Concussion effects later in life

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Avatar f tn I suffered a major concussion 11 months ago as car slammed on the passenger side of the car where I was sitting. Car hit at 55 mph. Head hit side window extremely hard. Er docs said my concussion was severe. It has been 11 months and I cannot remember the last 10 years very good. just bits and pieces. The last five years are a total blank. I start to do something then forget what I was about to do.
Avatar n tn Also, my eyes are much more sensitive to light now, but not to a debilitating degree. Two days after i recieved the concussion i got a cat scan in the emergency room (two days later was when I first went to the hospital) and the doc said my brain was fine. Should I be worried at this point, with the headaches and sensitivity to light? Should I go and see a doctor about this?
Avatar m tn ) I have migraines and hypersensitive nervous system because of my PCS and my concussion was in 2003. My sisters was in 1993. One thing that has helps me is staying away from certain foods such as gluten (wheat, rye, barley), dairy, nitrates/nitrites (processed meats), msg (now call unami), high fructose corn syrup (now called corn sugar) any artificial sweetener, and certain nuts. For increasing concentration levels my sister played games such as rush hour, by binary arts.
Avatar m tn I had a concussion after a car accident back in 1993 and had headaches--dizziness--ringing in the ears for about a full year! It got gradually better over that year but still to this very day if I am over tired I get dizzy--16 years later. I had all the tests--also a permanent condition--one pupil remains slightly larger that the other. I started getting ocular migraines after the car accident too . Well, so far no epilepsy or other serious long term effects.
Avatar f tn Well Xanax definitely works for many with no side effects but brain can get very addictive. In the beginning the only advice is rest but after 6 months to 1 year and most people recover with few weeks. Some unlucky ones (like me) didn't recover that well. I personally know some people who had severe head injury than mine recovered well and back to their life. Now you have to go after all kinds of stuff and there are many available. No guarantee whatsoever which works and which doesn't.
Avatar n tn i did LSD heavily over my senior high school year and actually had a great time but bad trips in between, then tried mushrooms ironically everyone had said they were the best and your more likely to have a good time on them, so i took an eighth on a nice sunny summer day and had the most terribly trip of my life :( i didn't get sick and i didn't freak out on the people i was with i didn't even budge (previously takin pyschedelics i knew it was just a bad trip) but being in that situation still *
Avatar n tn Hey welcome to the forum! This is an old thread and you may want to post another question to get the most response. Congratulations on wanting to stop drinking. Even binge drinkers can damage their liver. Suddenly stopping alcohol can cause seizures and cardiovascular collapse. This is more likely to happen around the third day of abstinence. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system and when we stop drinking, it has a rebound effect.
Avatar m tn In case anyone else has this problem, I want my experience to be available to them. There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer.
Avatar n tn I believe many people can experinece some side effects with artifical sweeteners when consumed in high amounts, with any thing consumed it should be in moderation. Think of what the side effects form drinking 10 cups of coffee would be, or the sugar high from 10 candy bars. A lot of the information you find on the internet is from odd sources, websites that state "as told by a medical doctor". The most reliable resources on the internet come from .org or .
Avatar f tn I have never experienced cataplexy before, but they think these episodes are similar to sleep paralysis. I have have two sleep paralysis episodes in my life, and they were both horrible. Anyway, it seems that I am having these unusual episodes while awake. I haven't seen any followup posts from the people who had these episodes. I hope they will post again with any news.
652671 tn?1353715765 I need advice. badly. I have been suffering for the better part of the last year with what I think is a combination of Depression and general anxiety. I have been waiting for months on a waiting list to see a counselor, but in the mean time I really need help. I am almost 3 months pregnant and it seems like my anxiety problems are getting worse. I don't have any "triggers" per se, but my symptoms are debillitating to me. I feel my heart POUNDING all the time.
Avatar n tn They can last for many, many months at a time, with constant pain and weird feelings in the ears everyday. The symptoms disappear on their own, only to return at a later date, usually a year or two later. I am experiencing a bout of this now, and it is driving me crazy since I do not know how to relieve the symptoms, or how long they will take to go away. It makes it difficult to concentrate and can bring on depression because of the length of time it lasts.
Avatar n tn Since my first post I have seen my doctor who said she had never seen anything like it before- It gets a little frustrating having everyone keep asking you "are you sure it hasn't always been there?" Like I wouldn't know if I had a big dent in my head my whole life! anyway she sent me to take an MRI and CT scan to rule out any tumors and such- which it did, there weren't any. Then she sent me to a neurosurgeon at University of Washington- Harborview in Seattle.
Avatar n tn I've had this problem sporadically going on about 10 yrs always in the fingers.Two and half weeks ago I had an acupuncture session and about 1 1/2 days later I noticed a large bruise 1 x 2 inches in size on upper left chest about two inches below the collarbone. I blamed it on the acupuncture even though any bruising with acupuncture is usually immediate. This bruise still hasn't totally faded. Yesterday I felt that familiar pop in my right ring finger and sure enough a vessel popped.
Avatar m tn Now, I'm half afraid to go to a doctor for fear that maybe its all in my head (haha) but twenty years later and these headaches have just gotten worse and worse over time. Actually, I can clearly remember only 1 time in my life when I was headache Free for a long period and that was when I was pregnant with my second child. The whole time I remember talking about how I had not had a headache for months, which was very odd for me.
Avatar n tn I have had this same issue with not being able to open my left eye more so than the right. I had a concussion in May 2010 and a few months later this started. I would be wide awake and my eyelids did not move I have to use my fingers to spread the eyelids open. My neurologist does not feel it is neurological because my MRI is clean. He said it is depression from my car accident. I feel like something else is really wrong.
Avatar f tn In August 2015 I was sitting and felt a sudden "snap" or "pop" in the lower left back of my head, AND my vision spun to the left. Scary! Went to ER - CT ok. Went to neurologist and had MRIs of brain and cervical spine. Brain fine, some dessication in neck. Neurologist said the neck issue was causing the muscles to tense/spasm, which was affecting the optic nerve. Got an opinion today from a neck orthopaedist who said not possible.
Avatar n tn I have had much of the same sensations that you mention, especially the buzzing, vibrating, etc. stuff. NOW - I am just me, one case, BUT I do have MS, diagnosed in 2000, w/ a "hot" MRI in '93 that was a botched read. I know cause I brought the '93 along w/ me to UnivPenna.Hospital in '00, and they just threw it up on wall for a quick look-see. WELL - they weren't happy, saying I should have been on immuno-mod therapy since '93. WHAT do I know: NOTHING !
Avatar n tn I am 49 years old and have just finished menopause (very lucky, it was a very easy process for me). I don't remember having this before except for one other period in my life. I did, however, suffer a spinal injury about 7years ago and have a curve in my spine due to the fall. I feel soooo much better now that I know I'm not losing it! My husband 'cracks' my back all the time, which feels great and my back cracks quite often in certain yoga positions.
Avatar n tn I have experienced this off and on my entire life (I'm 34). I notice that it is worse after going out in public. When I was a teenager, I always associated this lasting cigarette smell in my nose with a trip to the mall. I am looking this up right now because I just spent 4 days at a convention held in 3 hotels. Both of those places are very likely to use the kinds of cleaning products you're talking about. I've read all the theories on brain tumors, colds, and sinus infections.
Avatar n tn I seldom drink diet drinks, but this last week I had one and then two days later, i had the wierd pressure thing in my head. Mine has only lasted seconds in the past, but the one last night lasted about 15-30 minutes. It was scary and wierd. I feel bad for all of you that have it constantly. Do you drink diet drinks? The Lyme thing could be possible, but seems more remote to me than the aspartame.
4043517 tn?1374010173 Today after progress I lost my balance, grabbed the rail on the front porch to steady myself but kept falling. Went backwards, hit my head on a brick, broke at least one toe, soaked in Epsom salts, bloody and foot swollen, butt and side throbbing, goose egg on my elbow. Confused. **** this hurts. Back to like my bike wreck. I feel so awful right now. **** **** ****. Thought I had this under control. Apparently not. My foot hurts so bad. My head is swollen.
Avatar n tn I am a 38 year old mom with three kids ages 18, 13, and 9 with a loving husband, and I am blessed in every other area of my life. I realize this is quite long, but maybe someone else has experienced something similar and can offer some input.
Avatar f tn I have 2 plates in my face. I suffered a concussion due from the assualt. I have had an EEG and MRI. The MRI is normal but the EEG showed damage from the migraines. My doctor prescribes me loritab 10 and topamax. I have not started the topamax because he says that I have to take it everday for the rest of my life and stopping it quickly can cause anurisms. The headaches are more severe and come on very quickly now. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn I have also been getting headaches for about three weeks now and have never had headaches in my life but did recently start taking 10 mg of Lexapro. I am 26 years old and have no symptoms except for the headaches. They are sometimes extremely short and painfull and some are long and dull. Should I see someone before the 30th which is my next appt. or wait.
Avatar f tn Recent studies have shown that children who get multiple CT scans show higher rates of brain tumors later in life. The radiation from a CT scan is significant and should only be done when necessary, especially in children. It may be possible that your son shouldn't participate in high impact sports anymore. His mental capacity, intelligence and being able to live headache free are more valuable than high school football experience.
Avatar m tn One thinks I had a concussion and am still feeling some of the effects, another thinks I had an inner ear virus with anxiety for the chest pain. I have also seen Optometrists who diagnosed me as needing glasses (low prescription lens) and after a field tests noticed I failed to see some points in my left eye in the same area. Prior to this point I have always had good vision. This is an issue that has severely impacted my life. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I am not a health freak but believe in moderation so I eat with moderation and try to keep active. I had only been hospitalized twice in my life; for a c-section with my second and to remove my tonsils when I was 8. This year has been awful, as much as I hate being sick what's making it worse is the debilitating fatigue. I don't normally over dramatize health issues but I guess I'm looking for something so I can work on fixing it and getting back to my normal self.
Avatar m tn I also want to get off some of these drugs I am taking with their unwanted side effects—if they are present in my life.
Avatar n tn Certain types of head injuries, however, may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias later in life. The greatest increase in future dementia risk seems to occur after a severe head injury that knocks you out for more than 24 hours. A moderately serious head injury that causes unconsciousness for more than 30 minutes, but less than 24 hours, also seems to increase risk to a smaller extent.