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Unread 04-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I had an MRI yesterday and going through it was a total setback for me! The noise and vibrations drove me nuts and now this morning my dizziness is 100x worse! It's so frustrating!

Could it be that having the MRI gave me another concussion? It totally exasterbated the symptoms that's for sure!
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Could it be that having the MRI gave me another concussion?
I don't think so, probably just overstimulated you, MRIs are weird experiences. Overstimulation can make you much dizzier over the next few days, so you need to rest and it should improve.
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valleybob,

The pounding does two things. It over-stimulates you with noise and it causes vibrations that can subtly impact your brain. The vibrations should not put you at risk of further damage. It just brought your symptoms back to full force.

A day or two of rest and head ache meds should bring you back to your pre-MRI state.

Why did they do the MRI?
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59 years old, retired due to disability, married 34 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate/short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual/auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and stopped paroxetine after 3 months of tapering. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan AM, 500 mgs noon, and 500 mgs PM.


As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, docs put me on 3 meds. Clonazepam but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc presc. .25 mgs 2x daily but half a tablet is good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic that usually causes weight gain before bed. I lost over 30 pounds since mid July. It just stopped the weight loss. Took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.

This great feeling only lasted a month. Back to the same old PCS doldrums.

May 2014, I am off the olanzapine due to a 6 fold price increase. Back on 600 mgs of gabapentin before bed.

I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation


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Neurologist ordered MRI to rule things out. And since they have never checked my neck this was the next course of action.
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