does anybody feel severe depression after a tbi?
Has anyone else had a small personality change after a Traumatic Brain Injury? If so how did your family react? I’m not shy anymore and I’m a lot more upfront about my feelings (but I’m not rude about it) . This has caused issues in my family.
For people with long hair & get migraines — what hairstyle have you found best when you have a migraine??
I'm brand new here but have had a traumatic brain injury since 2001 and I'm just wondering if anyone else out there is going through what I am. I STILL isolate and it's hard for me to find meaning.
Start the night. an hour-30 minutes of sleep on my own 1 1/2 hours of sleep with 150 mg of trazadone 1 1/2 hours of sleep with 150 mg of trazadone I sleep with around 4 hours of sleep per night. Is there anything I can do differently? I think it's common with a brain injury but idk
Okay y’all so I’ve had over like 8 or something concussions resulting in me having a TBI and PCS and as y’all know the more concussions you get the more likely/the easier it is to get a concussion. Two days ago I went to play out back with my dog and completely fell and jostled my head. I have noticed my vision has been impacted by this and I struggle to lol at my phone/write/read with both eyes open- I have been having to close one eye to be able to perform any of the above things… thoughts on this? Do I need to go see a specialist again? Or do I just let it be and hope it goes back to normal?
I understand that a tbi makes depression so much harder to treat, r there any specific treatments that work better than traditional treatments?
Did anyone else notice their personality changed after their concussion / TBI?
Does anyone else get migraines that last for days because of your brain injury? I have ones that last for 3 or 4 days at a time and nothing I take or do seems to help. Any advice would be appreciated
In 1994, I endured 2 gunshots from a handgun within a foot of my face to the right side of my forehead just at the hairline and a few inches above. One bullet ricocheted into the ceiling and the other penetrated my skull, traveled along the top, down the back and came to rest in the rear of my skull on the right side of my head. As a result, I was paralyzed on the left side. I regained full use of my arm and down to my hip. My left leg is partially paralyzed - essentially 100 percent below the knee and the left hamstring at least 90 percent. My thigh is strong enough to support me, but uncoordinated. I have diminished sensory perception throughout my left leg. I also suffer from non epileptic focal seizures that are controlled by Depakote and other TBI related symptoms. What experience does anyone have with changes over time that they think may be related to their traumatic brain injury? Does anyone continue to gain physical functionality through exercise and/or physical therapy? Does anyone experience increased emotional responses and find it difficult to control their emotions? I tend to try and control how much I let myself feel due to fear of becoming inappropriately, sad, angry, happy, etc. I get frustrated with what I perceive to be the lack of understanding from society in general to the difficulties that people with any disability deal with on a 24x7 basis. Does anyone experience side effects from seizure medication? I believe Depakote has made it much more difficult for me to maintain my weight as well as affect energy levels. It takes me a lot longer to do everyday tasks due to my physical limitations and sometimes also the requirement that I need to be careful, concentrate and singularly focused on simple tasks even such as walking. This can affect my efficiency in everyday life from normal tasks, recreation and work. When others with any limitations from a TBI have similar difficulties, do they have trouble relaying these to people, or if they do, experience a lack of understanding? How often do people encounter a lack of accommodations in public? Work, shopping, recreation, parking, etc. I was and continue to be lucky to have supportive family and friends as I recovered and live with my TBI. How has others' experience been related to support from family and friends? How have relationships changed as a result of your TBI? I lost touch with many friends after my TBI and others stepped up and became closer to me.
I’m tyson I have a self inflicted gunshot wound that caused bilateral frontal lobe damage. I want to know if I can smoke weed when I get out of the hospital and the doctors are tiptoeing around the talking about”I don’t want to tell you or influence you putting chemicals into your brain but I’ve eaten 350mg edible since I’ve been in here and it only made my deficits lessen
can a TBI cause concentration issues? example I can't concentrate to watch T.V. but if I watch the T.V. through the camera app on my phone I CAN concentrate
Anyone struggle with frontal lobe damage and impulse control?
I have missed many days of school because of my TBI. It has caused me to fall behind a grade, and at this rate I will not be able to graduate this year. I was wondering if anyone had any similar experiences, and what I should do to make it to school. I'm thinking about getting my GED but I feel like that's cheating and I want to feel like I accomplished something.
Anyone with TBI find it difficult to regulate their sleep schedule?
Hi, it's been a while since my last TBI (I've had two), the doctors only diagnosed it but did no treatment. I've got bad memory loss and balance issues, among other things. Is there anything I can do? Or am I just out of luck?
Does anyone else stutter after their TBI? If so, is there anything you do that helps clear up the stutter?
Anyone with a traumatic brain injury who experienced mental health conditions (such as ADHD, cPTSD,bipolar) pre-accident??
Im beginning to think many of my mental health struggles through time have been because of a TBI i experienced while a teenager. How can I find where that line is so I know how to better address my symptoms. Ive been through tons of therapies and medications and been given many diagnosis only for no treatments to work.
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Anxiety (Including GAD)