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Old 05-17-2018, 08:20 PM   #51
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Trust me, get your hormones tested. I had to do 5 hour STIM test. My MRI with DTI was fine but I just found out I have hypopituarism from the STIM test. My Testosterone levels are fine so even a basic hormonal panel would have missed that Im deficient in growth hormone.

There are maybe a few endocrinologist in the U.S. that are aware of the hormone/TBI relationship. Id do whatever you can to find one.
I had the same problem. I have hypopituitarism the result of a whiplash injury sustained in a rear-end accident (someone ran in to me). My growth hormone levels were at 0.03, or somewhere around there. I almost was not producing growth hormone. For two years after my concussion, it hardly healed because the hypopituitarism issue was not diagnosed. I'm much better now, but I still suffer from some of the symptoms.

They've had me on growth hormone injections, and my insurance has covered it. Unfortunately, due to me making a comment, the result of the effects of the brain injury, I have lost my job and will be losing my insurance soon. Growth hormone is insanely expensive. Genotropin is $1600 per month without insurance. I don't know what I'm going to do.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:27 PM   #52
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Mark, you are wrong on this. To say PCS is a small part of his problems seems ludicrous to someone that knows firsthand the nightmare this can impact on one's lifes.

I've been told ever since my accident that i was worrying too much and just depressed. All my test came back normal. After going to hundreds of Doctors appt and family thought I was nuts for doing research every day for 3 years; I found an endocronologist to run a STIM test that showed Growth Hormone deficiency.

The professionals are garbage when it comes to TBI and what the latest research shows as viable treatments.
There is research showing the effects of a tbi on growth hormone function. It's just that few doctors even know about it. After going to so many doctors, you realize that many of them haven't the foggiest clue about complex neurological symptoms.

I improved a lot after being on growth hormone therapy.
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