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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.

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Latest Activity

Kathy replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"Personally, I am a big proponent of teaching hospitals. Anyone performing procedures, is always closely monitored by a physician in charge. My procedure was performed at a teaching hospital. Considering the severity of our condition, surviving…"
1 hour ago
Rich7469 replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"Hi Jennifer, I had a PED placed in the same week as you on 11/6/15 for a 26mm ICA aneurysm. I suffered intense eye pain and numbness in my right eye and temple and was told by my neurologist that the aneurysm swells slightly whist clotting before it…"
2 hours ago

Edwardo and agcila are now friends
4 hours ago
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6 hours ago
Shanihan replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"Hi Jennifer- I had 3 coils and a stent placed in my basilar artery 7/30/13. I was on plavix for 3 months until my next cerebral angiogram. I have fluctuated between 325 and 81mg aspirin since then. I also was at a teaching hospital UCSD. When I…"
8 hours ago
Lily replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"6 months on plavix; then 325mg aspirin for year; now low dose only"
9 hours ago
dasis72 replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"The plavix is to prevent blood clots, I thought.  From what i have read 6 months is average because that is the next major brain scan or angiogram in my case to see how things are doing.  After the 6 month check up I believe most people go…"
9 hours ago
Jennifer added 2 discussions to the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
10 hours ago


Job Interviews

Started by harlylena in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

I saw a post here about job interviews about a year ago but I'm curious. Do you mention the brain aneurysm at a job interview when asked to explain the gap in a resume? It's just a part time job and not in my original field of work.Continue

Double vision and leg weakness

Started by Gina in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jennifer 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

Any one experiencing double vision or leg weakness after coiling?Since my coiling 3 years ago I have had these frightening episodes. I have been to the best in Chicago, but none of them have answersI'm beyond frustrated and scared.Continue

Right sided numbness

Started by Jennifer in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jennifer 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, im new to this site and am so very excited about it because I have felt so alone in this aneurysm battle. I was coiled w a stent June 16 this year. I am 12 weeks postop and have had numbness on the right side of my head and face almost…Continue

Birthday Success

Started by harlylena in Personal Stories. Last reply by Myra 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm 48 today.Second birthday since being clipped.I figured since I was brave enough to venture the Washington Metro and flights, that I could take it a bit further. I rode my motorcycle for 15 miles today. First official ride on the public road in…Continue

coil 5 yrs need clip same annurism

Started by debbi kalbach in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

hello...i had annurism coiled 5 yrs ago...and now it is growing and has a neck on it now with blood now i have to get the clip ??? im scared to death.....has anyone had coil then clipping ???Continue

Can't find stuff on here

Started by billh50 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

saw this on a disscussion but can't find it.  "Brain Basics" in the Brain Resources sectionContinue

4 month post-craniotomy update

Started by saraht in Post Surgical Rcovery yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi all -- As promised, my 4-month update post craniotomy for an unruptured aneurysm on my left MCA.Things are nearly back to normal. My jaw pain is mostly gone, and I can open my mouth almost as much as I used to be able to. Feeling has returned…Continue

Tender painful scalp

Started by momof2 in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Jeanne on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Sometimes I get a very sore scalp and it hurts to even touch it lightly. I am 10 yrs post a clipping for an SAH anyone have This?


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