I'm new this site, I’m Katy, 45 years old. I had NASAH in May of this year 2016. I was out for a run (I’ve been running for years so it was nothing unusual). I was feeling great no warning signs before but about 5 minutes into my run I got the massive neck/head pain. I stopped thinking it was a muscle out of wack and tried to stretch and continue but I was like no way.
I was very nauseous and sensitive to light. I walked home and thank God my husband was home and knew something was wrong. I insisted it was a virus or a migraine (but I’ve never had a migraine but these were all the symptoms I’ve heard people describe) something but he took me to the hospital.
When the Dr.’s said I had bleeding on my brain I was in shock, I really thought they were going to say it was a migraine and send me home. They found no aneurysm, mild hydrocephalus but I didn’t need brain surgery. Everyone was telling me how lucky I was and I really know that I was. I went home after 10 days in the hospital.
I was feeling really great and thankful for having only minor problems (ringing in my ears, some vision problems, tired). I had another CTA 6 weeks after the first and it was negative. I was feeling really great the first 2 months and realized how lucky I was to have gotten to the hospital so quickly.
After searching for a neurologist that would see a stroke patient I finally got to see him about 2 ½ months after the bleed. He said I could start running again but ordered a spinal MRI. That came back OK and blood work. My blood work shows maybe Lupus was the cause but I’m waiting to see Rheumatologist in a couple more weeks.
I also have some damage to my eye, but go back to the Ophthalmologist in a couple. I’ve been walking since I got home but started jogging again but I’m really weak and can only run a little then walk. I’ve always been someone that would push myself but I don’t want to overdo it now.
The last couple of months I just don’t feel myself I get neck and headaches (nothing like the first one), ringing in my ears (which seems to be really bad lately) some tingling in my face and just exhausted, I just started having this metallic taste in my mouth the last few days and foggy feeling and unable to think of what I want to say.
I know other people say it’s just getting old but it’s different as most of you know. I’ve never been a hypochondriac but I don’t want to ignore anything if it’s small signs of a rebleed? I just want to know if it’s normal. My husband says its post traumatic stress but I really feel these things. It’s so hard to explain to people.
I’m happy I found this site. It’s nice to support people that have had something similar happen to them.