Since my initial rupture 07/21/12, and subsequent 2nd coiling 11/2012, and a second rupture of same coiled aneurysm 03/2013, I have been trying (key word here! brain doesn't like it!) to research and figure out just WHY this has happened to me.
Before I go further on the "why"--let me first explain I am not struggling, I have come to terms, I am not depressed, I accept God's fate and my path. I feel I am a better person now than I ever was.
However, the PHYSICAL "why" question remains. Especially since I have repeatedly (over a dozen times) heard from nurses and doctors--from neuros to ICU staff to my primary care physician, on down the line, just how very common this is becoming. We need answers, folks! Preventative measures! We have children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, etc....
I've had some nurses/clinical staff point me to food additives, GMO's (many suggested links there), and I've been told there is some up and coming research linking growth hormoned and GMO's (think wheat products), to inflammation and a possible contribution to aneurysm development and subsequent rupture down the line.
My question for many of you, and also a question I would encourage many of you to ask your healthcare providers---How many of you have taken in the past (when still legal) a weight loss aid or diet supplement, which contained Ephedra? (Think Metabolife--late 90's, early 2000's, for one). Or take a lot of allergy/sinus pills containing pseudoephedrine? Steady intake, I mean? Be honest with your answers, and please ask your doctors. I remember back when the FDA cracked down on those diet supplements, there was a connection to heart attack and BRAIN ANEURYSM. Check it out on the web. I wonder about lingering affects?
This is just curiosity. But 10-15 years out, there seems to be this large increase in the occurrence of aneurysms and ruptures. There has to be a cause/link.
Anyone else have any input/thoughts on this, please share!