Unruptured Brain Aneurysm

Posted by badnaples @badnaples, Nov 22, 2021

Hello! I recently found out I have a 4mm ACOM during a CT scan, waiting CT angio appointment, question is….live life normally? OK, to travel (fly), exercise etc. Can't get answers from doc, they say all this will be covered during pre-op which is weeks away and in the meantime causing me anxiety not knowing what I should or should not do. Not sure if I have symptoms, various headaches, mild, dull, various areas of the head, but have those often and for long time, and stuffy nose so assume its sinus. Any help is appreciated, suppose to travel in 48 hours. I read all this about rupturing and frightens me. Is it something that would happen suddenly or gradually from a leak. Help! THank you.

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Live life normal but don’t really over extend yourself with hard exercise/ but exercise and stay fit/ don’t hang upside down- or ride anything that twist or turns fast/ex . Six flags rides- don’t get over angry or stressed out- and smile a lot😊- life is short- be happy!!

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Thanks for the reply 😀

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Hello @badnaples and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can totally understand being anxious with regard to the time in between your next appointment. @smilton came in and shared some good thoughts. I am sorry your doctors weren't more helpful.

I am thinking you've probably read more that you want to at this point, but just in case it is helpful, here is a link to some information about what to be especially mindful of if your symptoms reach a certain level.

– Brain Aneurysm – Symptoms & Causes:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brain-aneurysm/symptoms-causes/syc-20361483
Are you traveling with someone or solo?

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I m traveling with friends and my husband. Thanks for the info. And yes I may have read too much.

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Are there guidelines anywhere for exercise? Intensity? Heart rate? I’ve always been active, I’ve slowed down, and avoiding roller coasters, water skiing, things like that but wondering if I’ve slowed down too much. Can I still run, weights, yoga, bike?

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@badnaples

Are there guidelines anywhere for exercise? Intensity? Heart rate? I’ve always been active, I’ve slowed down, and avoiding roller coasters, water skiing, things like that but wondering if I’ve slowed down too much. Can I still run, weights, yoga, bike?

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I would walk fast,yoga,light weights,stationary bike or treadmill great- just don’t stain or increase heart rate real high- and be happy- stress is as bad as anything else-just say f_ c k it! and keep on going!! 😁

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Thanks! Going to be tough for an avid runner/marathoner to transition to walking 😩

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