I have had my first migraine since the coilings this past three days. Dr. Jerome Zacks answered. Compared to traditional surgical treatment of an aneurysm, which involves putting a clip at the base of the aneurysm to cut off the blood supply, coiling is a minimally invasive approach that has fewer side effects and means patients can usually go home sooner and with less pain. Thank you , Muriel. I was terrified as I am sure you are but it will be over soon and you will just be contending with some after effects. I did have headaches in that area for about 6 months and did wake up with pains on that side of my head quite often and mine would go away after I was up awhile. As far as anyone I know, I am back to normal. I have numbness and dropping on right side of face, and pain in right eye that is stabbing... 4. often I loose feeling in my hand and foot on the right side of my body... 5. Such improvements to our sites include the addition of alt-text, navigation by keyboard and screen reader technology, closed captioning, color contrast and zoom features, as well as an accessibility statement on each site with contact information, so that users can alert us to any difficulties they have accessing our content. Up until this unfortunate session I have gone through, I have been such a healthy, strong woman. Had he not taken the cat scan, who knows if I would be sitting here answering your considerate message. September 5, 2018 by Dr. Vikas Gupta 1. Answered by Dr. Richard Sanders: Rupture and stroke: ... what would cause tingling and numbness from the knees to the feet on both sides. by Nicole Lou, Staff Writer, MedPage Today May 9, 2018 After effects of coiling. Hi Muriel - My aneurysm ruptured in March 2012 and I was coiled. What I want to know is if anyone else has slight headaches off and on all the time. The authors prospectively analyze the characteristics and risk factors of a headache after coiling in patients treated for an unruptured cerebral aneurysm. Just the smell of the newly mowed grass and the feel of the sunshine on my face when I mow is a blessing to me. Muriel_Steven 2014-05-28 17:10:12 UTC #21. by Although it is possible to treat a brain aneurysm after finding its size, shape, and location, patients can suffer from long-lasting effects. Thank you so much for replying to me. Makes me nervous to have such a high B/P but I have felt very good for a couple of days now. "Neurovascular stents for SAC provide important options for the treatment of wide-neck brain aneurysms, and their technology continues to evolve. I must have ingested 200 Ibuprofen and I don't like to do that. They coiled the one on the left on April 7th and the one on the right April 15th. High blood pressure runs in my family, and whike mine is normally very low, sometimes too low, I’m still concerned it can develop into high blood pressure. I weaned myself off meds after 6 months, no more headaches, but I still haven't taken off the weight. Those smaller than 7 millimeters are considered less likely to rupture. I was lucky to have had a warning. That is not a nice thought. I’m taking plavix and aspirin now and will be for a few month post surgery too. If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, or experience technical issues, please contact us at accessibility@everydayhealth.com. my advise is if you don't feel like your doc is helping find another one. I am covered with black and blues.....I am polka dotted. They coiled the one on the left on April 7th and the one on the right April 15th. There are certain risks with a brain angiogram. He assured me I was not going to have a stroke or heart attack so to stop worrying so much as it adds to the high b/p. I will appreciate any input from people with similar after effects....or not. Medpage Today is among the federally registered trademarks of MedPage Today, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. The surgeon there is a specialist in this particular procedure so I count myself lucky in many ways. They attributed it to the trauma of it all but when in the hospital getting the coiling done it was sky high too. However, these procedures are not without risks, and careful patient selection and proper device use are critical to ensure that the benefits to the patient outweigh the risk of treatment. best wishes to you tam, I did just that (saw a new doc) Tami and started on a new med last night. I am sorry to go on so long here but I am just trying to get answers so that I am not so nervous about things. Then one morning I got so dizzy I could not look at the computer and when I stood up I thought I was going to pass out. One right after the other and I had never had that before. Spine and Brain Healers provides advanced medical care in the field of Adult … Learn about symptoms such as the worst headache of your life, pain or stiffness in the neck. Thankfully the Dr on call was mystified and could not figure out what my problem was so decided to take a cat scan....he discovered the two aneurisms and sent me to Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Doctors had a heck of a time getting it under control post-rupture and finally hit upon a winning combo of 4 drugs that work and continue to work after 2 years. May 9, 2018. Thankfully my blood pressure is getting under control. Muriel, hi Muriel! We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience. Thanks again Deb and if you can add anything to my inquisitive (coiled) brain, please do so. I can feel the final sore starting to form in the back top gum where my wisdom tooth used to be. Also, could you tell me what you are taking to regulate your b/p? We also rely on our community to tell us when they experience an issue with any of our sites, and we give consideration to all feedback that is provided to us. I did NOT have this type of headache before I had the aneurisms coiled so I am sure they are residual effects of the coiling, I don't care what they say. I have Trigeminal neuralgia since my coiling due to damage of 3rd and 5th cranial nerve... 3. I also have had follow up angiograms & MRI, MRA - but I am good now for 4 years. Can you tell me what drugs they put you on to control it? If an aneurysm ruptures, it can cause life-threatening bleeding and brain damage. Perhaps it had gone way up before all this but, not taking it often, I never noticed. Tiny coils, glue, or mesh stents are used to promote clotting and close off the aneurysm. I asked if there was anything I should watch for after I had the procedures and his response was, "you will know if anything goes wrong". The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. I only get relief from Advil (Ibuprofen). When it is done, I will have an open sore in the top gum or roof of my mouth. ). They were mirror aneurisms, one on the left and one on the right. Two neurologist told me that all the effects are from my brain aneurysm that hasn't occluded... 9. I have had migraines since I was 25 years old. I guess if about six neurologists have never heard of it I am a freak of nature. They did coil and stent the aneurysm and then about 6 months later they needed to re-do the surgery due to a 30% recurrence(sp?? They are trying to regulate it but are not having much success. Cerebral varieties occur in the brain when an artery becomes swollen with blood and forms a small pocket. I have had migraines since I was 25 years old so I wasn't alarmed, I just had never had so many, so close and for so long. It shows up off and on and I do take a couple of Ibuprofen when I go to bed. Migraines ~ like you mine starts at the back of neck where I was coiled and goes up in my head and down my right side of my face... 2. Rather, a catheter is used to reach the aneurysm in the brain. Reports received of periprocedural stroke and death may have been related to procedural risks or poor patient selection, the FDA determined. I have been going about my life normally now and I feel good except for the headaches so I guess I will count my blessings and just go with it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. Up until this discovery of the aneurisms, I was the healthiest, most robust 72 year old you could know. Many patients with unruptured brain aneurysms can be managed conservatively with routine monitoring and follow-up depending on their individual risk factors for aneurysm rupture," wrote the FDA's William Maisel, MD, MPH, in the letter to healthcare providers. I have gotten a lot of response and it has eased my mind a lot. Brain angiogram risks include the following - some people may have an allergic reaction to the dye which leads to breathing difficulties, a rash, itching. They were horrible. My b/p spikes to as much as 210/100 and I had to visit the ER to have it brought down with IV meds. In July it will be 4 years since my coiling. I’m scheduled for coiling on one annie this Wednesday and I suffer from chronic horrible headaches everyday. He told me I would have to have an MRI in six months (from April 15th when I had the second one coiled) and then every six months for two years. If so, I wonder if that contributed. I don't know if these replies get to people because no one has ever replied to my reply :o)....would you please do so...then I will know I am not typing away here for nothing. I am very active and have been going about my business as usual so I bump myself while mowing or gardening or driving the tractor or splitting wood (we have a splitter and I run the handle and load the tractor bucket and dump it in the barn) and the slightest bump makes a black and blue. Thanks for your reply Jenny. The coil refers to a thin wire which is bunched up (coiled) within the aneurysm. HaHa! The duration of recovery from a brain aneurysm surgery depends on many factors. Thanks so much, Muriel. EEEK, Did you have any problem with your blood pressure after the coiling? Hooray! I know I cannot take Lisinopril, it made me cough uncontrollably but perhaps the other two. These effects depend on the age of the patient, gender, race, and other health factors. They keep telling us to slow down....what for we say....work is good for us. Everyday is a gift - enjoy. With proper attention, surgery, and follow up, it is possible to recover within a few weeks. Now I know....Tylenol is like a placebo to me. The two months before I had my dizzy/vomiting spell, I had almost constant migraines....both kinds. I have some balance issues but they are getting better... 7. The soreness in my face kind. My doctor keeps telling me that the headaches are not related to the aneurysms but cannot tell me what is causing them. The surgeon said they went well and he was very happy with them. I would get home from work at 7PM and by 7:30PM I was in bed, I slept at least one of my days off on the weekends, and also gained 35 lbs. Now my BP is another story…did have high bp pre-rupture but it was well controlled with meds. 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