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Unread 07-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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Hello all! In the past year I've fallen and hit my chin twice. The first time was a year ago and the more recent time was about seven months ago. The first time I sustained a pretty bad concussion, the second time there was little or no concussion involved. When I touch parts of my chin its sore to the touch, as if its still bruised or perhaps fractured. Any thoughts, neurotalk?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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I was assaulted over a year ago and the back of my head is still sore (to the touch).
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What happened: I was randomly assaulted from behind in June of 2011. I was knocked unconscious for an unknown amount of time (less than 30 minutes) and have no memory of the event. CT scan showed contusion and hematoma of the left frontal lobe. I spent 3 days in the hospital. Diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome in September 2011. Currently have Medicaid and SSI.

Current symptoms: Brain fog, anxiety, panic attacks, memory issues, confusion, problems with spontaneity, sensitive to loud noises, trouble thinking, problems with producing speech, spacing out, word finding difficulties, tinnitus in both ears, random tingling in different parts of my head and many other things that I can't explain. I'm very easily overloaded which makes it nearly impossible to watch TV or use the computer.

Slowly but surely regaining my life back.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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wakingback,

You may have nerves that are extra sensitive after the injury. There is a technique called ENS (electronic nerve stimulation) that can sometimes desensitize these nerves. If it is only tender to touch, you probably do not have enough problem to get the therapy. Sometimes, Botox or a nerve block can be administered to break the cycle. Sometimes, you are just stuck with the tenderness until time cures it.
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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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I fractured my jaw in 1991, my shattered mouth was wired shut for 5 weeks. I remember the impact, could feel the broken chin bone overlap for a second. That stretched the nerve. That chin bone now has a surgical wire wrapped around it.

For many years afterwards it had a numby sensation when I ran my finger across the bottom of my chin bone, kinda felt like "zzzz", if you can imagine how that would feel. The nerve took a good 12 or so years to heal; now it's fine and not numb anymore. Yours will heal in time, I'm sure much sooner than that, but nerves do take their time. I hope your soreness at least goes away soon!

Also in the same accident (bicycling) , I had a laceration on top of my head that required 7 stitches. Didn't have any concussion symptoms, buuuut maybe that explains a few things about me LOL

P.S. I'm still purty, I had a great plastic surgeon! :-) ..... also, just so ya'all know I just got my nickname changed from wendro* ... Hey Mark recognize the reference?! ;-)

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