nw42 Posted June 7, 2011 Share Posted June 7, 2011 I just happened upon this place last night when I couldn't sleep, spent the hours between 1 & 4am trawling through many threads. Not sure exactly what I was looking for, it was really interesting to learn of other peoples experiences pre & post SAH. I'm not sure that I have anything unique to share regarding my experiences, it would seem that there is no set pattern to recovery, we all mend at our own pace. I was back home on the 7th day, I was advised not to consider work for 3mths but when I went back to discuss the results after 6weeks it was agreed that I could return to work once 2mths had elapsed. Up until that point I had done exactly as instructed, the most I did was to potter round the garden. The way I looked at it was that if it had been a broken limb and I had attempted to do too much too soon I may well have ended up never having the same usage of the limb, I was adamant that I wasn't going to end up 'thinking with a limp' so I just did nothing. I started back to work on Oct 1st and everything just fell into place, I work from home, on the phone, my job entails a lot of lengthy, in depth and sometimes phsycologically draining conversations, I was apprehensive, would my thought process still work in the same way, would I be still be able to think on my feet so to speak. Luckily I haven't experienced any problems on the work front, it's like the SAH never happened in terms of mental agility etc, well it feels like that anyway. Not sure if I'm supposed to ramble on in this particular post or whether it just by way of introduction, anyway, the reason I could not sleep last night is down to something I have carried for around 20yrs, restless leg syndrome, I only became aware it had a name in Oct last year, prior to that I just thought it was something everybody experienced, never discussed it with anyone. It came to light because when I came home from hospital last year I had to continue with the tablets (orange ones, the name escapes me), this meant I had to wake up @ 1am & 5am every night for a month or so, I really struggled to get back to sleep at these times due to the RLS, previously it had been a minor hinderance, nothing I couldn't live with. I spoke with my GP, described my symptoms, he identified it straight away, not rocket science I suppose but at least I now had a name for it. I have tried various things in terms of combatting the RLS, these include dietary changes, vitamin supplements and prescribed medication, for reasons which I will be happy to explain later none of these have worked. I found my way here lastnight because I am wondering if anyone else has the similar experience of both RLS & SAH, I know they are probably unconnected but maybe there is a reason why the RLS is now causing me so many more problems than it was prior to Aug 1st. Again, really sorry for the ramble, it wasn't my intention but then it just flowed. BTW, what a great place this is, so many people prepared to share their experiences in order to help others as well as themselves, I hope I am able to help someone in turn. thanks for reading. Michael. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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