My mother went through a brain aneurysm rupture in November of 2015. She was comatose for about a month but is now recovering wonderfully, basically lost a big chunk of her vision but overall we are extremely happy with her recovery. My mother doesn't experience most symptoms or recovery effects that most do, her personality is coming back to normal more and more and she is able to stay awake as long as she needs to now, but definitely needs a day of sleep for recovery on Sundays if she has too much activity during the week.
She was recently diagnosed with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, which is why she had the anuerysm. This is an aggressive genetic disease in which, if only one parent has it, there is a 50% chance of passing it on to their offspring. ADPKD has the following effects: growth of innumerable cysts over the lifetime of the patient that are basically asymptomatic until the patient is end/late stage kidney disease, high probability of aneurysm and rupture in head, and heart valve and liver failure. My mom already had and survived the aneurysm rupture, so we are happy about that, but we are now dealing, out of nowhere, with stage 4 kidney disease.
I am yet unsure if I have this genetic disorder, I have contacted my doctor and hope to hear back from her, I am dreading all of the red tape I will have to get through to get any sort of analysis that will determine if I have this. I am not too worried, with brain aneurysms, as long as I check myself and it doesn't rupture, I'll be happy. But I really want to be able to donate one of my kidneys to my mother, and I will not be able to if I also have this disorder.
The reason I am here is to ask, did anyone not experience any headaches throughout their lifetime and ended up having an aneurysm/rupture? I ask this because, in my short 24 year life, I have never once experienced a headache, and so I am hopeful that this is a good sign. I have had lots of stress even before my mother's rupture, more stress than most people will have at least by the time they are 24, and I have yet to experience a headache. I bet this is unrelated, but I am hoping.
Sorry for the long post, essentially I am hoping to get the bolded question answered. Thank you so much and God bless all, specially those who are going through this right this moment and their families.