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Hi

I have been headache free for quite awhile but have had other problems not connected with SAH unfortunately I have arthritis as well. Over the last few days my headaches have returned and I think it may be the spectacles I am wearing. Just wondered if anybody else has headaches aggravated by specs since they've had an SAH as I never experienced this before.

One thing for certain is that these aneursyms are sly as the exhaustion has returned as well just when I was feeling good, never mind off for a break in West Wales on Saturday for a week hope it will do me good.

All the best everyone

John

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Hi John

Not had any headaches from wearing specs, but I find I need them all the time at work now and they are not always strong enough. Before SAH, I would only need them occasionally. I only have bad vision in one eye, so I'm a bit like Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

Regards

Keith

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Hey John

I got my eyes tested last month as I was advised to leave it a year before going. My eyesight has remained the same as it was before. However, I do know that when I get new glasses with a new prescription I do get headaches for a fortnight or so. It might be worth going to get your eyes tested again to see whether your sight has changed.

Nice to have you back by the way.

Sami xxx

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John,

Probably the only way to test this, is to leave the specs off for a while? Do you know whereabouts you had the aneurysm .... what artery? Mine was the post right communicating artery and it did affect my eyesight .... I had a III nerve palsy ..... but when I'm tired the eye is still affected and I still get a bit of double vision .... From what I can read from your post, you don't say whether the specs are new ones?

Just to add, that if you're worried about the headaches, then it might be wise to go and have the once over from your GP.

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Hi Karen

Headaches have gone since I changed specs, I think it was a combination of them and arthritis. I am seeing GP when I come back from hols, it was my communicating artery that ruptured but I had a full sight test when I was back on my feet and all was OK. I am going to get lighter specs, plenty of bargains at Specsavers.

Heres a good one I used to love a pint before SAH but since even if I have only one I am bad for days it must have affected that part of my brain which likes beer, still I'm everybody's friend now as I only drink soft drinks so can drive to pub, a pint would be nice though!!! Whoops I,m going of subject.

Cheers

John :roll:

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Hi John mine SAH was on the left comm artery my sight was badly affected at first but I now have better vision in my left eye than right. I have to wear glasses for reading and they are quite abit stronger than pre SAH.

Alcohol is also something that I can't tolerate very well post SAH. I find that any more than one drink leaves me feeling bad for days.

Janet x

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Hi Scott talking about the dye stinging it also disturbs the vision when they first put it in.

I had to see the eye specialist before I could be discharged from Walton, bearing in mind that I had a third nerve palsy on my left eye that meant I couldn't lift the eyelid and if the lid was lifted the vision was blurred and double.

The specialist inserted the drops in both eyes then expected me to walk unaided out of the room to wait the necessary 10 minutes before assessing the damage. I had to remind him that he had removed my vision from my only working eye so I needed help to get back to the waiting room.

Janet x

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Hi

Thanks for your replies. Specsavers very kindly changed my frames to a lighter more expensive frame for half price and now no headaches.

Just had a good holiday in West Wales sunny but cold, all week I had no exhaustion as soon as I come home its back, hopefully a couple of days in my own bed should rectify problem.

I am now waiting for a follow up MRI scan before appointment with neurologist in January 2008, apparently the coiling was a success in 2005 but there is still a small place not filled, but they don't seem too concerned.

Speak again

Cheers

John

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