Hi, I was given the all-clear after an angiogram about 8/9 years ago after previously having had 2 gamma knife surgeries. Yesterday, though, I had a sudden uncomfortable head pressure, nausea, and out-of-it feeling that was similar to how I felt when I was 12 when I had my brain haemorrhages, but less intense. Today I also have a similar kind of neck discomfort and still a bit of pressure and pain in/around my head, and still don’t feel completely ‘with it’. However, I have not had anywhere near the extreme pain or discomfort I had before. I am able to walk around, work, do all my everyday (low intensity) activities.
Is it possible that this is just a residual effect of what is no longer really an issue? Like, maybe it’s a bit of extra blood pressure where the AVM used to be, or could it be some kind of non-serious micro-bleed from the vestiges of the AVM?
Or is it possible that the AVM has grown back and this is a tiny bleed in what could end up being a massive rupture? Or could this all just be in my head (so to speak)?
Either way I’m really not sure what I should do. A&E seems a bit extreme because of the minimal symptoms (I’ve had migraines and even headaches that were much worse than this, though the fact that this has continued into day 2 is concerning). My GP has no available appointments it seems - they always seem fully booked. I know this is going to fade away after a while, I guess I’m mainly just concerned that maybe it could be an AVM-related issue that might return with greater intensity at some point.
At this point I feel like waiting for an appointment with a GP just to mention that this happened, but I imagine by that point they might not be able to detect whether or not anything did happen (should they wish to scan it).
Does anyone have any advice or relevant experience for a situation like this? Or knowledge about vestigial effects or the potential for cerebral AVMs to return? (I was 19/20 when I was given the all clear, currently 28).