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Comment from: Wayne, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 16

Got whacked in the head the other day by a golf ball ... no mark on the head but is extremely tender to the touch. Am wondering if I should get this checked.

Comment from: thru the cracks, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I am trying to figure out the difference between depression, closed brain injury frustration and disappointment, and the so many doctors who take notes, ask what other specialists are telling me, give me nothing to help my pain and headaches. Then tell me they will see me in two-three months. I was in an auto accident back in December of 2008. I suffered closed brain injury, neck bulge, and back problems. I have seen specialists, neurologists, family doctor, pain management doctor, pain management psychologist. I had to apply for welfare to help me with medications that I had to stop taking because of having reactions to taking 90 mg of Cymbalta, 900 mg of Gabapentin. I was paying out of pocket 298.00 per month plus my own insurance for over 9 months trying to get better, but to no avail. I suffer with so much pain. I wrote and begged for help from Cymbalta and other organizations to no avail. I wish I could offer supportive information but the truth is that if you are of regular age you will wait over two years for disability hearing, over a year for housing application to be reviewed, and doctors not stepping up and helping. So, to you closed brain injury people good luck.

Comment from: Sandra, 55-64 Female Published: October 07

Four days ago, I was kneeling on the ground working underneath a steel table. When I attempted to get up, I miscalculated and hit my head hard on the edge of the table, seeing stars before my eyes. It took my breath away and I just sat there for a while before attempting to get up. Immediately had a knot on my head. I still have some pain on the left base of the head and upper part of the neck. I have hit my head before, but never this hard.

Comment from: TxLillie39, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I slipped down a concrete steps that had four steps. It was wet from the rain. My bottem landed on the last step at the bottem and my back hit the second step from the top. My head went back due to the pain. My daughter who is 12 keppt telling me I was ok..moreless asking me. She said I closed my eyes started shaking (whole) body and I went to the right like I was falling over and hit my head on her knee and landed on the ground like I fell over hit my head on the ground and was stilling shaking but, I black-out. Woke up like I had just woke up from a deep sleep laying on the wet ground. Went to the hospital and the diagnosed me with a head injury and a strain on my back.

Comment from: paula, Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I was struck on the right temperal side of my face with a very heavy glass and I have had severe headaches and stay dizzy and confused all the time I have short term memory loss and I am undergoing tests to see the severity of the injury.

Comment from: richierich504, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 30

In 2000, I was struck by a falling tree about eight to ten inches around. I was wearing a hard hat at the time and went through every kind of x ray, CT, MRI. I started having headaches and as a rule, those headaches that were daily, often went to migraines. I have been through the narcotic dance and of course, with that much pain, eventually got physically dependent on medication. I now have my dependence under control and really, have controlled the headaches with doctor prescribed methadone in the amount of 30 MG a day! Mostly this keeps me under control. I haven't had a headache since I got regulated on the methadone. I was recently forced into early retirement from a 21 year job as a Parole/Probation Officer. My question is, I believe that the blow to my head made some changes in my personality. I was a cop for ten years before going into Probation and Parole as an officer. I was a steady church going family man for the most part. I wasn't perfect by any means, but since the blow to my head I have had problems with narcotics, alcohol, (lightly a problem), gambling and overeating. I have gained a hundred pounds since I got hurt and nearly lost my home and everything near and dear to me with gambling addiction. I was fifty years old at the time of my trauma and I am currently 59. I am really wondering if the blow to the head could have been responsibly for the changes in my life.

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