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Old 06-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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My life has changed also, was involved with my son in hockey, with my daughter
In skating. Since my injury i have not been able to be active with them, this
Is so hard and depressing. I cry everyday blaming myself for not taking better
Care before it happened. Just hope i will be back to my old
Self again so i can have full experience with my kids.

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hi Ed,

Welcome to NeuroTalk. This is a good place.

First, check out the vitamin stickie at the top. There are extra supplements and good vitamins and nutrition you can take to help heal your brain.

If you reply, let us know your symptoms and good people will weigh in with what has worked for them'

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[size="1"]What happened. I was in a car accident 2-23-2013, and got a mild concussion from it. I had some time off for brain rest, got somewhat better, but slipped into PCS in March 2013.

Symptoms I had: dizziness, light and sound sensitivity, fatigue, tinitis, occasional headaches and migraines,

Symptoms as of 5--2013: poor sleep, tinitis, some confusion /short term memory blanks, balance. The other symptoms are mostly gone, but flare up if I OVERdo something.

Therapy I had: vestibular

3 months in: I could drive more and for longer distances. I felt like a younger, happier version of myself and I feel so blessed to have this feeling.

9 months in and I am working full time. I do get tired, and some sound and light sensitivity from time to time, but mostly I am over most of my symptoms.
I pray every day and I m praying for your recovery.

Over a year in: I can multi task (limited) and have humor in my life. But when I am tired, I am very tired.
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Hi Ed,

Welcome to NeuroTalk. This is a good place.

First, check out the vitamin stickie at the top. There are extra supplements and good vitamins and nutrition you can take to help heal your brain.

If you reply, let us know your symptoms and good people will weigh in with what has worked for them'

Take care

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Hit my heaf on ice, a child slid from behind me and i went back and hit back of my head. Required staples to close gash. 4 weeks began to feel the symptoms, headache, neasea,
dizzy,insomia, lack of appetiet.and anxiety
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Hit my heaf on ice, a child slid from behind me and i went back and hit back of my head. Required staples to close gash. 4 weeks began to feel the symptoms, headache, neasea,
dizzy,insomia, lack of appetiet.and anxiety
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Hi everyone having a bad day tiday wilk all my symptoms
Wondering if anyone can help me.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Have you seen any doctors?
I have done a ct and mri all normal, doctors say
it is in my head, but i was fine just before the injury.
I been given zoloft and muscle relaxant the work on and ofg
Some doctors say it will take time. I have another referral
in to see another nuerologist. My original nuerologist
does not want to see me anymore.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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What are you expecting doctors to do for you ?

What symptoms are you struggling with the most ?

What steps have you taken to improve your chance for recovery ?
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ED,

What are you expecting doctors to do for you ?

What symptoms are you struggling with the most ?

What steps have you taken to improve your chance for recovery ?
I would like if doctors can figure out what exactly is wrong
or have some therapy order.

The symptoms struggling with most is, headache, dizzy, neasea, anxiety
and insomnia.

I been resting daily, going to work every other day havent
been doing any real physical activity.

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #9
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Hi ED,

It seems like you have had to deal with some crappy doctors that didn't know anything about concussions. Sorry about that! It is not in your head. All of us know that. You're most likely suffering from postconcussion syndrome. The best treatment for this syndrome is lowering stress and activity levels and resting as much as possible. It can be quite a challenge! It is possible to get better and recovery times vary, so don't believe any doctor that tells you that you should be better within a certain timeframe.

Your dizziness could be caused by several things, so it's important to be evaluated so you can find out which therapies or treatments would be most helpful. In my case, I needed vision therapy after being diagnosed by a neuro optometrist. A regular Optometrist or ophthalmologist will not be able to diagnose you. It could also be a problem with your ears, but I think the most likely cause is damage to your vestibular system. Vestibular therapy can help.

If you let people know the area where you live, people may be able to make more specific recommendations as to doctors or therapist that could help you.

Good luck!
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I have recovered my cognitive function, and I've overcome severe vertigo through sensory integration therapy. Wellbutrin has helped me escape depression. I have recently had a few stress-related migraines, as well as headaches stemming from eye strain. I'm also dealing with tinnitus, lack of stamina, extreme light sensitivity, and eye pain. Diagnosed with 9 different vision issues: convergence insufficiency, pursuit eye movement deficit, egocentric visual midline shift, photophobia, visual information processing delays, accommodative insufficiency, saccadic eye movement deficit, lack of coordination, and central peripheral visual integration deficit.

*First concussion: October 2010. I was pregnant and got rear ended. I associated my mild PCS symptoms with baby brain and blamed my light sensitivity on allergies and dry eyes.
*Second concussion: December 2011. I hit my head on a wooden beam, saw stars but did not lose consciousness, and I had very disturbing PCS symptoms but didn't go to the doctor.
*Third concussion: August 2012. I caused a car accident as a result of PCS symptoms. Thankfully no one was injured but me. My husband confronted me, and I finally sought help and took medical leave from work. My symptoms worsened, and I developed severe vertigo.
*Fourth concussion: November 2012. I was riding in a car with a friend and we were hit head on by a driver who lost control of her car. I didn't have a big increase in PCS symptoms.
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My life has changed also, was involved with my son in hockey, with my daughter
In skating. Since my injury i have not been able to be active with them, this
Is so hard and depressing. I cry everyday blaming myself for not taking better
Care before it happened. Just hope i will be back to my old
Self again so i can have full experience with my kids.

Ed
Hi Ed, welcome to NeuroTalk. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

A couple of thoughts.

I understand your frustration, and I'm sure it seems like forever, but 12 weeks is not all that long in recovering from a brain injury.

I'd suggest that blaming yourself is not productive. You fell on some ice. I walked in front of a moving train. As we go through life stuff happens. The important thing now is how to best recover and move forward.

The more you can tell us about yourself the better NT members will be able to help with advice and experience. Additionally, there are brain injury resources in most states.

http://www.biausa.org/state-affiliates.htm

Hopefully your new neurologist will have additional ideas for you in regards to therpies that can help resolve your symptoms.

Recovery is a journey. Best to you as you proceed.
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What Happened: On November 29, 2010, I was walking across the street and was hit by a light rail commuter train. Result was a severe traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures (skull, pelvis, ribs). Total hospital stay was two months, one in ICU followed by an additional month in neuro-rehab. Upon hospital discharge, neurological testing revealed deficits in short term memory, executive functioning, and spatial recognition.

Today: Neuropsychological examination five months post-accident indicated a return to normal cognitive functioning, and I returned to work approximately 6 months after the accident. I am grateful to be alive and am looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life.
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