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Unread 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Went to the Neurologist for my injection for my Occipital Neuralgia and I am satisfied so far. My neck is sore and I am icing. My headaches have decreased a lot, and I was able to take a nap which I feel I must celebrate, life is pretty good right now!
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College Student in Information Technology and avid PC Gamer, hit the back of my head against a bunk bed back in 10-28-2012.

Symptoms: Occipital Neuralgia.
2 MRI's and CT normal.

Made a 98% recovery on April 8, 2013 with only symptoms of pinched nerves/Occipital Neuralgia in the head and is being treated with injections and physical therapy.

Was experiencing:
Migraines, Headaches, Nausea and Vomiting, Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Depression, Major Insomnia, Brain Fog, Tinnitus, Lethargy, Loss of appetite, Major Heart Palpitations.

Vitamins and Medicines: Paxil 20mg, Strattera 80mg, Omega 3 Super DHA 900mg, B-75 Complex, Potassium Gluconate 1000mg, Magnesium Malate 1250mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Methylcobalamin B-12 5000 mcg, Vitamin C 500mg.

Things that help me: My Vitamin Regimen, Medication, Earplugs (Love these!), Nature Sounds, Hydrotherapy, Neck Pillow with Heat, Heating Pads, Resting, Being Outside!

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Unread 01-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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That's great news . Hope it provides you with continued relief!
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PCS "survivor" - first concussion 10/2010 with PCS for nearly a year. Hit back of head on a shelf. Symptoms were head and neck pain, vertigo, nausea, lethargy, anxiety & depression. Experienced greatest amount of recovery between 9-12 months, with the following year being much, much better
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2nd concussion 12/2012 - hit front left forehead on wooden edge of couch. Currently dealing with a return of PCS symptoms including headache, nausea, vertigo, brain fog, and lethargy.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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Do you play WoW?
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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hi consider,
what were your symtoms before the neuro? how has he helped? Ar ethe headaches noticelbly different???

Hope you are feeling well!!!!!!!!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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Yes I do play WoW from time to time, I couldn't for a while though due to the early stages of my TBI/PCS.

Before the neuro, I had a weird tension type headache with knife cutting pain in the left side of my head. My neurologist ended up figuring it out, and gave me a nerve block, it did work, but now my neck is sore. I iced and used ibuprofen like she said, but oh my, it hurts.

I currently now have no headache.
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College Student in Information Technology and avid PC Gamer, hit the back of my head against a bunk bed back in 10-28-2012.

Symptoms: Occipital Neuralgia.
2 MRI's and CT normal.

Made a 98% recovery on April 8, 2013 with only symptoms of pinched nerves/Occipital Neuralgia in the head and is being treated with injections and physical therapy.

Was experiencing:
Migraines, Headaches, Nausea and Vomiting, Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Depression, Major Insomnia, Brain Fog, Tinnitus, Lethargy, Loss of appetite, Major Heart Palpitations.

Vitamins and Medicines: Paxil 20mg, Strattera 80mg, Omega 3 Super DHA 900mg, B-75 Complex, Potassium Gluconate 1000mg, Magnesium Malate 1250mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Methylcobalamin B-12 5000 mcg, Vitamin C 500mg.

Things that help me: My Vitamin Regimen, Medication, Earplugs (Love these!), Nature Sounds, Hydrotherapy, Neck Pillow with Heat, Heating Pads, Resting, Being Outside!

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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #6
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Great new consider. Here in my location of Canada I am 14 months along and still waiting to see a neuro. I was told I will be about 26 months past injury before I get to see one.

Just don't do what I did and try to return to normal too quickly after signs of improvement, I did not like the result.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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Wow Srgallan thats terrible! Where are you that its going to take that long? Can't you travel somewhere else to see one? My appt was 6 months after but I got on a wait list and was in in a week. Turns out I would have been better off waiting but that's another story.

I'm going to stop complaining then that it will probably be over a year before I get to see a neuro opthalmologist! I hope you get in sooner somehow. Good news is though that you probably aren't missing much!

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I'm a 39 year old, female, accountant. On July 2, 2012 I crashed my bike at the end of a 65KM road ride. I was fine that day but woke up the next morning to my current world.

Ongoing symptoms include: dizziness, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivities, cognitive problems, uncontrollable emotions/depression/anxiety, headaches (but they're getting better), mental and physical fatigue, difficulty communicating and sleep disturbances.

Currently seeing a fabulous Neuro Psychologist and vestibular physiotherapist and hoping to soon see a neuro ophthalmologist. I am currently doing 20 minute stationary bike rides daily, 20 minutes of meditating, 15 minutes of Lumosity and lots of resting. I have not been able to work or drive since the accident.

The things that have helped me the most since the accident are vestibular therapy, gel eye drops (for blurred vision, sensitivity and dryness), amitriptyline (10mg), and meditating. I am finally starting to see some slight improvements and am hopeful!

My brain WANTS to heal itself... I just have to let it and stop trying to get better!
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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #8
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cyclecrash,

I am located in the maritimes, you practically have to travel out of province for anything from a dermatologist, neuro or many other forms of specialists.

Makes the waits much longer, it was 14 months before I could even see the ENT.
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