Jump to content

Advice Please - Anyone else getting numbness?

Recommended Posts

I had coiling following a ruptured SAH 2 years ago. Apart from occasional dizziness, lack of concentration and bouts of fatigue, I thought I had got back to as normal as possible. Just recently I have started getting episodes of numbness to the left side of my face and in my left arm. This sensation lasts for approx 1 to 2 minutes but it is really disorientating. Does anyone else have these feelings?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Marylin, I had a period of numbness in one side of my face about 6 months after my SAH and coiling. I went for checks at the hospital but everything was okay and I was given the all clear a few days later. If you are at all worried it is worth getting it checked out as I was told by everyone "it's better to be safe than sorry" and sometimes the worry can make you feel ten times worse. Hope you get sorted. Jan x

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Marilyn, I haven't had coiling and don't get numbness but can imagine that it's uncomfortable and a bit scary after so much time has passed. It's always good to check things with your GP to be sure on what's happening. I hope it doesn't last long.

Sandi K. Xo

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for your responses. What a wonderful support this site is. I am going to contact the specialist nurses at the hospital where I was treated (QMC Nottingham). I just didn't want to add to their workload (fantastic team at the QMC) but I realise it is probably best to get it checked. Will let you know what they say. Marilyn xx

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Marilyn, or, aye- up- miduck, as we say, here in Notts.

Welcome to BTG and the ever expanding family that we all are.

There are lots of us on here in and around Notts, all grateful to the wonderful neuro- team at the QMC.

All your symptoms are shared by many on this site, in particular, the concentration, fatigue and dizziness.

The numbness,however, is less common.

The explanation I have been given for my tinnitus, numbness, double vision and lack of balance is "Third nerve palsy".

My first aneurysm ruptured, and was repaired with coils, seven years ago. The second aneurysm was prevented from rupture by coiling last August.

The pressure from the coiled, un-ruptured, aneurysm pressing on the Third nerve is likely to interfere with neuro pathways in ways that produce these kind of symptoms.

This is only one possible explanation, so I would consult the professionals, if I were you, particularly as your symptoms are intermittent.

My symptoms are permanent, and more easily explained.

I think you are right to consult the nurses at the QMC and to start some process of investigation.

I hope it's just another un-explainable side- effect of your event, but mine wasn't, so best get it checked.

I hope I haven't worried you with this response, because everything is fine now (well, manageable at least) and I'm back at work and generally in a good

place. Two years is still a relatively short time since your event and things could still be settling down in your brain.

I hope it all turns out well for you Marilyn.

Now, "wi gunner ev uz dinnaz!"

All the best,

Bill B.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Marilyn,

welcome to the site, isn't it great what advice you can receive from like minded suffers all over the globe.

I have found BTG a brilliant source of help, compassion, humour and at times sanity.

You must get it checked at Nottingham QMC hospital if it concerns you.

Take care and look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...