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  1. For those interested in detailed medical studies, I found this fairly recent review article on SAH to be very informative: Perimesencephalic Hemorrhage: A Review of Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Presumed Cause, Clinical Course, and Outcome
  2. Thanks, Catwoman. I guess I am very lucky not to have the headaches. Thanks, Casey for adding your information. I have a friend and also a cousin who have experienced SAH and both were in a coma for a significant period. I am sorry to hear that you have had such a bad experience. Makes me even more thankful for my good fortune. I wish you the best for continued recovery.
  3. I am a new member in the USA but perhaps my experience could be informative. I had my PSAH on April 29 while traveling in Italy and returned to the USA on 18 May. When released from the hospital on 19 June I was told that by state law I could not drive until six months after the event. But about 3 months after a therapist told me I was perfectly fit to drive. She asked if I had been contacted by our state DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), and the answer was a truthful "no". So I have been driving ever since in all types of traffic with no issues at all.
  4. Hello all. I am a new member of this forum and a recovering non-Aneurysmic Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage victim (whew - what a mouthful). I have done a good bit of online research and have concluded that my experience may have been different from most. I am 77 years old. My event occurred on April 29th while traveling in Southern Italy with my wife. I had a sudden onset of ocular migraine sight disruption. My wife said I complained of headache, but I don't remember that. I lost consciousness fairly quickly after I got into our rental car. My wife loaded our luggage and drove to Bari where I was admitted to a general hospital but was soon transferred to the neurointensive care unit of the University of Bari Hospital. I was in a deep coma for nine days. After ten more days I was evacuated back to the USA where I spent a month in a rehabilitation unit of a Roanoke (VA) hospital. After release from the hospital I had about three weeks of outpatient therapy but have been on my own since late July. I am now almost back to my pre-event health and can do almost anything I want to, including hiking in the mountains near here. I still have a bit of a balance problem, but no symptoms otherwise. I have had no headaches that I can recall, even during the event. Did anyone else experience such a long period of coma? Does everyone have headaches? I do have a stiff neck, but I had that before the event.
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