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I was in a car accident about a month ago and had a mild concussion along with injury to my C2-C5. I've had horrible headaches every since the accident. Just yesterday it was so bad that I actually blacked out (hit the floor). I'm dizzy quite often, have ringing in my ears also. I'm being treated by a chiropractor for my neck injury. Any thoughts?
He had plaques everywhere including a military veterinarian one. He gave him steroids and muscle relaxers to help with the trauma to the brain. The lil guy is getting better, but still wobbly and not eating on his own. He has started drinking though. We got him some Nutri-cal to supplement his diet until he does start eating independently. It is just so frustrating to see your best friend locked behind a mirror.
It is very frustrating, more so since the Corps just sent him home saying it is a 'failure to adapt' and links it not-at-all to the concussion...now we have to go about 'proving' the medical cause and effect to change his discharge and make him eligible for medical care for this (which we are so far paying through the nose for ourselves).
One thing I would do is to go to a civilian facility and obtain both a 3T MRI and a 3T MRA. The VA facilities and the military only use 1.5 T machines. This will provide a clear indication of structural abnormalities.
When he turned 60, he had an episode of seizures and was hospitalized. His memory and cognitive functioning and personality was severely damaged after being released. It's since recouped about 50% and stabilized.
Some 20 years ago, I was involved in a military aircraft accident. I had to eject from an airplane traveling at around 350 knots. The instantaneous "G' forces were around 13. This drove my head down hard against my chest. Then the 'wind' racked it backwards. Then opening shock of the parachute. Just the other day, I was diagnosed with a meningioma in the back of the head, under the cerebellum, to the rear of the brain stem. Any known connection? How to prove it? Thanks so much.
Hi my name is Luke and I am 24 years old and an Iraq veteran. I spent 4 years in the marines and have been out for about 3 years but have recently been afflicted with seizures, two in one day actually. This is the first time that I know of that I have ever had this issue so it is a bit alarming. I was put on keppra for the next year but I read on another ptsd related seizure post that for non epileptic seizures such as mine, anti seizure meds are pointless.
Son, age 16. 1st concussion, fall on ice - 12/ 08 2nd concussion, Football game - CT Scan, did not detect condition. 3rd & 4th concussions - 8 & 9 - 2010 preseason Football practice, 1 month later during Football game. MRI performed. Found Chiari Type 1. Approximately 10mm. Saw Nuerologist & Neuro Surgeon in Midwest that specializes in Chiari. 5th concussion - early Winter 2010 - passenger in car accident, car rolled 5 times, totaled. Literally walked away from accident.
All of my follow-up care regarding the Chiari and concussion have been taken care of by my insurance. My question (after this long back story) is how can I get this NS to look at the overall picture instead of just trying to figure out if my claim (which work made me do in the first place) is faulty? I'm pretty sure that he will be looking for all sorts of dumb stuff and this will just be a waste of my time and his.
Sorry to say that this is pretty common in vets. Post-concussion syndrome is becoming an issue for the VA and Military. In many cases it is a medical retirement issue for vets within 7 years of separation. He needs to get this documented with the VA. While the brain can heal itself, there are many military and prior service personnel out there that have on going issues related to post-concussion syndrome (some also have a comorbid PTSD.
T and he checked my hearing and said I had slight hearing lose which I knew of since being in the military never was a problem before. I don't know who else to consult and the only relief I have is going to my Chripractor and getting a alignment. Another symptom I have is the sound of fluid moving in the back of my head. I notice it every morning right when I wake up. He said I might have TMJ and I've being wearing a mouth piece at night but not much has changed.
About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
You need to consult a neurologist as soon as possible or go to an emergency room and get evaluated for head injury and concussion. You may also need a MRI of the brain. The headaches could just be due to the hit, or due to tight stitch or even due to infection under the stitch. Hence you need a complete evaluation. Take care!
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
You may be suffering from Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome. I had a Head Injury 2.5 years and still suffer from dizziness, fatigue etc., Try to find some who knows about Post Concussion Syndrome and not that many exist. I do get dizzy even now when I exert too. All I can do now is 15 min exercise. In the beginning I can do only 3 minutes. There is no point in pushing since it doesn't do any good.
Well a 1 1/2 ago I suffer and accident while a was training on the mountains. I fell from like 15 feet and land on my back. At that time I was using a military back pack. When I hit the ground I feel that my spine just pops, starting from my neck all the way to my tail bone. I end up with 2 bouging disc in my lower back and a degeneric disc in my neck.
I was on Wellbutrin and did very well. Off meds in late 1994. Then...2005 hit. My son went into the military and was facing his first deployment to Iraq. I went to see my doc who diagnosed me with depression and anxiety. I began taking Wellbutrin and Ativan. Forward to August 2005....my second child passed away. Doc doubled/tripled my Ativan. Another forward to July 2006...I moved out of state. Began taking my Ativan only when I needed it, then stopped taking it altogether by September.
At any exertion, sweat would pour from his head and the rest of his body and he would continue sweating for a long time afterwards. Heartburn and acid reflux, especially at night. Flushing in the face, without apparent reason. His doctor diagnosed him with depression. Against his grain, he agreed to try different anti-depressants but things kept getting worse. Apart from all of the other symptoms, he started having some episodes that his doctor described as panic attacks.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
It sounds like a concussion - minor will go away on its own... look up to see symptoms and treatment. On the other hand concussions can be serious. I hope you filed a complaint with the police... it may help someone else from getting the same treatment. Doesn't sound like the UK to me. But, I haven't been in Europe at all in several years. I do recall the shock way back in about 1990 when a colleague was mugged in Geneva just a block two from the UN facilities.
On 5 Dec 2007 I had a little wreck on my dirtbike where I hit my head and broke my helmet. I had no idea what happened and I can't remember a thing from that day and all I have to go by is what people say and a short video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DXZEeDAP0 The problem that I am having is whenever I run I get really dizzy and can't see.
I am now also woken up every night with left leg and left hip pain that won't reduce until I'm up and about and active. Also I have lost some feeling all over the front of the left thigh. I'm at a loss why an MRI has not been ordered unless it is a military hospital cut back in costs for only emergency cases. Possibly unrelated, while this is going on I have a large diagnosed Squamous Cell Carcanoma appear on my face a few days before the ham string attack.
One reason for veteran suicides (and crimes, which get far more attention) may be post-traumatic stress disorder, along with a related condition, traumatic brain injury. Ryan suffered a concussion in an explosion in Iraq, and Michael finally had traumatic brain injury diagnosed two months ago. Estimates of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury vary widely, but a ballpark figure is that the problems afflict at least one in five veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Unfortunately I suffer with lot of symptoms (housebound mostly because of that) and they call it as Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome and nothing much can be done. Consider yourself very lucky if you don't have any symptoms and don't worry about what can/will happen. No one can predict and enjoy your life.
how many believe in negative and positive energy???? (irradiated from people, or embedded in an object... or floating around a place). I am not talking about religion, and I really would not want to start any sort of debate about it... so please let's not go there. It's just about paranormal things.... things that have no apparent explanation with physical logic. Have you guys ever experienced anything that would make you think was 'something else'???
Fortunately, I did not go all the way over. I dove off the bike. However, I did suffer a concussion and a few broken bones from bouncing around in the trees. After the crash, I'd try to sleep while reliving the accident and how lucky I was to survive. I would envision the accident and startle myself awake. So, I suspected this would subside with time. It hasn't, and it's been nearly a year. Now, I am having dizzy spells during the day. I don't know if they are related, but I suspect they are.
I have fainted twice and most nights i fall asleep and wake up and wonder what I did before I went to bed and what time I went to sleep and how the hell I ended up in bed? Its really wierd and freaking me out. I havent been to medical because everyone I ask this about tells me I will get discharged. I cant afford that. My symptoms get worst and worst. They are not getting better. So I was wondering What the heck this could be? and Could I get discharged for this if I went to medical?
I received a concussion from a car accident and one result was horibble migraines. Last year I finally found a neurologist who would listen. She prescribed a low dose of depakote for prevention and when I get a migraine I have relpax. She also checked my Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D levels. My vit D levels were so low I put on prescription vit D. One thing I found that helps is getting my neck treated by a great chiropractor.
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