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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

Christine posted a status
"11 days post-op craniotomy I am 64 with hypertensionDid anyone require long term disability after their procedure?"
3 hours ago
Anafa liked Anafa's discussion Six month angio coming soon
4 hours ago
Anafa replied to Anafa's discussion Six month angio coming soon in the group Pipeline Embolization Device (PED)
"So glad we were able to have this peocedure"
19 hours ago
Patty replied to Anafa's discussion Six month angio coming soon in the group Pipeline Embolization Device (PED)
"Yes, mine was definitely used off label! Probably why my doctor was the only one out of seven surgeons that would go this route. I'm so glad I chose the PED! Blessed, we are! "
19 hours ago



Started by Gayle in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by jjebarry 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

I am still numb on the side of my head near my right ear since my surgery. Does this eventually get better?

Has anyone had Pain at puncture site after angiogram?

Started by Sky75 in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Campanile yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, it's been 12 days since my 6 month follow up angiogram. About a week after, I started to feel like my right foot and right arm were tingling. I called my doctor and she told me the arm was unrelated. She said the foot may be related…Continue

Just checking in after 5 years...

Started by R.Craig in Success Stories. Last reply by Too Sweet For Me yesterday. 6 Replies

Wow. I have not been on this site in 5 years but I lived on it for a few and it brought me through some really tough times. I am a survivor of a rupture aneurism in I think 2004. I do have some minor issues - dates being one of them. I initially had…Continue


Started by Gerry in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Campanile on Saturday. 15 Replies

Coming up to my 1 year anniversary of a ruptured aneurysm with clipping. The last 3 months I seemed to have gone back to regular headaches. This week I have also developed really bad dizzines. If I move my head a certain way, my whole world 'rocks…Continue


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