Ultrasean Posted August 17, 2013 Share Posted August 17, 2013 Hello there, I writing this from my hospital bed after being diagnosed with a sah two days ago. This is my story, sorry for the length of post but I've never done this type of thing before. I'm a 37 year old husband and dad to a six year old little girl and a three year old little boy. I enjoy the mountains and compete in fell races and ultramarathons. I run 35-50 miles each week and lift weights twice a week. On Wednesday the 7th August I was working-out at the gym when, immediately after an intensive set of exercises, I experienced a sudden onset of a migraine. I showered, I changed, I drove home, I was sick, and I put myself to bed. I visited my GP the following day and was prescribed with Ibuprofen and Paracetamol to counter an 'exercise induced headache' and 'trapped nerve'. Thursday and Friday were pretty rough so I rested up well. Saturday was okay; feeling about 60% I took my kids to the park and had a rather pleasant pick-nick. On Sunday I woke with a sharp pain in my head and the return of the headache, and I took myself to an emergency GP were I was advised to take Asprin. On Monday I woke, the pain was worse and I took myself to A&E. After a lumber puncture and two CT andiograms I was diagnosed with a SAH. I have no other, apparent, symptoms other than a headache which seems to be easing off now. I've seen a neurologist and have been told to rest up for at least 12 weeks, but I've also been told that I won't be seen as an out patient. I'll be discharged on Monday but feel pretty scared that that will be it; I don't know anything about this, haven't been given any literature, and don't know of any specialist provisions that may be available. I appreciate that my symptoms appear to be minor in comparison to other but I'm scared all the same; that my condition may deteriorate, that it may happen again, that I may misinterpret the term 'rest up' and 'take it easy'. Again, sorry for the long post! Sean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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