I have symptoms of hypothyroidism, Addison's, adult growth hormone deficiency and issues with my menstrual cycle. I probably should be diabetic (type 2) because of my carb and sugar intake, but my glucose levels are usually around 90. My last check was 75. A month later I had a hypoglycemic attack.
I've had 4 MRI's of my head...all four had the same results. Multiple, high signal intensities found in the white matter. Several years ago I got tested for multiple sclerosis because I had headaches and peripheral neuropathy, but there was no change in 4 years to give any indication MS. I now suspect the spots are because of diffuse axonal injury.
From what I can tell from the research I've been doing, the type of car accident I was involved in (I was a backseat passenger in a broadside hit to the passenger side) and the side-to-side whiplash I sustained causes the most damage in mTBI's.
It was only recently that I recalled the memory of even being in the car accident. The accident happened when I was 16. My parents and brother were in the car when it happened. I recently interrogated my family about it. My father is the only one who remembered the accident.
I suspect my mother, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, has many of the same issues that I have. For the longest time I thought that her and I shared some kind of genetic problem since she has similar hormonal issues and vitamin deficiencies. Now I guess I can add memory issues to her list of problems as well.
Amy in Boston
Multiple Concussions - - 2 falls (facial injury), car accident (side impact) and a bike accident (Ages 4, 8, 16 and 35).
Symptoms - - Fatigue, balance, tremors, Horner's Syndrome, nystagmus, hearing speech, tinnitus, headaches, neck pain, hormone irregularities, disturbed sleep, depression, verbal memory and information processing issues.