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can a head injury affect you after a few years

just recently i have started having problems. i have no idea what they are caused from. in 2008 i had a head injury and had to get 17 staples and 15 stiches. in the last four months i have begun starting to feel like im in a constant dream with no way out. and on top of this i cannot remember or recalect anything for the last four months. i cant control my anger now and it keeps getting worse and worse. im only 15 and i cannot get this to go away and the doctors look at me like im crazy when i tell them how i am feeling. any suggestions???
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
The memory loss could just be due to concussion which at times persists for years and all of a sudden disappears and the person remembers everything. This does not have any long term complications. The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss.
Memory loss is also a common symptom of frontal lobe injury. Damage to the frontal lobe of the brain causes frontal encephalomalacia. Encephalomalacia is not an illness. It is basically a softening of the brain matter as a result of an ischemia or infarction, degenerative changes, infection, craniocerebral trauma, or other injury. Ask for a CT scan or MRI of brain to rule this out.
I think that there is a possibility that you have a sleep problem and nothing more serious. Please consult a sleep specialist to start with. Certain types of epilepsies and seizures too cause short term memory loss along with tiredness or fatigue. Chronic infections too are known to precipitate memory loss. For this you can try yoga and meditation. Disorders of the hypothalamus, chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric disorders like depression too cause similar symptoms.
If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss. Apart from sleep studies, EEG, you may need cognitive tests like mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test. Please consult a neuropsychiatrist.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP to run tests and examination to clinch a diagnosis.
Take care!

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BEING NEW TO THE BRAIN INJURY COMMUNITY AND STILL RECOVERING FROM A RATHER MASSIVE AND LIFE THREATNING INTERCRANIA HEMORRHAGE, I AN READING AND REREADIN AS MUCH MATERIAL ON THE AFTER EFFECTS OF A BRAIN INJURY YEASS AFTER THE EVENT.  IN FACT YESTERDAY I GOT A BROCHURE P[UBLISHED BY THE MAYO CLINIC, FROM MY LOCAL BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION, IT IS TITLED "UNDERSTANDING BRAIN INJURY" AND AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY STATE OF LOCAL BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION.  IN IT THEY SPECIFICALLY DEAL WITH ISSUES MANY YEARS AFTER A BRAIN INJURY
THE AUTHOR TALKS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT ISSUES THAT CAN ARISE WELL AFTER A PERSON FEELS THEY HAVE RECOVERED FROM THE EVENT, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE PATIENT REGRESSED BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE WHEN THEY WERE FIRST RECOVERING FROM THE EVENT.
THE BACK PAGE OF THE 50 PLUS PAGE PATIENT GUIDE SAYS IT CAN BE ORDERED FREE FROM THE MAYO CLINIC AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE
WWW.MAYOCLINIC.ORG
OR THROUGH THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION IN YOU STATE, THE CAN BE FOUND ONLINE, GOOD LUCK.
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i have met with a neurologist and he said that in 2009 when i had pneomonia and severe sinusitis they did a spinal tap to insure that it was not menengitis and he said that there was absalutely nothing good about the results and that everything about the results were abnormal. so he said i most likely had and infection called (i dont remember the name) that was swelling of the brain so when it happened and noone caught onto it when my brain kept swelling and hitting my skull that it gave me some kind of brain damage.
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These complications seem just that to doctors.  The sublixation of the cranial faculty by accident is a large abruption to many doctors and it is difficult for them to face because of the research involved to solve a tender complication of neural interference.  It is also interferes with their practice.  Yoga and pilates are concerned with the personal resolve and gathering of strength to calm and abate the situation where the spine is in constatnt communication both with and away the nerver central to heal the center of your body, calm the center paralax of the neck and its integers with the brain.  This is dangerous work with doctors.  My situation is closer to bmxman4life and I have received many complications on the collegiate level to determine who has the greatest mind based upon a car accident that occurred to me while I was minor.  How does the brain mature and recall and recapture its neural dominion when the violence felt was great.  As a result my mind has gathered strength on uncovering disclosure to understand why disclosure is necessary.  My spine has not stopped since 2002 when discovered that my injuries from this car accident were not lacking from internal injuries.  As patient records from 1982-1987 were discarded and disclosed in 1994-1999 from most doctors records, this competition has become more apparent.  I would like to see doctors admit to a proper approach for people who do experience persistent injuries.  Many doctors and alwyers fear law suits (continuous), when they should be looking into the darker side of visual therapy and why the spine is contains such importance and is yet exploited to cause anxiety and then solve.  This is near to a God question, so the spine can save its own question of quality control and continuity for support.
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I commend you on your self examination my friend, it sounds like you're on the right track to improvement. I was hit by a boat while riding a jet ski and the propeller hit me on the head on the way to the back of the boat when I was 14 years old. I was on more drugs than I care to speak of, but one that REALLY helped with the mood swings and anger was Neurontin - just FYI. It's a long road, but your future depends on it. I sufferred horribly after the TBI as I could no longer attend high school (couldn't spell cat but somehow could calculate an algebraic equation in record time?), or play football, and was crippled to a wheelchair for a while due to the propeller also cutting into my ars and breaking my pelvic bone. The BEST things that helped me were steady appointments - by that I mean like every 2 weeks or more often - with your psychiatrist as well as psychologist and be honest with them - who cares what they think - IT's Their Job to figure it out with you! Also, write stuff down as to retrain your brain. If you want to change your thinking process and ways YOU CAN! Just read the thoughts that you write down and practice different thoughts in the same situations in the future until you get the results you desire. It worked very well for me. Just keep trying until you find the person you want to be and then take comfort in the fact that you are molded differently than everyone else who has been dramatically influenced more so by society and the media than you have in the end! REMEMBER MAN, take it 1 day at a time, some really suck, but they too shall pass, and tomorrow will be a brand new opportunity for growth. God Bless you in your recovery and I hope some of this dribble comes in handy! (P.S. - Count your blessings, God has a reason you're still with us :0) )
Scott
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