Originally Posted by Mark in Idaho
You might ask your doctor for a prescription of an anti-seizure med. Neurontin (gabapentin) or some of the old standbys like phenobarbital or phenytoin (Dilantin). I was on both in high school (1971-2) and they settled my brain down. It sounds like your brain gets caught struggling and loses control of the timing processes needed to control a natural flow of information and speech.
The added stress of your son's struggles likely makes this brain stress much worse.
My best to you.
Thanks Mark. I'm interested in what you think of the other symptom that accompanies the stutter sometimes. It's a very strong pressure in the middle of my forehead, sort of down into my sinuses almost, like a strong painful pulling sensation.
Wondering if this is related or just concurrent pain from trying to process speech. Probably just coincidence?
You're right about stress. The week since the neuro psych day has been torturous and a very disheartening setback. I feel consistently worse than I did even at two months post injury. Month three and four have sucked.
Next appt to see GP is Friday, will bring up meds again. Will try to remember.
About it: October 26, 2012 I fell backward on an icy parking lot. My PCS at 6 months: variable head and neck pain, occasional mild dizziness, fullness in the head, ears, and sinuses, convergence insufficiency, diminishing light and noise sensitivity, sequencing struggles, short term memory struggles, verbal processing delays. CT neg, MRI neg. Therapies: prism glasses, acupuncture, icing neck, resting, supplementing, Elavil 20mg at bedtime. NEW: Beginning intense 4 hour physical therapy DAILY (for Return to Work plan) for 10 weeks!
About me:I'm off work on workers comp coverage, from my career as marketing manager. I am a mom, and wife to a heart attack survivor.