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When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

Probably ok: If alcohol is important to you, you are probably ok at this point to have a drink- a drink. Notice i did not say drinks. There should be no rush after traumatic brain injury but at this point, one drink should have no bad effect on you. But again, significantly limit your alcohol intake. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

Treatment: First, you will slowly improve and recover some function over the next 18-24 months. Coping can be enhanced by multiple medications, and cognitive-behavioral speech therapies will also improve your situation. Perhaps a neurologist can supervise your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Might a traumatic brain injury lead to a loss of a person's sex drive?

Might a traumatic brain injury lead to a loss of a person's sex drive?

Less sex after TBI: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) can effect mood and concentration which in turn can decrease you sex drive. This is thought to be due to injury to the limbic system. Mood changes from tbi are treated by primary care providers, psychiatrists and neurologists. Contact your doctor to see if a referral can be made. ...Read more

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I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

I've had symptoms of OCD since my traumatic brain injury why is this?

OCD is an uncommon, : but well-documented, consequence of TBI. The pattern of OCD, I.e., the types of obsessions & compulsions, are very similar amongst patients with TBI, whether they have mild TBI & normal MRI's or moderate & severe TBI with bruising of the the fronto-temporal cortex, subcortical structures (caudate nucleus) or both on their MRI's. Just one more thing for which you need therapy &, maybe, medication. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

I'm having trouble concentrating after mild traumatic brain injury, what's wrong?

How long ago?: It is not unusual to have some neurologic symptoms lingering for a few weeks after traumatic brain injury. How was the severity (mild) determined? Please see your primary care provider and consider a neurologist consultation. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Traumatic braininjur: I feel empathy for your traumatic brain injury. Xanax (alprazolam) is used for Treatment of Anxiety. If you are very worried, upset, irritable, tense; and brooding, Xanax (alprazolam) can help. See Neurologist for Diagnosis and present status of your traumatic brain injury. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Diagnosis of Anxiety • Benefits and side effects of Xanax (alprazolam) • Therapy for stresses in life; and to develop coping skills ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury?  How will it affect me?

Yes, you can: Xanax (alprazolam) is a great medication and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Unfortunately, like many others medication Xanax (alprazolam) has many side effects and should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?

No: Recovery from brain injury is usually maximal at 1 to 2 years. Further recovery after that is unlikely, though there may be some benefit in continuing with cognitive therapy if it is helpful. ...Read more

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Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Assessment needed: Vision problems after tbi can occur at different levels, the eye itself or parts of the brain such as the optic nerves or occipital lobe of the brain. Neuro-opthalmologists may be hard to find, but this would be their particular area of expertise. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read more

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Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes and No: There is always some residual. May be as little as 1-2 % or greater. May take 12-24 months to be all you can be. ...Read more

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How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Time will tell: The nervous system is a remarkable combination of fragility and resilience. It takes time (and therapy) to recover from brain injury, and there is (unfortunately) no way of knowing how fast or how complete the recovery will be. ...Read more

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What are some characteristics of a mild traumatic brain injury?

What are some characteristics of a mild traumatic brain injury?

Many: Among the most common characteristics of mild TBI include problems with attention and focus, slowing of mental processing speed. fatigue, poor balance, headaches and sleep initiation problems. ...Read more

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What activities for a person recovering from traumatic brain injury?

What activities for a person recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Best to see a prof: Although one can work on their memory with practice and practice focusing, it would be best to contact a rehab person who specializes in post head injury cognitive rehab. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you undergo traumatic brain injury?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain involved. ...Read more

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Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Depends: Usually most patients with a mild tbi make a full recovery. Whether or not they may join the military and in what capacity depends on whether there are any residual neurological deficits that would impede their ability to serve. ...Read more

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Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Similar: Traumatic specifically deals with trauma. Acquired includes a few other types of brain injury, such as anoxic, encephalopathic, infectious, etc. So a traumatic brain injury is an acquired brain injury, but an acquired brain injury is not necessarily traumatic. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more