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Anxiety and More

My ruptured brain aneurysm happened almost 2 years ago. Is it common to have through the roof anxiety which doesn’t seem to be getting any less? I also experience full body chills with goosebumps several times day and night. My drivers license was not revoked but I no longer drive because everything around me seems so fast!

The sudden chills can be a temporal node seizure, which I have had since having a ruptured right side aneurysm. Mine come in waves of shivers from head to toe and only last for a few moments. I take Lamictal to prevent grand mal seizures but even at an increased dose, I still have the waves now and then. Anxiety is another symptom of mine. It can be overwhelming and it is the symptom that most affects my family. I have learned to tell people around me that I am having an episode and they can talk me down sometimes with a reality check. It doesn’t prevent them, but shortens the length. Lamictal has also helped, but not eliminated the panic attacks. I had a posterior communicating artery ruptured aneurysm that was clipped in the area of the right temporal lobe. You should tell your neurologist about these experiences and maybe they will have a treatment to help. Take care.


Kate has given excellent advice! If things are getting worse, get to your neurologist, I’m pretty sure they can help!

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Thank you for your replies. I don’t know if this type of thing shows up on any tests but my annual MRA is scheduled in a couple weeks and I will discuss.

Smart! :slight_smile:

Iam so sorry this happened to you.Sometimes it’s the aftermath that gets hard to deal.Its like we just expect our bodies just to go back to normal.I have anxiety I have to give
myself a few minutes.
Hope it gets better for you.You surely not alone in this anxiety.I think most people just have hard time talking.
Thank you for sharing.

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How did the MRA go?

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Yes! I don’t remember MRA’s in the past although I know I’ve had several . This one was a cakewalk and results were good and I don’t have to go back for another two years! Thank you for asking .

My neurologist has no idea why I suffer from sudden chills. When I asked him he said that he did not know then he told me that 7 out of 10 people do not survive the type of ruptured aneurysm that I had.

You had a 3 in 10 chance. Mine was 1 in 10. Glad to see we both made it. I don’t get chills but have a very hard time with vision focus when I move or look up/down/bend over

Im glad the MRA was good! Happy dance for you! The hypothalamus is the part that controls body temp, you can read about it here

My new neurologist diagnosed my tremors and put me on a benzodiazepine. It not only helped my tremors but I’m driving to places I haven’t been able to drive to in the past. Perhaps you can discuss it with him.

I have been thinking about you.Hoping your feeling better.Odd!enough I get chills also.In Las Vegas, 108’ I have blanket on in house.Maybe our immune system is trying to heal.Good wishes!:snowflake::grimacing: