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Unread 11-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #11
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59 years old, retired due to disability, married 34 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate/short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual/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 stopped paroxetine after 3 months of tapering. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan AM, 500 mgs noon, and 500 mgs PM.


As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, docs put me on 3 meds. Clonazepam but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc presc. .25 mgs 2x daily but half a tablet is good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic that usually causes weight gain before bed. I lost over 30 pounds since mid July. It just stopped the weight loss. Took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.

This great feeling only lasted a month. Back to the same old PCS doldrums.

May 2014, I am off the olanzapine due to a 6 fold price increase. Back on 600 mgs of gabapentin before bed.

I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation


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Unread 11-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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This is interesting, I too have and still have shortness of breath as if i am having to take a deep breath to regain my normal breathing rate - I didnt think to attribute to neck problems. I have a very messed up neck since the accident but docs havent made much of a corelation other than radiculopthies
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Breathing,

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Thank you. I have no other symptoms that I can think of, if I have some then they are not nearly as bothersome, I do however have some short-term memory loss, and memory retaining is troublesome.

I drown when I was 13 months, and that was what caused my first concussion, causing memory loss and the ability to retain things difficult. When I was 12, I was hit by a car, I got the concussion and road burn, nothing else was reported to have been wrong, that was when my problem started however.

I do have frequent headaches, but rarely migraines.

With the breathing problems however, comes the shortness of breath, tight chest and throat. No difficulty swallowing, and no pain occurs when any of this happens, just the tightness.
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