed  lol    Think I sound good,  then hubs says give it a rest Win ha ha  that is when I realise  the zzzz and buzzing I get stops me from hearing myself lol xxxx   Better go to Docs about hearing  xxxx  Be well Swishy Jean XXXX
    • I don’t think noise and lots of motion are good for anyone's brain, especially if you've had a SAH.
    • Julian, I had a similar experience at a baby shower I was at last week...not from the noise ... seemed to be with all the motion (people walking back and forth) and when I began helping to clean up (also walking back and forth)...I was very overwhelmed and feeling mixed up (an old feeling I thought I had left behind)...but I sat and regained my sense of stillness...   I think ear plugs are a good thing to have in my bag...I guess we keep on learning how our new brain works...Sounds like you are making great progress Julian...babies to hug...so wonderful, mine are all grown, I miss it..   Win you always make me smile, would love to hear you sing   Jean