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Unread 11-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #21
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This is a great link from a British site all about TBI's and the research going on for it.
I am a 36 yr old female who has played football, as a hobby, for 13 yrs. In July 2012, during a game I was slammed to the floor by two angry guys who hit into me so hard that one of them broke their ribs.
This knocked me back onto hard ground leaving me unconscious. I awoke to chronic head and neck pain, sickness and the inability to see or balance.
The paramedics made me walk to the ambulance, instead of placing me on a spinal board, where I was taken to the ER. I was hospitalised with suspected brain hemorrhage for 1 week, then on complete bed rest for 1 month, in a wheelchair for 2 months.

I have been left with PCS, moderate constant head pain, little short term memory, no memory of the accident, balance and sight problems, depression and exhaustion.
The worst problem is collapsing regularly. This has finally been diagnosed as Hemiplegic Migraines , these cause my brain to regularly shut down when I am tired and I then feel the full effects of a stroke (without the bleed on the brain!!) of which the symptoms last 2-4 days.
I have had 6 CT's, 2 MRI's and am under 3 specialists.

I believe everyday is one more towards improvement. Mainly I believe in the power of acceptance not the weakness of complacency or resignation.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #22
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Hi I found this site http://happy-neuron.com/

It has some free tests that stretch and analyse your mind. It has a one week free trial.

When I tried the memory tests I got 50% of what my wife got - not heard the end of it yet.

The one that really threw me was the test where you have to identify a series of pictures of hands - and whether it is a left or right had. There are no intense pictures or sounds just simple photographs of hands in different positions- sounds simple? I did the test once and it overloaded my brain so much it took me 5 hours to recover.
January 2012 tripped over a power cable and life has changed - memory, mood, balance and puzzled. Now how do I fix it ?
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Unread 01-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #23
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Good information about TBI and concussion.

A patient's perspective.
"Sixteen years ago doctors assured me that I would return to my old self in a matter of months. To date nearly 200 months have passed since that fateful day in 1982, and I have yet to be restored to my pre-injury splendor. At this point I am pretty much convinced that the effects of post concussion syndrome will plague me into my golden years."

I found the Tool Kit helpful as well.
Brain Fog, Short Term Memory, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Apnea
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Unread 03-29-2013, 05:24 PM   #24
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Thanks Chemar for the help and the links!! MUCH appreciated! )
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #25
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Useful article on brain nutrition.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #26
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There is an important point on page 2 of the above article. It says:

Good quality fats and protein are very important.
Those of us who have avoided eating fats all our lives are having greater brain degeneration late in life.
This is because we have been missing the fats needed to make neurotransmitters, cell membranes (the brain of each cell) and hormones.
Whether or not you are afraid of fats, here are some suggestions.
Eat the organic chicken with the skin
and eat duck and chicken eggs including the yolk.
Supplement your foods with cold-water fish oil and coconut oil from the best sources.
Eat 4 teaspoons of coconut oil/day, more if you can, to avoid/cure dementia (see Dr. Mary Newport’s article)
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #27
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What Happened: In 2011 I was in a MVA

Symptoms: Physical: I am always cold in any season!!I cannot tolerate anything pressure on my head(sun glasses,hats)longer then a hour,Lock jaw/Displaced TMJ, Dropsey, Hands go numb, Arms go numb, back of head numb (when asleep),Muscle spasms in face & upper body,migraines, concentration headaches, dizziness, nausea, neck and back trauma (from accident), tinnitus, extreme light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, EXTREME fatigue, impaired vestibular system, balance off, Pupils NEVER equal, disrupted sleep cycles,speech problems.

Cognitive: Cognitive Behavior, Brain fog, impulsivity, speech problems, word finding problems, slowed processing speeds, impaired visual memory, impaired complex attention

Emotional: Unable to handle stress or overstimulation without getting extremely irritable or angry, easily overstimulated, MAJOR depression, major anxiety, Panic attacks

Treatment so far: Treatment for PCS,PTSD,Depression & panic,Vestibular therapy, Physical therapy, Vitamin Schedule,Walking,No Dairy, No eggs, No caffeine, No artificial coloring, Sleep with 2 pillows, Very little sugars consumed, Eat healthy,No alcohol, Medications, limit stress and overstimulation.

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Hormone imbalance caused by concussion. Neuroendocrine dysfunction caused by concussion. etc.




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Referrals for binocular vision screening (for convergence insufficiency and vision therapy, etc) are available at http://www.braininjuries.org and http://www.nora.cc
mTBI and PCS after sledding accident 1-17-2011

Was experiencing:
Persistent headaches, fatigue, slowed cognitive functions, depression
Symptoms exacerbated by being in a crowd, watching TV, driving, other miscellaneous stress & sensory overload
Sciatica/piriformis syndrome with numbness & loss of reflex

Largely recovered after participating in Nedley Depression Recovery Program March 2012:


Eowyn Rides Again: My Journey Back from Concussion

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Thanks for this, Margo. What kind of treatment did you get, if you don't mind my asking?
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