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- Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:15 am
I'm an 18 year old female. I've never had surgery and my family is healthy, I take no medications.
When I was 14, I was hit by a city transit bus. I was hospitalized and was seeing doctors for 3 years. I had constant headaches and it seemed like the nevere had a cure. I had 3 different neurologists. One said I was fine, we wanted a second opinion the other said I had a concusion still, from 2 years ago. Which seemed odd to me. And the third told me I had dried blood on my skull and the reason my memory would fade or I'd get lost in a conversation was because the dry blood would scratch my brain. It all seemed weird to me. They didn't help me at all, even after five MRI's on my brain.
I get severe headaches a lot, my vision has been horrible and sometimes I see dots. I get this weird ringing noise, almost like I am deaf, but I am not...I come close to fainting a lot, and can't seem to move too much without that feeling. I've hurt myself before from falling. And I've also had many panic attacks and I believe I had a stroke before. I wasn't taken to the hospital because of money. And now I haven't gone to doctors because of money either.
Could there be something seriously wrong with me? I know you can't diagnose me with anything. But what could the possibilities be? I didn't think dry blood or a concusion could last 4 years...I just don't know how much more of the headaches I can handle..or the forgetfullness.
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:18 pm
Usually concussion is a short-term event with total recovery, though there may be a link with future problems which has yet to be discovered. In about 15% of cases people experience post concussion syndrome and your symptoms would certainly suggest this could be happening.
I am not a neurologist and I would suggest you consult with one when you can.