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Welcome to the Brain Aneurysm Support Community

The purpose of the Brain Aneurysm Support Community is to provide a forum for patients and their families affected by brain aneurysms to find support.

This forum is brought to you by Ben’s Friends in a partnership with the Brain Aneurysm Support Community. The site was based on a need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms. To find out more about The Brain Aneurysm Support Community and for more information on brain aneurysms, go to

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Vicki liked Vicki's discussion The Dentist
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Vicki liked Vicki's discussion The Dentist
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Vicki replied to Vicki's discussion The Dentist
"Perfect!!! Jamie!!! Thank you!"
6 hours ago
JaimeLynn replied to Vicki's discussion The Dentist
"Hello Vicki, sorry you are anxious. I am actually a dental hygienist. When you go just explain to them what you went through, and ask if they have oraqix, it is a topical agent that "numbs" your teeth. Just try to relax, I know it's…"
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Sarah Serata updated their profile
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malalatete commented on Melodee Ashley's group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"Hi DB I have a bilobed annie on my left opthalmic artery, has variously been described as 4,mm, 4.5mm, more recently 4.8mm in one diameter, 8mm in the other.  Surgeons were originally classing it as 4mm and saying wait and watch; then 8mm and…"
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Carmen liked Vicki's discussion The Dentist
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Miranda Mercuri replied to Vicki's discussion The Dentist
"At first it was a fear, but when I actually went it wasn't too bad. Fear dissipates with time."
11 hours ago


The Dentist

Started by Vicki in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Vicki 6 hours ago. 17 Replies

I am VERY afraid to go to the Dentist! Just to have my teeth cleaned. Excellent dentist. My teeth are straight and white. Spent a lot of money when younger and now I can't imagine someone scraping my teeth!!! The imagined sensation in my head makes…Continue

Anesthesia and Brain Fog?

Started by Sarge in Post Surgical Rcovery 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have to undergo anesthesia for treatment on "frozen shoulder", and I've heard that undergoing anesthesia can lead to brain fog in patients who are recovering from brain injuries.I'm 1.5 years out from my rupture/craniotomy, and in all honesty, I'm…Continue

Hello, My 18 year old daughter was just diagnosed with an aneurysm

Started by Sherry Shultis in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by tj1 13 hours ago. 10 Replies

My daughter was just diagnosed on May 13th with a 2.7 mm anterior communicating artery aneurysm.  They told her because of her family history, she does pose a greater risk for rupture.  Her grandfather passed away at 44 from a ruptured aneurysm, her…Continue

Need Some Advice

Started by Manny blues in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 13 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi, I just found out that one of my closest friends has two brain aneurysm. He is only 24 years old. I was wondering how do I convince him to tell his family as of now he has only told myself and another friend. Also he didn't take the news well…Continue

Character change after Aneurysm?

Started by gabriele in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 13 hours ago. 99 Replies

I'm being told-without really seeing this myself-that my character has changed since my ruptured aneurysm. Has anyone else experienced that?I also suffer from Vertigo and react with extreme tiredness and dizziness to all weather changes too (sun as…Continue

suggestions for mental preparation? 1st coiling treatment scheduled this Tuesday in Zurich

Started by Cathy in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Cathy yesterday. 26 Replies

I am an American in Switzerland for 18 years.My 2 annies were discovered a few months ago, fusiform on the junctions of the opthalmic and interior carotid arteries.Continue


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