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Met with an accident. Having headache and memory loss problem. What should I do?

On dec.6th I was in a car collision. near head on at about 40 mph. I think I my have sufferd damage to my brain. scan at the er the night showed nothing. My memory has not been good. sometimes I have problems remembering simple things like spelling my last name or what I need to do next in a task. I also have the feeling many days like I have a hangover. I also seem to have overwhelming feeling of sadness. I am a 55 yr old white male. I had some health problems before but nothing like this. My past seems scatter now I find my self having to fake knowing things. I have head aches as well as other pains that I know I should have as I recover. The last time I was seen by the Dr he said that He can no determine what I am now unless he knows where I was before.I can not keep fiction like this. what can be done besides just getting myself committed some place.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome.

Thank you for your query.

At first you need to try your best to be certain about one thing. Have all these symptoms only popped up after your head injury?

Was a head scan conducted after the injury? Did you suffer loss of consciousness after the injury? Vomiting after injury?

If the scan was conducted, what was the result?

If the scan was not conducted I advise you to get an MRI scan of your brain along with and EEG (electroencephalogram).

Both these will greatly help in coming closer to a diagnosis. Also, schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, who might help you with symptoms of depression.

Please remember, you are only 55 years old and have a long life ahead of you.

I wish you good health.

Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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