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The fright of my life - Posted on behalf of Sue B

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Posted on behalf of Sue B from Articles into a more appropriate forum.

 

Hi everyone I am a 44 year old lady, I suffered 2 subarachnoid haemorrhages on the 1-7-18 

I am new to the group and looking for answers to help me understand and live with the changes in my life.

 

July the first I headed out for a social trail run with an amazing group of friends when less than 1km in a terrible headache hit me. At first I thought my headband was to tight so I removed it, the headache just got worse with a severe nauseated feeling joining it. Friends noticed my change in colour and helped me return to my car which felt like forever.

 

I then waited for my husband and mum to collect me, which again felt like a lifetime with excruciating pain. 3 hospitals and two ambulance drives later, 4 angiograms I was taken in for surgery to coil one subarachnoid haemorrhage and clamp another one. 

 

Two weeks in hospital, then home for recovery. I was quite lucky as I’ve had no real side effects bar a bit of short term memory loss and these terrible headaches. I have returned to work quite early at 8 weeks but only working 3 days a week. I’m not in the best industry to work when suffering these terrible headaches 25 toddlers can really add to the headaches but just love being with the children on the good days.

 

Just really looking for answers on what’s the best medication to kick these headaches, as nothing seems to work and how long people waited to return to exercise. I walk as often as I can when the headaches aren’t knocking me out for the day. 

 

Thanks everyone 

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Welcome to BTG.

 

We are not medically trained so we cannot give medical advice.

As for questions about the best medications to kick the headaches you must contact your doctor or neurologist They are the ones to give you advice on that issue.

 

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Hi Sue 

 

A very warm welcome to BTG.

 

Well done for getting back to work so early.

Working with 25 toddlers cant be easy ! As you say your are still in the early stages of recovery and have gone back very quickly.

Maybe you could cut down your hours and gradually build them up again.

 

Re your headaches, as Super has said, we cant give medical advice but definitely go and see your GP.

Listen to your body, slow down and take care.

We look forward to hearing how you get on. 

 

Tina xx

 

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Thanks everyone

 

Sorry for the late reply just getting my head around how this forum works, I think I’ve got it worked out now.

I’ve been drinking so much water around the 3 litre a day , since  this has all happened that’s the one thing I’ve noticed being thirsty all the time.

 

Out of curiosity in regards to my drivers license was I supposed to let the license and registration place know or do the doctors do that and how do I go about it when I’m allowed to drive again? I am in south Australia.

 

Thanks again

 

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As for your question about your driving licence, we are in the UK and rules vary all over the world so cannot comment on Australia.

Go onto the website of your licencing department and look for notifiable  conditions and that should tell you

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Hi Sue

 

With regards to driving and your driving license, when you find out any information for Australia, would you mind updating us here on the link below. We would be very grateful and it would really help others in the future from Australia.

 

 

Good luck & many thanks.

Tina xx

 

 

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Hi there

 

warm welcome glad that you found us...

 

sorry cant answer regarding driving I don't drive...

 

If your at all worried re; constant thirst maybe ask your GP (doctor) 

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Sue,

 

Glad you are well and hope you get license back soon.  You sound okay looking after 25 toddlers xx

 

I just passed out while cooking, still have trouble walking,  so if you see me make sure you give me a lift lol.

 

Good luck and hope you will be mobile/license pretty quick, good luck xx

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