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Trashley

712d

Anyone struggle with frontal lobe damage and impulse control?

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    • ArtFork

      318d

      Yes, absolutely. I have such a hard time with it. I'm not my own guardian and so I went behind my rep payee's back and got a hold of my card and did a lot of impulse spending, around like $200, I think?

    • ArtFork

      318d

      Yes, absolutely. I have such a hard time with it. I'm not my own guardian and so I went behind my rep payee's back and got a hold of my card and did a lot of impulse spending, around like $200, I think?

    • TexAss

      598d

      Impulse control when waiting for people to stop talking before I forget what I felt needed to be said is a struggle for me. I hate to interrupt, but I hate to not be heard. I would need to get into the habit of writing things down in every conversation to effectively stop, but how would that not be uncomfortable for others? It worked really well for me when working over the phones for customer service and tech support though.

    • TexAss

      598d

      I've been suffering from increased lack of impulse control due to the conspiracy around me to take advantage of my condition and the lack of understanding of what I'm going through. In the past I would generally stay quiet and observe others so I could find a way to fit in and do things more efficiently. The "bi-polar" is the frustration with people that have known me for over 20 years and have chosen to aggravate my conditions rather than not and chose the most hurtful labels they can place on me. Instead of recognizing physical injuries, they attack my mental state. How does a person control their impulse to bash someone in the head so they can be more empathetic? I'd remove them from my life if I could instead of having to question how much longer my impulse control will hold.

      • TexAss

        598d

        @TexAss They want us to believe we shouldn't have a range of emotions or express them when people hurt or frustrate us. I've been told already that I need therapy for these "outbursts" and my marriage troubles. Excuse me, it's taken me years and years to report abuse, I don't need too be counseled on how to live with my abusers longer.

    • ScottieB.333

      700d

      Yes I am extremely impulsive and my TBI has caused a huge change in my personality as well. I was also diagnosed with ADHD months after my TBI. ADHD was never suggestion from any of my doctors in my life but months after my TBI 2 specialists had brought it up and then diagnosed me

      • nsiberian

        699d

        @ScottieB.333 i was diagnosed with bipolor after my tbi, seroquil finally got my ass to sleep,it also helped my irritability and anger

        • TexAss

          598d

          @nsiberian This is something I don't understand. My traumatic brain injury had me sleeping, all the time. I fell asleep in class, on every car ride that lasted over 20 minutes for about 15 years or more. When I would fall asleep I was nearly unwake-able. Lead to funny moments in class for everyone else.

    • cherryrose

      701d

      Yes yes, I have bad spending problems

    • PinballGuy

      701d

      I suffered a penetrating gunshot wound to the right side of my forehead at the hairline. The bullet skipped across the top inside of my skull and stopped in the rear part if my skull. I've experienced difficulties with overreactive emotions, organization and focus. I end up working hard to control my emotions, which doesn't work all the time and have had embarrassing situations from being over emotional as well - happiness, sadness, anger, etc.

    • nsiberian

      704d

      I do, I feel like it has gotten a bit better over the years, but I'm not exactly sure why

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