Welcome to NeuroTalk. You have come to a great place to ask your question.
The first question I have for you is simple. How have your coaches and trainers responded to your concussions?
What kind of concussion program does your school have?
Does your team have any rules to reduce concussions during practice?
Does your league have any rules to reduce concussions during games?
What have your parents said about your concussion history?
Are they concerned about you continuing to play or not play?
What do you hope to do to make a living?
How are your grades now?
Were your grades better in the past?
What symptoms are you still having?
What symptoms have you had in the past?
I could tell you that my opinion is you should not play any more collision sports but you would likely not listen. If you are like most young athletes, you want to know how to continue playing but reduce your risk.
Nobody can predict what your next concussion will do to your brain. There are likely scenarios but that is it.
I know what multiple concussions have done to my life and only one of my concussions was serious. I hope I can help you learn enough to make your own decision in a responsible way.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and 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 successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed .25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.
I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation
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