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Hi all

 

New here, I had a Non aneurysm sah Thursday gone, just home struggling with blurred vision , balance and bright lights. I'm in the uk and the local neurology department have never seen one of these before.

 

Any advice welcome hence recovery time, driving etc. My car insurance is due for renewal next month and I really don't know what to do. I obviously won't drive until I get to all clear. 

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Hi :)

 

A very warm welcome to BTG, glad you found us.

It is very early days for you in your recovery from your NASAH and what you are experiencing is very normal after a bleed. The best advice at the moment is to rest up lots ,drink plenty of water and listen to your body. Everyones recovery time is different. Try not to push yourself too hard or your body will let you know :) Be kind to yourself.

 

Re driving etc, this was a post by Karen Hyder and may be of help to you:

 

'It's down to each individual or their partners to contact the DVLA, as the Doctors/Consultants don't do it for you. You also need to declare the SAH to your Insurance Company or you could find your insurance invalid and therefore, not insured to drive. I believe that an Insurance Company cannot discriminate, due to disability and will not increase the premium, but you do need to let them know what's happened and also let them know when the DVLA have declared that you are fit to drive.

 

I was never asked to surrender my licence, but was advised not to drive for 3 months. There's a lot of different criteria between each SAH patient .... whether you were coiled or clipped .... suffered seizures etc.. so each person can be categorised differently, so you need to contact the DVLA, as one size doesn't always fit all, when it comes to driving post SAH.

 

There are quite a few posts on this website about this subject matter, so would advise members to do a Search .... you can find the Search button at the top of your screen.'

 

Hope this helps, Wishing you a speedy recovery and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Take care

Tina.  

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Welcome,

 

I am also a NASAH survivor.  Please go slow, take it easy and listen to your body.  Headaches, vision, memory, fatigue are all going to plague for a while.  You may also experience some anxiety and sadness.  Time will heal.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

 

Chris

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 Can't talk about driving as I do not drive, now bright lights I use sunglasses as I cannot take any harsh lights.

 

Give yourself time and keep a smile close at hand xx  I remember typing I feel giddy when I first came on here and was told when standing swing legs off bed, sit for a while and do not rush up, it works honestly !! xx

 

It is a long haul but take it easy and we are survivors so take your time and let your brain heal, on here there is "A letter from your Brain" it tells you what brain has been through xx and you of course xxxx

 

Good luck and take it slowly at first       ~     http://web.behindthegray.net/index.php?/topic/2113-a-letter-from-your-brain-by-stephanie-st-claire-©1996/&do=findComment&comment=29089  l

 

Win xx

 

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Warm welcome, I had a burst anuerysm and had to inform DVLA, did not have to surrender licence but could not drive until doctor or consultant agreed I was okay.  Did inform insurers had no extra charge when began driving again.  DVLA were slow in responding to initial form sent in declaring I had a SAH so don't be shy in chasing up.

 

It is early days for you and I hope your vision does improve.  Good luck and keep us informed 

 

Sharon

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Hi

you are very early days and it will be sometime before you can gauge what your normal will be. 

I still struggle with balance occasionally but it's much bettter than it was. 

Take your time, rest and drink plenty of water. You'll find your new normal in time. 

Clare xx

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5 hours ago, Wall1409 said:

How long does it take to feel normal again please 

I understand it take around 3 months for the blood in your brain to be cleared away but beyond that tiredness/headaches etc. can continue for longer. I'm 15 months past a bleed and whilst I've been back to *normal* for months now, I notice stress at work does bring the old symptoms back again.

 

For me it was supermarkets that were the worst...too many lights, people and noise! I'm just glad I can hide away on my little island away from madness!

 

Take it slow and steady....have lots of water and lots of siestas!

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Depends on the person as it took me an age. Complications !!

 

Others feel better, quicker than others, it all depends on you and the bleed.  Take is slow and no stress and think of happy times.

 

You Will get there Wall, just take it easy , and once again no stress as my Surgeon told me !!

 

Good luck

Win x

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Hi

I had a lot if pain in my legs with shooting pains. It was worst when I was in hospital but I was there for 2 weeks. I was told it was the blood dissipating down the spine. However you need to get it checked out. Sounds like it was a pity you were not seen in a specialist neuro unit. 

 

Clare xx

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