Megan Erickson Posted August 22, 2015 Share Posted August 22, 2015 Good day my fellow SAH survivors; I am fast approaching my two year anniversary from suffering my NASAH. I was 37 at the time of the event and was in very good health, overweight but nothing too serious. Unfortunately work was my life at the time - as could be witnessed by being on my blackberry during the first few days of my hospital stay. I was in hospital for 2 full weeks until the vasospasms subsided and was deemed safe to go home. It took me another 3.5 months to return to work only to be let go upon my first day. I have since found other employ and totally love my work. I suffered short term memory loss at first, but that has since corrected itself. I am now a sonic listener as I call it. Very sensitive hearing but that is slowly getting better as well. I get easily tired and moody - much to the annoyance of my family. I find keeping hydrated and rested helps but I am very rarely able to sleep more than 3 hours at a time (habit formed by regular stat checks in hospital 2 years ago). I find I'm afraid to fall asleep in case I don't wake up. I suffer daily headaches. I have tried various pain medications from my GP - gabapentin (allergic to it - I would swell up badly), trazadone (don't like the lingering feeling the next day), and now propranolol. It seems to do the best but still have daily headaches and sometimes they are debilitating. Each new day that I am suffering the throbbing pain I find that more of me disappears - being eroded away by the pain. No one around me seems to understand what it is I am going through. I feel trapped in this torture chamber of my life and I need to get out of it before it becomes the new me. I have been afflicted with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager, but now it is getting worse. I am currently dealing with a new found food allergy and the prednisone the doctor has me on not only makes the depression worse but makes the headaches almost as bad as the SAH pain - yes that bad! Unfortunately it's the only choice I have for the rash so I'm hoping it heals soon so I can discontinue taking it as well. I live in Alberta, Canada and I would very much like to get in touch with ANYONE that may have any suggestions on what I could try or who I could see in order to lessen the grip this daily pain has on me. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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