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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

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is a global community that embraces different cultures, faiths, attitudes and viewpoints. Please be respectful of this. The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is not the place for discussions on religion, sex, or politics. Discriminatory language will not be permitted.

Latest Activity

las15 joined sheri fisher's group

Living with an aneurysm

anyone living with an unruptured aneurysm
4 hours ago
las15 joined Melodee Ashley's group

Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Anyone can join this group, however, this group was developed for those of us who have an annie that was dangerous enough that it required a procedure, but blessed enough that it did not burst.See More
4 hours ago
Christine posted a status
"And my job is cutting my pay to half time while I am out. Thats what I get for being a Nurse Practitioner."
6 hours ago
Christine posted a status
"I leave in 2 weeks for evaluation of my R PCOM; coil vs clip. Expense ordeal, airline tickets-probably will need change, hotel for companion"
6 hours ago


Curios about some facial tingling

Started by Janel in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by goldenaer 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage on Dec 23, 15 which was coiled.  I have been back to work since late March and working nearly 40 hours.  I have no major complications, but have noticed a strange sensation in my face since June 26th.  I can only…Continue

Radiation Exposure

Started by Sherri Long in Brain Aneurysm Resources. Last reply by patioplans 23 hours ago. 20 Replies

A week or two ago we had a discussion on radiation from all our tests, especially those of us who have also had cancer.  I posted a link from and found this today:…Continue

Three years ago today.....

Started by Penny in Success Stories. Last reply by Penny yesterday. 8 Replies

Three years ago today I started my journey of recovery after the clipping and obliteration of a leaking brain annuerysm that had overflowed the optic nerve Chaism. I don't know where to start thanking you for your love, support and prayers. Most…Continue

Plavix and Aspirin complications??

Started by Sky75 in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Campanile yesterday. 14 Replies

Hi everyone, I am 6 weeks post op and have been taking plavix and aspirin. I am concerned about GI side effects. Anyone had GI side effects and if so, how did you treat it.


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