Tbi

What is Tbi?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain.Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

Questions and answers on "Tbi"

Nine years ago I had a severe fall on the ice, fracturing four neck vertebrae (later having surgery), slamming the back of my head on a brick ledge before hitting the ice. I began hearing voices right after the surgery and was immediately diagnosed by my father-in-law with schizophrenia , although an excellent psychiatrist later diagnosed me with TBI due to the blow to the back of my head. I was on Zyprexa for years, terrible side effects, then later put on Risperdone with the psychiatrist. I still hear voices, sometimes unbearable and loud. I laugh at movies, funny things, normal relations, and do not fit the schizo diagnosis according to many and the psychiatrist. Is there anything else I can take or do to get rid of these voices? Anything discovered with TBI to help this? I just can t cope with this any longer.

doctor1 MD

Hi,



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Hearing voices is a serious symptoms and lead to significant distress to patient. It occur in schizophrenia and organic psychosis (may be due to TBI in your case).



As head injury occur years before, then irrespective of cause and diagnosis, your current...

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Doctor my sister is TBI patient. So from the day of the accident i.e since 1!/2 years she was advised to take Eptoin But now due to severe Neuropsychiatric problems she has been advised to take oxetol and the psychiatrist told us that as this itself is an anticonvulsant he asked us to slowly taper eptoin. Is it o.k doctor can we proceed

doctor1 MD

hi..well, your psychiatrist seems to be wise as prolonged continuation of phenytoin brings forth many side-effects and she requires another anti-epileptic in the long run for which oxcarbazepine is a natural choice as it also has mood-stabilizing property which will take care of her psychiatric...

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I have numerous signs of TBI, dizziness, memory loss, anxiety, deppression.... I was injured in a car wreck in Germany back in 1993. I am just now really starting to have these sypmtoms really appear. I have an appt with the VA for a evaluation. What should I ask/request when I am talking to the doc? I don't remember ever having x-rays but I think I would rather have a ct scan, would this be asking for the wrong thing?

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for choosing HCM, Look you had accident back in 1993, it is long back now, I and do not think it could be " traumatic " sign and symptoms happened to your brain, more over what exactly happened to you at the time of accident, was your sensorium affected or intact or altered etc. your...

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I had a TBI from a ski accident 4+ years ago. I had numerous facial/ jaw fractures repaired with titanium and also have nerve damage in my face, lips mouth, tongue and inner cheeks and gums. Everything feels icy-cold and is a 10 on scale 1-10 daily, starting in late morning until bedtime , when I take Lunesta to sleep. I have read that TBI can cause pituitary and hormone problems, specifically HGH. I also have hypothyroidism. Could hormone deficientcy cause extreme pain?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The hormone deficiency can cause altered sensations but the pain is likely to be due to a nerve irritation or neuralgia. An evaluation by a neurologist is recommended.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen...

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I had a TBI with resulting brain surgery, vasospasms, and hydrocephalus 12 years ago. Almost immediately, I started to gain weight. I am fully recovered today but have not been able to shed the weight. I exercise 6 days/ week and lead an overall very active life. No diets have helped. Do you think I would benefit from growth horomone?

doctor1 MD

not safe, so no

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Dear Dr,
I have suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) a little over three years ago, I often get migranes until lately my migrane is followed by my ear bleed. Formed of small crystal particles and a bit moist, and then I felt air pressure. I am concerned as this I feel should not be happening.

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for contacting Healthcaremagic.
If this was the case if head injury and migraine then both the conditions are different from each other because migraine can never cause the bleeding per ear but of course head injury can, in my opinion you need to get done the fresh MRI to ruled out the...

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Hello, my name is Tyler. I was wondering if it would be ok for me to smoke weed once every weekend. I am a college student trying to get my nursing degree and I also had a bad accident four years ago. I suffered from a TBI and now I have two hip replacements. I have smoked in the past a little bit (this would be after the head injury 4 years later) and I think it should be fine now because its been over four years but I still am not sure. I would like for you to give me your oppinion on this. Thank you for your time!

doctor1 MD

Hi
you have multiple health problems I.e. accident TBI hip replacement the why and how injury happened and the reasons for hip replacement you have not made clear but it will not be advisable to take weed or any other substance
All these will put your life in more trouble you know it

Lead a...

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I am looking for a neuropsychiatrist to work with a 27 year old male that has suffered TBI. He has a 4 year BA. with a loss of smell and taste. Other than that , thank god, he is fine. He has OCD, ADD, paraniod, and sees the world from a negative perspective. He has recently suffered the tragic loss of his father and so there are a multitude of issues to work through. I would like a neuropsychiatrist that does therapy, works with diet as well as meds when indicated. The patient currently resides in Manhatten, lower east side, zip 10009. Health coverage is Cigna. Can you recommend a few good doctors from reputable medical schools that have high patient ratings.
Thank you

doctor1 MD

Hi
Thanks for using healthcare magic

I think, he has OCD with depression. He needs treatment with antidepressant like fluvoxamine or clomipramine that would help to control OCD as well as depression. There are a lot of psychiatrist in Manhatten and that you could check online....

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Recent questions on  Tbi

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr,
I have suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) a little over three years ago, I often get migranes until lately my migrane is followed by my ear bleed. Formed of small crystal particles and a bit moist, and then I felt air pressure. I am concerned as this I feel should not be happening.

doctor1 MD

Hi my daughter is 5. She has a TBI w/a VP shunt, can t walk so is in a wheel chair. She can take steps with assistance. She has Epilepsy, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency. Problem is her feet and nails are turning blue at times her fingers as well. It worsens with activity and her Doctor is stumped. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

I have gained a substantial amount of weight (50 lbs), since I developed seizures 7 years ago. The seizures were the result of a TBI . I walk 4-5 days per week for 45-60 minutes with my seizure alert dog, I am cautious with my diet. But, I cannot...

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Hi, I was involved in a horrible horse accident in 2010,, since I have been having issues with my neck. I was nicked up and then came down on the horse bucking for all he was worth,, ithat I was washing machines. Received a TBI ,, blind spot in...

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Hello. A young man that I know had gotten a traumatic brain injury , however, here in Fort Worth, we cannot find a doctor who will provide adequate care. Hormone replacement I have read is holistic and also standard procedure, as well as...

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My Dr. Has increased m dosage of clonazepam from 2mgs daily to 8 mgs daily! I have been on this drug since a TBI in 2001- My NY Drs were weaning me off it, but since I had to move to Fl. to care for my now deceased father since my momma was killed in a car accident I am now on such a high dose it scares me, I do not want to go through horrifying withdrawal . I feel normal on this drug, but when I try to stop, I can t speak, cry, etc...My new Dr. doesn t seem concerned w/ this, says everybody has to be on something always sooner or later- He is very elderly & I am terrified (he only practices one day week) if he retires I will die from grand mal seizures or simply lose my mind if another Dr .refuses to prescribe. I asked him to help me get to a lower dosage & he said Are you ready? then suggested I try to do it myself, but I can t, I get weepy etc... when I do (try to lower dose). My Momma was killed in horrible car wreck, I took care of my Dadddy w/ Parkinsons & he just passed away so my Dr. seems to think I need this high dose. He put me on 10mgs Valium quid for a month but I hated it . I have been trying to take care of horse farm alone now, sore all the time, have some left over Robaxin from car wreck I was in 2 days after Daddy died- Can I take them together w/out bad effects? My muscles are so sore- How do I get off this benzo? I feel like I am Klonipin s slave- pleeeease help. Thank you, God Bless-

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My 15 year old son suffered a Head injury (post concussive Syndrome) was what it was stated to be diagnosis. He also has Asperger's disorder. He injured his head November Of 2009. His symptoms were Amnesia, headaches, lots of memory loss. He recovered and then 8 months later got hit with a basketball in thhe head. Had a replaps. Since the relaps he gets "blackouts" . We suspect stress causes them but still scary. Done EEGS, CATS and MRIs and nothing shows up. Should this question be directed to a Neurologist or Phychologist not sure? And...is this part of normal recovery for Post concussive syndrome or TBI?





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