The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Community

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 Foundation. 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 Foundation 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 Foundation and for more information on brain aneurysms, go to

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

This site is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or replace the service of your physician, but solely to give you information to help enable you to make informed decisions about your healthcare with guidance of healthcare professionals. Solicitation of any kind is not permitted on this website. Requesting of personal information of members on the site is prohibited. As this is a public forum, you may want to use a screen name or otherwise abbreviate your full name if you have privacy concerns. You can also change your privacy settings to determine who may view your profile and comments.

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Latest Activity

ron k commented on Beata's blog post First follow up angiogram
" my compaction did not cause any dizziness but an inner ear infection sure did!! "
12 minutes ago
Kayt Primmer commented on Beata's blog post First follow up angiogram
"You've had a fantastic result! Well done with your recovery and determination to get back to your usual activities :). I think dizziness is just part of the process , I wasn't dizzy for a while after surgery, rupture and bad sah, but I…"
44 minutes ago
ron k liked Anna's discussion My angiogram!
48 minutes ago
Kayt Primmer liked Beata's blog post First follow up angiogram
49 minutes ago
ron k replied to shaz49's discussion What do I do?
"they treat them to avoid a devastating rupture and possible death, trust me yyou do not want a rupture"
1 hour ago
Wendy commented on Beata's blog post First follow up angiogram
"I have to say first I'm impressed with your exercise regimen! For one reason or another I no longer do kickboxing which I loved but some day I hope to get back to it. That you can engage in exercise is great. For me right now if I exert myself…"
1 hour ago
Barbara E. Hinson commented on Beata's blog post First follow up angiogram
"Hi Beata, I am glad to hear of your successful surgery. I experienced dizziness/spinning prior to being diagnosed with un-ruptured aneurysm. My primary care provider suspected vertigo and referred me to ENT. ENT didn't find any vertigo and…"
1 hour ago
Tory Klementsen commented on Tory Klementsen's blog post Tired of the Pain
"Up until Brain Explosion 2012 I was the healthiest person in the world. It was almost disgusting! ;)"
1 hour ago



Started by Amanda Tilma in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by ron k 1 minute ago. 30 Replies

Please help. Can't speak properly and writing. Please send me some hints.Continue

What do I do?

Started by shaz49 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by ron k 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

Hi I'm quite new to this group and haven't had a chance to introduce myself. I'm a fifty seven year old female whose 5mm aneurysm on the tip of the left carotid artery was found incidentally when I had an MRI to see if my neurological symptoms were…Continue

Angiograms- any advice?

Started by Bloomsie in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jennifer 8 hours ago. 15 Replies

hey guys,Can anyone talk me through an angiogram they've had done? I'm petrified of needles and don't know what to expect. How long does it take you out for?Thanks,SarahContinue


Started by Joy in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Anna 12 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi, I was supposed to have an angiogram in July to check my unruptured aneurysm. I ended up cancelling it for several reasons 1) I'm terrified 2) My son might need a minor surgery but we don't have a consult with the surgeon until December 3) Money.…Continue



Blog Posts

Tired of the Pain

Posted by Tory Klementsen on October 31, 2014 at 1:30pm 7 Comments

First follow up angiogram

Posted by Beata on October 31, 2014 at 7:02am 19 Comments

I love my support group

Posted by Moltroub on October 29, 2014 at 11:00pm 5 Comments

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