Thank you Jennifer hunter for your kind understanding words. My family is loving and gentle with their mother, along with the great and grand kids. I am grateful.
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I suffered a TBI after a catastrophic car accident. Afterward while struggling to recover I found that in heavy traffic, pounding rain , having a quick stop or close call,or coming upon an accident put me into uncontrollable sobbing or wailing. My arms often flew up too. It has been four years now since the accident but my startle response is still quite active and loud noises enrage me. I often have to go in the house and close the windows when neighbors mow their lawns.
It is all getting more normal with time but I still cry very easily with emotional situations or family tensions.
@livetheday this is lakelifelady. I have had a fushion at C5&6 and in a 2015 car accident C7 broke loose from there. Another spot in my neck was fractured during the accident and I spent months in a neck brace. At first after the accident I had numbness, pain and tingling from neck, over my shoulder and down to the crook of my arm. I had a lot of PT over these years and gradually over time all improved considerably, although the neck fracture never did close properly. I also had a Traumatic Brain Injury in the accident that caused three brain bleeds with multiple issues arising from that, but I do not think that the TBI caused much tingling or pain for me.
Sometimes, when in a car giving directions, I say right or left when I mean the opposite and I cannot believe that I did that. My brain knows which way is which but I see one way and say the other. I do an eye to hand exercise where I move my hand back and forth in front of my face and follow with my eyes. Or I sit in a chair and move my eyes back and forth, up and down following my hand.
Seven months ago I began to feel sweaty and clammy all over my entire body, all the time. Sometimes at night when I am very still I do not feel sweaty and clammy, but it returns as soon as I begin to move around. I have had a stress heart attack and suffered a TBI in a car accident four years ago, along with fractures of neck and back and ribs. I have been dizzy ever since with sometimes experiencing a vasovagil lightheadedness with nausea.
A neurologist recommended an autonomic reflex screen, but a provider here in the Phoenix area refuses to treat people with my Humana Medicare coverage. I would like to get a Mayo apt. Either in AZ or MN where we live six months of the year. How can I go about that? By the way, your post as been the only one in all these months that led to an understanding of what might be going on with me, since nobody else can figure it out after many labs and appointments.
So many times since my TBI I have had to leave a store, a social gathering or other public places because I cannot tolerate the noise,the stimuli, the constant changing activity, the lights or too many people talking at once. In a smaller group if a couple of conversations are going on at once I feel like shaking and am too distracted often to follow either group. Then I get angry, really angry…….which others do not deserve, so I don't take it out on them, but sometimes my husband gets it.