Im4miracles Posted September 20, 2018 Share Posted September 20, 2018 I know you all can't give medical advice but I am going to ask what I need to ask and then we will see what can be said. My NASAH was 7/29/2018. I started back to work on 9/6/2018. Things were going really good. Headaches WERE not existent. Then for the last 8 days now, I am getting a headache every day. They aren't bad but they are very bothersome to have on and off daily. Why would I go a couple of weeks without them and then all of the sudden I have them this often?? I called my Neurosurgeon about them. I was told I cannot take ANY NSAIDS (including Ibuprofen). I can only take Tylenol. That doesn't touch these headaces AT ALL! If I ever got a migraine (which was MAYBE 1 or 2 a year) I would take an over the counter Migraine medication. Now, I am not allowed to take that because it has aspirin in it. I can't take Ibuprofen. They REFUSE to give me anything to help but did refer me to a Neurologist. That appointment isn't until 11/5/2018. I asked what I was supposed to do about the headaches until then. I was told I was not going to get anything prescribed until then and IF the Neurologist decides to do so! Then the Neurosurgeons office told me to call my Primary Care Doctor. She will not do anything because she does not know what to give me after the stroke and not allowed to have NSAIDS. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO??? I CANNOT wait until November to get headache relief!! Next, does anyone have blood pressure trouble after the NASAH? Mine use to be great. around 120/80 or so. Now, it is TERRIBLE! It seems to be worse at night. Tonight I took it and it was 160/120!! I am taking Verapamil for a few more weeks to help control Blood pressure but is it really working? I can feel the swelling in my body. When I call, they tell me to go to the ER. I am blown away by this. It seems to me that they don't care! The headaches aren't bad enough (like they were when the stroke happened) to go to the ER. I told them I can't run to the Emergency Room everytime I get a headache! UGH! A few weeks ago, I got a 2nd opinion on my NASAH and my Meningioma with another Neurosurgeon. So I called them about the headaches and they too told me to go to the ER. This lady said with the intermittent headaches that I could have another bleed. I thought you had to have "the worst headache of your life" to worry about having another bleed? I am so tired, my left arm and both thighs are so achy, I can't drive with my left arm as it is so "tired". I thought it was due to holding my iPad but now I am beginning to wonder. I have on and off nausea and sore neck. But all this is intermitten. I am so upset that these providers don't seem to care! They just want to brush me off to the ER. Then when nothing is wrong, I am going to look foolish for rushing to the emergency room for nothing and rack up bills by going foolishly. Any help you can suggest without giving Medical Advice (if that is possible) would be greatly appreciated. Michelle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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