Patient Comments: Brain Aneurysm - Symptoms and Signs

What symptoms and signs did you experience with your brain aneurysm?

Comment from: Jo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

Nil. I had nil symptoms or signs of brain aneurysm. I had experienced a couple of minor headaches and blurred vision when trying to read for months. Mind you I was not using my reading glasses that I needed, my bad. I was at work doing my job (registered nurse) when I was required to take a visitor who was experiencing chest pain to the emergency department. Whilst at the triage desk where I was conversing normally and had no pain, I collapsed unconscious, no warning, and seized. I went in to a ventricular fibrillation arrest and required defibrillation intubation and was sent for a CT scan. I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm of the anterior communication artery. I was well and pain free and functioning normally until I seized.

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Comment from: Texashorseman, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 09

While pulling weeds in a flower bed I was struck by a copperhead snake. Severe pain ensued immediately. Finger turned black and blue within seconds. Five minutes after being bit I was on my way to the emergency room. Four days later and 1 surgery on the hand, I was released. A month has passed since the day of the bite but the finger is still in real bad shape. I was referred to a wound clinic for treatment. Of course after a month it is still very sore.

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Comment from: debra, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 25

I was diagnosed five years ago with Sjogren's syndrome and have lost most of my sight. I have primary Sjogren's, which went undiagnosed for years till my eyes and corneas melted. I take 8 mg of methotrexate once a week and use Tears eye drops. But I also take omega three oil, juice, lots of greens, and walk 112 stairs a day. I am telling you diet and exercise help. Seriously, do not let them tell you different. I have one of the best rheumatologist, he is wonderful and is looking after me. I get blood check every month and I just notice this year that I am achy but I think it is overdoing the stairs. Diet and exercise help. I wonder how many of you had thyroid disease before being diagnosed, I think there is a link.

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Comment from: DMR, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 11

I suffered what was called a catastrophic brain aneurism, and should have died on the spot. I got taken to the hospital where I had 2 surgeries. One to put a stent in and clip the vessel, and one to put a drain tube in my head. Doctors told my family to expect the worse, three to six months in the hospital and rehabilitation, and even then I may or may not be the same. Miraculously I was out of the hospital in 2 weeks and spent 6 days in rehab. Other than feeling weak at times and getting a headache every now and then I am fine. It has been 5 weeks, I have been home for 2 weeks, and I feel normal. I can walk, talk, play my drums and do everything I did before. I am just taking it easy for now. From what I have learned about this, I will never understand how I recovered so quick and with all my faculties intact. I don't really know of anyone who was as lucky as me, but I am sure they exist. I had no symptoms before it happened, but I own a gym and was in great shape, which they say may have helped me recover. And lots of support. I am one of the lucky ones and wish I could give some advice on how to heal like I did, but I can't. I wish the best for everyone that has gone through this, and hope that you all recover.

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Comment from: Tina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

I was noticing a lot of headaches and my eyes also would ache. I thought it was from the migraine headaches I was also getting. There was a time I lost my vision, for about 5 minutes. Then I started feeling nauseous all the time. The day I was taken to the hospital, I felt the most unbearable pain in my head and I knew it was brain aneurysm.

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