Hi fellow survivors!
I’m 36 years old and had a cerebral aneurysm rupture 3 years ago in the left side of my brain, causing third cranial nerve palsy. It was successfully coiled, but caused permanent Mydriasis to my left eye. During this process, they discovered another aneurysm on the right temple. It’s only 2cm, so they left as is and monitor regularly. For a long time after this I felt like a ticking time bomb, never knowing when/if it would also rupture. I am still battling with anxiety, depression and PTSD, but have begun to get a handle on it. However, recently I’ve been having new symptoms including fatigue, memory loss and the inability to focus. I’ve always been great at my job and able to focus and stay productive all day. But over the past few months I can’t keep my thoughts from racing and stay focused for more than a couple minutes. Has anyone else experienced the memory loss and focus issues? If so; how did you deal with this? The doctor has me on Lexapro and Wellbutrin which are definitely helping with the depression, but not the focus/memory loss. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks, Dana Lee