Multiple concussion long term effects

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Avatar n tn Post-Concussion Syndrome After Mild Brain Injury Patients with long-term symptoms were more likely to have radicular symptoms, anxiety, sleep disturbance, blurred vision, "symptoms of cranial nerve or brainstem dysfunction," and signs of osteoarthrosis of the spine. These patients were also more likely to report more pain immediately after the accident.
Avatar m tn I am asking you this question because most of the research is based on players playing football and the effects of multiple concussions. Sounds like you had multiple of them and in each one you should have checked with your local practicioner and address the cause of that concussion. However the symptoms you describe they are not that uncommon. You did the right action by visiting the doctor as soon as possible and test for swelling, for clots or similar.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar m tn Anxiety festers to a life-threatening level, and my short-term memory is now shot, but my long-term memory has actually increased sixfold over the years. My heart pounds often, but I am actually able to run mile after mile and I lift weights. I just recovered from a relapse...but every single time I binge for weeks and weeks at a time taking 16-32 at a time, about 1-3 times a day. I feel as if my mind is no longer the way a human mind should be.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am an 18 year old male who is still suffering from the effects of multiple concussions in high school. I had one my junior year, which was not too serious, and the effects of it soon cleared up. However, the next year, I received a violent blow to the head (football again) in which my mouthpiece wasn't in correctly. I was wearing a revolution helmet, the supposedly concussion proof helmets, which cracked all the way down the side from where I got hit.
Avatar n tn While LSD cannot kill you in recreational doses and it may not cause any physical damage to the body there are DEFINITELY people who develop long term anxiety disorders from it. I was a little shaken after my trip for about a month before I began to experience panic attacks and anxiety whenever I smoked or did any drug other than alcohol. Even after years of smoking pot every day, it became something that made my anxiety worse. I am still having anxiety issues to this day.
Avatar f tn I have terriable legg cramps, sweets and I can not sleep. How long does this last? It is driving me crazy. I do not have any cravings for the vicodin. Just the withdraws are killing me. I have been drinking water and taking baths. But it doesn't help any. I'm thinking about going to the emergency room and see if they can help me with my withdraws. I have heard about a pill that helps, but then I'm scared of taking another pill as well. Please let me know how long this is going to last..........
Avatar f tn How hard did you hit your head? One type of injury can be a concussion. There are multiple grading scales for concussion. The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate.
Avatar f tn This does not have any long term complications. The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss. Memory loss is also a common symptom of frontal lobe injury. To treat memory loss, you have to find the cause first.
1703840 tn?1307441527 Back pain is not a simple matter, injuring it can have a profound and long-term effect on a person's sense of well-being, and a good neurologist will respond kindly to your pleas for help.
1287446 tn?1313951238 I see a lot of people getting very helpful I was attacked in a parking lot from behind about 5 hours ago, and sustained a concussion from the incident. I have no lasting effects to my knowledge from the incident, other than obvious sensitivity to that area of my head in which it occurred. Sometimes the scar appears a bit sore as well. An MRI done in April of this year (it was just a routine follow up) showed brain scarring.
Avatar m tn It can also be caused by Multiple Sclerosis. MRIs may not show the blood vessel or vein pressing on the nerve. You need to find a neurologist or Facial Pain specialist that has experience with Trigeminal Neuralgia. The type of MRI that you need is called a "thin-slice" MRI. Even then, some people with blood vessels/veins pressing on the nerve do not show anything on the MRI. Tegretol is usually given as a medication to help the doctor diagnose the disease.
Avatar f tn We've had people on this forum, who had no liver damage, did the treatment based solely on their doctor's advice and regretted it. Long term side effects are a possibility of the treatment, which you should be aware of. Most of us, do not have them, but some who have, were angry that they did treatment without being fully informed. It is far from being unreasonable for you to ask you doctors whether they think there is fibrosis or cirrhosis.
Avatar m tn The memory loss could just be due to concussion which at times persists for years and all of a sudden disappears and the person remembers everything. This does not have any long term complications. The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss. Memory loss is also a common symptom of frontal lobe injury. Damage to the frontal lobe of the brain causes frontal encephalomalacia. Encephalomalacia is not an illness.
748543 tn?1463449675 Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long? Of course we can exercise and be mindful of our posture. However long-term we see that this conflict will have its say. In my experience, examining both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients of my practice, I have found most often that even in asymptomatic patients the area of conflict lies within the spine; namely the cervical area. So the price for accommodation to the poor bite is most often paid for by our neck.
Avatar f tn I have a long history of chronic pain, and I am frustrated (beyond belief) that my PCP thinks this is 'depression.' Therefore, I am looking for alternative possibilities. It's hard to explain succinctly, so I shall try my best to outline it -- 1. Around age 36: Slight loss of range of motion in my left arm such that I could not move it at certain angles while laying found down. 2.
604266 tn?1236362585 Ptsd is not a mental illness, it is a clinical term used for a maryiad of symptoms someone experiences related to a traumatic event and/or experience. And trauma is defines as any experienec that is too overwhelming for someone to cope with mentally, emotionally or psychologically. PTSD is a very real and devestating experience.
1448748 tn?1312959808 Was the brain surgery near the pituitary sella? Then you should be able to self-refer! Yeah, the docs should figure the rapid weight loss is not a good thing but the addison hallmarks have abnormal sodium and potassium levels and yours are normal - so wonder what else could be up? I would shop around your results to a pituitary center and see if one will take you. Minakshi - I am not a doctor - there is no way I could tell you to change a dose of medication!
211940 tn?1267884866 Question: Does Multiple Sclerosis affect the Vagus Nerve (Cranial Nerve X) I have been having lots of black outs (aka fainting or syncope), and I noticed when these occurred my blood pressure falls to around 85/40 (sometimes even lower). As I starting researching fainting (over the Internet), I learned quite a bit about it, and some of the perceived causes. One perceived cause is damage to the Cranial Nerve X, the Vagus nerve. The Vagus Nerve works on several areas of the body.
Avatar f tn I have a long, long way to go. Physically, I feel pretty horrible but I no longer have those extreme emotions. This past winter was the first winter in nine years where I did not have to tell myself I was "safe" from suicide if I could just make it past March. I am probably going to be in pain for the rest of my life. I really don't see most of my physical problems going away. My period came back all of a sudden.
Avatar n tn I have had this IM rod for 16 years, now. I am concerned about the long-term effects of having this older ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) rod. Tendons catch on the screw and I have limited range of motion, bilateral scapular dyskenisis, and cervical myofascial pain (knots and pain). I am hoping to get a new Physical Therapy routine, since my original was lost long ago. My concerns are both structural and chemical.
604197 tn?1292308636 Still it would be great to hear from anyone, maybe even a neurologist that could shed a little light as to the chances, short or long term in there being some sort of positive treatment.
Avatar n tn I have the scars on my skull and lingering effects of a concussion to prove this disease is no laughing matter..
572651 tn?1333939396 I'm on day 4 of feeling like I'm on an elevator (constantly moving and off balance) - not spinning vertigo, just really off balance. As long as I'm sitting still it is not a problem. I see the vestibular rehab therapist again tomorrow and wonder if BPPV is causing all of my problems or is just one of multiple ones? Any insight into MS and dizziness will also be appreciated as we try to work through this one!
1635132 tn?1305067530 One worked in a large retail store having large and numerous floursecent (sp) lights and the other worked in a garment factory surrounded by electric motors, fans humming all day long. I've long advocated that EMF's are at the root of migraines for quite a few reasons.
Avatar f tn I also had multiple incidences of whiplash and concussion as well as environmental exposure including to massive amounts of perchlorethylene, which goes straight to the thyroid. Kind of the trifecta for thyroid disorder. And I grew nodules on both lobes and lost my singing voice. Who knows ? I'm just grateful that I persisted with the blood tests, that my PCP believed I knew what I was doing and did what I asked her to, and that with the help of the forum I was able to do the right research.
Avatar f tn I would get in the shower and when I got out look at the clock and realize I had been in there forever............was I just standing there? I would stare at the computer screen for long blocks of time and not realize it. It was scary. For migrain sufferers, if this works, its a wonder drug for those people, but to take it for weight loss alone, I would never do it again. Just my experiance. Of course, everyone is differant.....
Avatar n tn But I have only been on it for 3 weeks and yes I have slept ALOT but I want to give it a fair shot because I have great things about its long term advantages. So for now I sleep alot and act alot like a ditzy Paula Abdul, it's pretty funny. But it's getting better. I just keep thinking hey, this is a hell of alot better than that rip roaring migraine. And I'm losing weight. I'll give it another day. 3 months I'll give it. So Monday I go back to my Neurologist who is just awesome.