Headaches during Recovery

Most survivors continue to suffer from headaches following the treatment of a ruptured aneurysm. When the head starts to pound and you think you’ve done everything you can possible do but still no relieve, panic hits in. You start thinking if it’s another aneurysm getting ready to rupture. This panic leads to anxiety and anxiety makes the headache and sometimes BP (if you have been diagnosed) go up. I used to torture myself with this a lot until I decided to get down to business by identifying exactly the symptoms of Aneurysm related headache .

Symptoms: May mimic frequent migraine or cluster headaches, caused by balloon-like weakness or bulge in blood-vessel wall. May rupture (stroke) or allow blood to leak slowly resulting in a sudden, unbearable headache, double vision and rigid neck. The person rapidly becomes unconscious.

Symptoms of a frequent migraine include:

Severe, one-sided throbbing pain, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cold hands, sensitivity to sound and light

Symptoms of a cluster headache include:

Excruciating pain in the vicinity of the eye; tearing of the eye; nose congestion; and flushing of the face. Pain frequently develops during sleep and may last for several hours. Attacks occur every day for weeks, or even months, then disappears for up to a year. Eighty percent of cluster patients are male, most between the ages of 20 and 50.

For me, I like to eliminate the anxiety by knowing the exact symptoms.

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