Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    60

    Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    Anyone ever suffered PCS?

    I have been told I have this condition.

    Hit my head on the corner of a door. It's as if I've had a headache for 50 days constant. All kinds of discomforts . . . feelings of pressure in the head and face at time that makes you want to step out your body for a break. My ears feel clogged and full of liquid, they click/make noise whenever I swollow - more so than normal.

    It's not nice . . .

    I've had a CT scan just over 4 weeks after the accident, (date of the accident April 12/13), which was fine. I also had a MRI just over a week ago which was fine.

    I worry that my skull is fractured at the point of impact, I feel an narrow indent that the corner of a door might make . . . but numerous doctors assure me it is normal to feel these indents on the head . . . I agreed but the fact it was in that area was a little suss to me . . .

    Anyways, I have expressed all my concerns had two scans and my prognosis is that it'll get better in time.


    They say post concussion takes 3-6 months to get better . . . sometimes earlier, sometimes later . . . I didn't fall unconscious, I was drunk when I hit my head and there was a slight raised pink lump . . . nothing 'that' outstanding.


    Just wonder is anyone has experienced this? The symptoms are similar to anxiety symptoms . . . so maybe there's a chance some of you have came here cause you have experienced something similar.

    Get back to me . . .

    Peace.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    373

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    Hiya,
    Sorry no one answered you, I hate it when that happens to me! I don't know anything much about head injuries. If your scans are ok I can't imagine there's anything serious going on. I once hit my head and convinced myself I had bleeding on the brain because I developed a cracking headache afterwards. It was put down to anxiety, as they couldn't find anything wrong.
    As for the clicking in your ears, do you have any jaw pain as well? I get this, it's basically a jaw strain caused by clenching too tight. It gives me clicking in my ears, and ear pain too sometimes.
    Let me know how you're doing. xx

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,047

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    hiya and sorry about your head, im sure u been checked thoroughly and all will be ok hun so please try not to worry. sending u a big hug

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    60

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    Thanks for the replies, appreciated. I'm getting a handle on the situation.
    I broke my jaw in three places when I was 16 never had problems with it before but I guess I have been clenching and grinding out of anxiety a bit more than usual.
    Cheers.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    437

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    hi williamthedude

    i think i have PCS too cos i have been having problems with my memory after knocking my head- did you have something similar or is this anxiety?
    how were you diagnosed can i ask

  6. #6

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    Well I don't know much about this... I only read the mayo clinic website on it, which is here for anyone interested:
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pos...ndrome/DS01020

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    60

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    Memory issues can come of it, yeah, I tend to have a little bit confusion with my short term memory from time to time but then that could just be anxiety and it is rather trivial, like misplacing an object etc . . .

  8. #8

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    In reference to postconscussion symptoms; I have been experiencing symptoms from this condition for over 7 months. I have headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, especially short term, problems doing complex things, processing information. Just lately experiencing depression, mood changes. I have had all kind of test, like MRI, CAT SCAN, been to neuropsy for testings. Take medications for pain in the next area, headaches. They say it will wear off, some 20 percent never get over it....but I am praying I am one of the one's that do get over it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    60

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    I know, it is a real drag . . . it can take up to a year and sometimes more to wear off but I hope for our sakes it tappers off sooner than later.

  10. #10

    Re: Post Concussion Syndrome / Traumatic Stress

    hi there my husband has suffered from this for over a year now i do hope you all recover soon ali

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. hyperventilation syndrome
    By estha in forum Symptoms
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-01-08, 15:07
  2. childhood post traumatic stress disorder
    By janice in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-10-06, 23:27
  3. Restless leg syndrome anyone?
    By hayles in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-10-06, 13:05
  4. The serotonin syndrome
    By violet in forum Medication
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-05-06, 04:28
  5. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder( a new poem)
    By hurtssomuch in forum General Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-08-05, 12:39

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •