Rachel Posted November 14, 2011 Share Posted November 14, 2011 Hi, I stumbled across this website whilst trying to find information on the web re PSAH and I am so glad I did. I will try and keep this short and sweet so here goes. I am a healthy 40 year old working mum of two with no previous medical issues. On 3rd July 2011 whilst sorting out my wardrobe I felt like I had been hit over the back of my head with a bat, collapsed, waking up inside the wardrobe, with the 'worse headache' ever, vomiting and feeling as though my head was going to explode. By the time I was able to get downstairs to get my partner, I was unable to explain what had happened other than I had a headache. He thought that I had a migraine even though I have never had a migraine and got me to bed with pain killers. I spent the rest of the afternoon and night vomiting, and in agony and feeling as though the right hand side of my face had dropped even though it hadn't. The following morning, i didnt feel any better and took myself to my local GP who arranged for me to go to A&E. I had CT scan where they told me it was fine and that I was to have a LP. Due to the initial result, I was told that I had 'pulled my neck'. I was then informed that I had had a SAH and required a further scan with dye but they couldn't find the causeand no intervention was required. After 3 days in hospital, I was sent home with a bag of pain killers and told that this wwouldn't happen again....that was it, no follow up appointment, just to go home and get on with it. More than 4 months after my PSAH, I have yet to have a day without a headache which range from pressure type headaches to migraines. I have problems with my short term memory, some word finding, fatigue and mood swings. I have spoken to my GP on a regular basis re the above and just get blank looks which is very frustrating. I must say that I have been left feeling out on a limb, frustrated and upset about it all with no answers to any questions I have asked. I have finally been referred back to the hospital where I am due a MRI scan this month and a further consultation in Dec.I am wanting to go back to work by the end of the month or certainly before Christmas if I can control the severity of the headaches. I feel very lucky especially after reading the experiences of others on this site and I can honestly say that I have received more information from this site than I have from the hospital or my local GP. I no longer feel like I am imagining my side effects having read other peoples experiences and that things will get better. Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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