Carolyn250 Posted August 3, 2020 Share Posted August 3, 2020 Hi there I’m posting to ask for some simple advice as I feel very short of info. I had my NASAH (Grade 1) on June 28th - middle of a field, out of nowhere, thunderclap headache, vomiting, light sensitivity, stiff neck. Assumed it was a violent start to a migraine! Husband came to get me. Felt appalling, made no sense talking and tried to sleep the ‘migraine’ off. Next day headache lessened a little but all other symptoms still there and now with a really fuzzy and uncomfortable brain feeling. I tried to work that week but it was too hard. I’m self employed and do 3 days a week as a Marketing Director. In the time of Covid getting medical help is challenging but I phoned to doctors twice and a week later the doc suggested I just get checked out at A&E. They kept me in, lumbar puncture, a variety of CT scans, cerebral angiogram, 2 days in HDU and an MRI and 5 days later sent home. My post here really is about what to expect - no one has told me, just that I need to rest but I’m a pretty active person and what does rest mean? Do nothing?? Literally? I get fatigue and headaches and all sorts of strange sensations, stiff neck, fuzzy brain, most of the things I see people on here experience (good to read I’m normal!) and of course I get episodes of anxiety - usually when I have possibly done too much (although in reality hardly anything) and I get tired and twinges and aches and sometimes little panic attacks - bleurgh! I’m not driving but haven’t been told I can’t. I’m not doing much exercise as too tired but want to do more just so I don’t turn into a complete couch potato! I didn’t work for 2 weeks after return from hospital but am doing probably the equivalent of 1 day per week spread across the week as and when I can. I don’t know what taxes my brain/body more? Physical or mental things? If I knew I would avoid the most taxing and do more of the other. I’ve no idea how long recovery will take? `I’m hugely fortunate that I have had no other significant side effects like vision or paralysis. I’m just hungry for basic info and I know everyone is different. I’ve read the NASAH threads and it seems some people take a year or more to recover fully (scary thought). Just simple info would be massively helpful Thanks for reading and best wishes in recovery to all on here x 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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