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Jun 17, 2019 · Migraine - Aimovig and Cardiology or Pulmonology in Brain & Nervous System

Hi. I too take Aimovig to alleviate migraine from a TBI. I experience the shortness of breath mentioned, however with memory problems I do not recall if this is concurrent to beginning the Aimovig. I am reluctant to stop any of my treatments whatever side effects. Any btreak or moderating of symptoms is welcome or allows me to continue my college voc rehab. I do not know if there is a yes/no about Aimovig.
I hope you can get help and balance

Jun 2, 2019 · Car crash in Brain & Nervous System

Hi: I empathize with you. There are professionals and strategies to help you heal/cope. (1) In your situation YOU will have to advocate, always nicely.
Begin by suggesting a 'reset' with your current provider. As two people working on the same problem. Where you have a previous history of migraines, try a bit of logical humour: "Yes, I did have migraines in the past: when you were born you probably weighed 7 or 8 #s. Things can get bigger and be affected by a lot of things. Is it possible the accident that caused my head injury can have longer term symptoms?"
(2) Ask about strategies and treatments. Ask for a referral for PT., eye exam by (there is one type that is qualified for head/brain injury), ask to have your pharmasist review all your meds and anything organic/natural/whacked out you take with your symptoms in mind. (3) contact your State Brain Injury Survivors Assn. They are a best resource.
I wish for you much success.
I am five plus years into a different life, i have much to be thankful for, i choose to ignore a lot.
I can write to you, because today is a 'crash &burn day" where the injury wins and i rest till it resets.

Jan 6, 2019 · Silent Migraines in Brain & Nervous System

Hi! Hooray for Aimovig and Botox and the ones I take daily. Please try avoiding bright lights, computer time, driving especially at night. It is the number of inputs that can trigger onsets. My symptoms are the result of an accident with TBI, so maybe different. Check out the caffeine and OTC's beofre mixing with any prescription. Oh, I wear an eye patch on occasion when my eyes stop working together, and Johnny Depp and Disney are wrong: it is not sexy…people give me wide berth when it is on!

Jan 6, 2019 · Husband with OCD, Bipolar, Epilepsy and Brain injury in Caregivers

Hi. I am slow getting backto this. (1)Please reach out to a trusted friend or professional now. It takes courage to reach out for help and sometimes we wait to the breaking point.(2) You are a treasure. There is some blessing or strength to gained for you in this, but not alone.(3) Anything with the brain and meds means something is new, as in starting over.Your husband will need a Strong Counselor that can help him embrace this fact And be all as a Man, Husband and Father that he stiall has an amazing potential for.
For what it is worht: I am entering year 5 of a TBI, am 60 yo, am in school to learn a new job, and it took both myu wife and I four years to accept what I offered you in three points. There is much to be thankful for. No, I am not pain or symptom free, just adapting….and thankful. dave

Dec 23, 2018 · Mild traumatic brain injury in Brain & Nervous System

Hi. First: do not dwell on an inability. Second: I have had to develop recovery skills: these include saying aloud thingz like : it begins with a .., or closeing my eyes or looking away from person I am speaking with to narrow # of inputs.Third is to name your topic before starting: even if it is making a list of what your days schedule is; "This is my Schedule" … Finally there is thatt challenge of being loooong on thought and slow to speak. I wish for you every grace. I have 4+ uears with a TBI

Nov 7, 2018 · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Okay: I appreciate that the specialist's time is valuable, so I bring a typed succinct history of the injury, symptoms, treatments. I leave it with the Doctor and make sure I do not expect them to use it unless it will help them. I also leave a copy for the staff. I have learned to direct questions to the staff first and not the doctor.

Nov 7, 2018 · Muscle pain, spasms, lightheaded, unable to concentrate, etc. in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi. I had a TBI and continue to adapt. First thought is medications, nutrition after child birth/lifestyle, concussion(s) they can be cumulative! My brain miswired and locked into fight/flight response which is a constant stress on the physique and matches several of your symptoms. Some of my meds are blood thinners to increase flow to my brain to 'flush' it with oxygen and keep the fatigue at bay. God Bless

Nov 5, 2018 · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

These are all great. I include caffeine use and vitamins. Maybe since the folks I see are because of a TBI, I bring a plate of gingered cinnamon crinkles – always puts the staff in a positive mood.