Originally Posted by Jaime
Hello, My name is Jaime. I am 16 and was very active. Then in February I began to spit up blood. The gastrologist said I was allergic to dairy. They put me on Nexium. Then I began to have headaches. I went to the neurologist. He did an MRI it said I hadsomething abnormal on my brain. Did I take birth control(no) am I over weight(no) did I have head trama(not that we can remember) the neurologist said to wait till the headache was bad go to the ER and they would do a spinal. One day on the way to the bus stop to go to school my head hurt really bad and I couldnt see out of my right eye. Then my right hand was shaking. I tried to go to school but then started spitting up blood agian. My mom took me to the ER and got into an arguement with the ER doctor.He didnt want to do the spinal he didnt believe I was sick.But finally did the spinal(he didnt think I was acting sick enough. We don't act sick alot we try to be happy no matter what. )When he did the spinal it was a 39 on the fluid thing. The ER doctor felt bad. Then after a week in the hospital they said i was ok go be normal. But every once in awhile I get really bad headaches(6-10 on the number scale)the neurologist said i am stressed and told my mom to take me to therapy. The therapist said my mom is stressed. Then last summer I went to visit my sister but I spit up blood and began draggin my leg. My mom came and took me to the hospital (they live in SC) their doctors said take me home to Fl. to my doctors here.
After I got home I felt better for awhile but yesterday I hit my head. My mom called the doctor who said to watch me.
Now he says come in and we will talk about other medicines.
Have you all had any of this its scary and I get mad that no one can fix it. I want to get my drivers license(can I drive) and go out for cheerleading this year...
Hi Hon. My name is Melody and I'm so glad you found us.
Here is a link to our TBI and Brain forums. Perhaps you can copy and paste your message over there and I'm sure someone will come by and answer your questions.
I am so sorry for what you and your family are dealing with. Must be scary, I can imagine. Give your mom a hug for me. She is probably as scared as your are.
Just know that you are not alone. We are nice bunch of folks here and hopefully someone will come along and help you.
I just wanted to say hi and Welcome.
Hope you are having a pain free day today.