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Unread 10-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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sorry for the quoting, im currently unemployed with no insurance so this has been difficult for me as Ive had to rely on my parents who are going thru a separation and are financially strapped themselves, do you think getting dx with high blood pressure and getting medication would help with the constant headache or should i just try and deal with it and wait until i get it down with the weight loss

and i forgot to mention this is my first concussion that i know of, is there any chance that all this will all go away because i never used to get any headaches or have problems with sleeping

is it my weight that could have made it this severe? because i was told i was fine after i hit my head and knew what was going on but then again we were inebriated.
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Unread 10-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #12
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Getting blood pressure meds may help you. They are not very expensive. The bigger cost will be the doctors visit. Maybe the neurologist will prescribe the BP meds if you call the office. It's worth a call.
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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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Unread 10-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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Unread 11-12-2012, 04:02 AM   #14
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Re: " i'm currently unemployed with no insurance so this has been difficult for me."
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