!!!TBI Having symptoms after 10 years symptom free!!!!

After ten years in and out of theropy my head started to hurt... then came the muscle pains.... then the nightmares.... nightsweats, loss of concentration, anxiety, sleepiness and headaches. After several visits to different doctors a new PCP decided to pull the ten year old rabbit out of the hat, (the rabbit being my TBI which my survival was not an option from). Two weeks ago I was face to face with a Psychiatrist *spelling* that told me the last thing I was expecting to hear. At that moment I was forced to reflect over the past ten years and put together some pieces that went missing. Come to find out, even though the doctors wrote me of as a gift from God and released me from their care knowing there was no possible way I could have survived such trauma, my life had changed. I realized just two weeks ago that on that day of my injury I had lost all of my old friends. I dropped out of school. My life had taken a severe wrong turn and every decision I had made over the past ten years had been impulsive. Im scared. Ive been told that Im having seizures! Who would have though that that pocket of fluid left on my brain would still be there 10 years after the fact. My anxieties are far more extensive then they have ever been and now this has been dropped into my lap. Is there anyone out there that understands the fears I am faced with? I put this all behind me 10 years ago and now, Jason has returned for another Holloween and this time, theres no running from it.

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I am Marlene as I read your word's I have many questions I would like to ask if I may I had a severe TBI in 1995 was flown to a trauma hospital. The Drs. told my family if I lived through the night I would never be the Marlene that I use to b He told them IF I lived I would need to b put in a nursing home my family said NO she's going home and here I set at my computer. So because God decided to see if I would change my life I did I stopped doing illegal drugs which I had done drugs for probably over 20 years or more. My TBI is much better but I still know I have a TBI. I am better I have lots of new friend's but there's still my TBI but I have learned to live with it I now live in an independent living place if I need help I can immediatly get it I loose my balance I fall I have fallen 2 times since I have lived here I have my own small apartment with my bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen and I get it cleaned once a week 2 meals a day I love living here. I still have a lot of TBI simptoms I know that word is spelled wrong LOL but I have a new life now that took me many, many years to get to where I am today the other Marlene died and God put a new Marlene here so it has been a challenge to get to know me again but I love this new Marlene but I still have TBI. I still feel it, now I have learned to live with it. I was 38 when I had that wreck i'm 55 now so its been a difficult ride but it has also been interesting to have TBI. I have never given up with all the medical treatment and therapy I have got through these years not on my own but with God's help and a good family who has put up with my TBI too. I know I still have TBI BUT I'm a much better person to enjoy too.

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I have been living my life the past 10 years as though nothing had happened. It just dawned on me that I had changes, my friends all dissapeared and my cognitive skills were depleated. But I had not wondered why until 10yrs later. I guess I was not told of the changes I would go through after the injury. I was not told I would be different so I have gone the past 10 year thinking I was fine. As of just recently I had the innate feeling something was seriously wrong. The doctors ran test and told me it was all my imagination. I moved to a different city and got the medical help I needed once a docter decided to reffer me to some specialists. Those specialist were shocked to hear I had been suffering for 10 years with out the treatment I needed. They enlightend me by telling me everything I should have been told after the head injury. I was a basket case but in turn relieved to know what it was that was wrong with me. I am on 300mg of Lamicital and going in for new scans of my brain. Doctors say I'm having siezures and all my pain I'm having and short tem memory loss is due to the left over fluid on my brian from the injury. I had looked to God for several years after my injury in search of answers but I'm guessing he did not answer my prayers because I was not aware at all I had changed. No one ever told me I was different. I am pretty alone and forced to consider I may be odder then some. I just wish I could find someone that understands why I am the way I am and look past my goofyness. I went through the same diagnosses where my family was told I would not live. It was hard and it has come back to haunt me. I can only hope that I am able to start my new life in acceptance as you have.

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How very sorry of your experience with the life changeing TBI I take neurontin plue oxcy cotten 2 times a day + percocet 10's if I need it. How life changes by a TBI is unbelieveable and u lived to tell it May God give you grace to carry on my dear

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Thank u so much. One step at a time. With every step we learn something new.

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yes u r so right I have good days and not so good days I call them my TBI days lol. I had the wreck in 1995 and I after I had been in the hospital and out of the coma with no memory of the wreck I had no memory that I had been married I had left him but I had no memory. I remember some of the marriage he was a physical and mental abuser that came back after I was told by my daughters. I live in an apartment as an independent person its called a Senior living Community there are different sections a assistant living and a memory care section too. I'm the youngest here I'm 55 lol they all call me the baby lol. I have always loved aged people telling their life's story. I get help if I need it. well may you be blessed as u continue on your journey. :-)

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Well my first time to post. I had my TBI almost three years ago and just lost my relationship with the man that I thought would see me through anything. Now what?

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