Something to speak with your doctors about.....VERY IMPORTANT!

One of the hardest things I had to deal with following my rupture were huge mood swings, sleep and weight gain.

Many of the changes following a traumatic brain injury (such as an aneurysm rupture, or a craniotomy) are caused by damage to your pituitary gland. Blood spilling into your brain can kill or damage your pituitary gland. Your pituitary gland is your master gland. It regulates your sleep, your body temperature regulation, your weight, your stress levels, how much you sweat, your blood pressure, your sexual needs and general sexual health, how fast you heal, and many, many aspects of your other bodily functions. I have noticed that many postings are about these subjects. Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital published the following study:

Please print out this article and speak with your doctor about testing your pituitary regulated hormones, and ask to be referred to a neuroendrocrinologist (usually at larger teaching hospitals). Low levels of these hormones can be life threatening.

Following a rupture or a craniotomy, please have the following hormones tested:

serum free T4,


AM cortisol,



Vitamin D (this is actually a prohormone, not a vitamin)

testosterone (in men and women)

FSH (in postmenopausal and/or premenopausal women with amenorrhea

Good Luck!


Here are a few other articles to print out for your doctors:

Please let me know if you can't access these articles, and I'll post the whole articles here.

Wow...this is very Interesting Julie...Thank~you so much for sharing...!

Hmmmm... VERY interesting... I became Hyperthroid after my clipping.. TSH, was way low.. T4, way high... Vit D, way low..

Need to check the other stuff on the list..

Good news is, I'm no longer Hyperthroid.. :) took 6 months to balance it self back out.. but energy is still low.. maybe some thing on this list is outta wack..

Thanks for the info..