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Have you any other symptoms other than the pain in your head?
No associated double vision , dizziness , nausea?
Any family history of aneurysm?
How old are you?
Why are you so worried about an aneurysm?
Not sure if you are able to reply to my questions.
A subarachnoid bleed - is usually a very dramatic event - acute onset of very severe headache often with associated symptoms - vomiting , impaired conciousness etc
There can be small warning bleeds before hand - however this would usually cause a headache lasting for several hours.
I expect your own dr suspects that your symptoms re caused by muscle spasm - I would agree with that
If there is any suspicion of a bleed then you would need a CT scan and lumbar puncture.
Please get back to me if you need to.
hi - no other symptoms / no family history/ aged 51 female/
Have you read my posts above?
yes - very reassuring - My doc said it could be Neuralgia
or it could be a rare form of Brain Aneurysm with preliminary pains
anyway I shall keep a note of symptoms
Your symptoms are not remotely consistent with any type of bled
I would not refer a patient with your symptoms to hospital
I had a bleed myself in 2001 so I have a low threshold for making a referal !
yes - My doc was not willing to do an x-ray at this stage
seems entirely reasonable............
neuralgia or muscle spasms or similar - seems likely as u say
i do not think that you need to worry about this
thank you very much for putting my mind at ease
you are very welcome!
not sure how to log out of this chat
Me neither !
Not done one of these before!
ok - Many Thanks - Bye
Hello - what do u think about the twinges of pain down left side of body that have started off over past couple of days?
Can you tell me about them in some more detail?