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Anxiety of hitting head again is stealing my life

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #11
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I experienced what you are. Get your neck checked first off. IT could take some rehab and adjustments. 2, take a break from neurotalk! if you're always reading about brain damage that's what will be on your mind. Trust me, I was the same way. Got better when I went away from the site.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:11 AM   #12
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Talking I feel similarly

I am glad you posted this although it was many years ago. I feel somewhat similarly. No one seems to understand why I am scared to participate in certain activities or do simple tasks. They're always telling me to stop being scared but I can't. I'm always saying to myself "I'm going to hit my head/fall" whenever I do something or attempt to. It's so constant. I can't walk straight and some people have pointed it out to me. Sometimes I watch myself walk and or try to make myself walk straight (that's kind of worded weird but basically I just watch myself walk or run) I just really like that you posted this especially with this title since I searched up something along the lines "fear of hitting my head again". I just have one question, if you've gotten better with this problem, how did you do it? Anyways, I don't know if you'll see this, but I hope you are doing better since you've posted this.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:49 PM   #13
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CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, can help. A CBT therapist helps you learn new thoughts to repeat when responding to a trigger.

You can't just try to deny or suppress the anxiety thought. You must replace that thought with a valid though.

Bud comments about needing to remind himself of a simple concept. "Would this touch, bump, or event have caused me to pause or be anxious prior to my concussion?"

I call this struggle, Concussion Anxiety Syndrome. Some therapists are starting to see it as something that many need help with.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:56 PM   #14
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You can also try the Burns depression checklist, its a list of ten cognitive distortions that through self therapy you can do CBT to correct these issues. The book is called Feeling Good by a guy named David Burns
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