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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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    • Swimming is a great way to help strengthen your core. In my early day I spent a lot of time in water. Why? It takes all of your weight off of your body, allowing you to have some pain free moments.   I use a pool that is about 35m long, I pretend to run, literally. So instead of swimming you're in the upright position, it's a little harder to do but boy it worked for me.   More benefits are that you can't fall over in the water so to speak. Use a flotation aid to give you some support too. Start slowly then build up doing a whole width at first then a length.   If you find it helps, why not join the aqua-exercice group? It's from there you can join the gym again super slow starts..   If you want to know what happened with you on your night ask for a copy of your medical records. You'll get them and can read everything from them as well as keeping you informed.   Mike
    • Hello and thanks for your comments.   Relentless pain is so debilitating for your hubby and so hard for you as you feel helpless to offer any relief. As Jess comments, definitely continue to check with your medics.  Also, as it seems to be worse during the night, has he tried sleeping in a more upright position. Elevating him with these longer `U` shaped pillows is worth considering.   Subs    
    • Speak to the Drs as mine prescribe co-codomol and I still have headaches 17 years later but they have got better xxx
    • Thank you.  It's such a rollercoaster, the aftermath of SAH.  My husband has had a few good days, relatively low pain.  But nights are dreadful for him.  He gets restless legs, and head pain seems to start around 2-3 am every morning.  Yesterday was really bad, the worst he's had since he left hospital.   It shakes both of us up when it's that bad.  Paracetamol does nothing to reduce the pain.   Can any of you comment on whether you found anything that worked to reduce the pain?  There doesn't seem to be any predicting it.  He drinks lots of water, he always has, and even more so now.  He probably drinks around 1.5-2 litres overnight.  He has also found that when the pain gets bad at night he has to get up and walk around, as being upright seems to reduce the pain.     From reading the forum posts it seems that ongoing head pain is a big feature of recovering from SAH, and as many write, everyone is different on how long it persists and how bad it continues to be.   Thank you for your replies.  It is so good to talk with others who understand the journey. x V    
    • Amazing stories here!  I think my own sight will take a long time to get proper vision back.  I'm not too worried about waiting... so long as I can drive.
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