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How do I manage my intracranial hemorrhage on a daily basis?

Most of the recovery after intracranial hemorrhage will take place in the first half year. Smaller improvements may be made for about two years. Younger individuals typically heal more quickly and completely than adults. Follow your doctor's orders and these tips:

  • Get plenty of sleep and rest any time you are tired.
  • Be patient and resume normal activities slowly.
  • Avoid activities where you might sustain another head injury.
  • Your reaction times will be slower after a head injury, so speak with your doctor about when it is safe to resume activities such as driving or working with machinery.
  • Discuss the need for any medications with your doctor.
  • Avoid alcohol. It can slow down recovery or diminish your capacity to make proper decisions.
  • If you have trouble remembering things, keep paper and pencil handy and write things down.

Do not make any important decisions without discussing them with family or trusted friends. Your ability to make good decisions may be compromised.

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