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Hey whats goin on everyone? Hope everyone is doing ok, ive been kind of busy lately and haven't really been posting or comming to the website, but well since its Sunday i figured id make a few posts.

Anyways, i just read SC'S story & i know that he was in a severe car accident and probably suffered head trauma, which lead me to thinking about an event that took place when i was maybe 5.

I was at this babysitters house sitting on the railing of her steps, eating a popsicle i believe, and without me realizing right away, the railing was loose. Well i leaned back a little and all of a sudden i fell over and hit my head on the concrete. The amazing thing was i didn't crack my head open or anything.But im almost positive that i blacked out. My next memory was me talking on the phone with my mom & eating candy. I remember having a bump on my head and having a little headache. Now obviously this doesn't seem like any major head trauma. But my question is

Is it possible in anyway that this event could be a hidden factor in DP/DR, etc? I mean it doesn't seem too logical since it happened 14 years ago ( wow i feel old when i say that). But i was just wondering if maybe something happened to my brain when it happened and suddely last year it possibly caused what i am experiencing now?? I dunno, its just something im wondering about. I mean its not like its the only thing that has happened that could have caused all of this, but it may be a small possibility???

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Oh, dear God. LOL....

Dearest, your symptoms are not the result of head trauma.

And...neither are SC's.

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Gotta go with Janine on this one Bro, at least in your case. I think there is some kind of statute of limitations on brain trauma.
For me, I still think it's possible the head injury caused some type of physical change in my brain that led to the DP. Seems to me it was about 6 weeks after the head whap that I woke up this way. Maybe I was just coming out of shock. But it doesn't really matter anyway.........
 

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i know a few people that got theirs from head trauma. they were fine before it happened. of course other things factor into it.. wether or not you have a genetic link in you etc. But trauma... anykind of trauma.. physical or psycological or emotional, can be a trigger. ive had all of the above more times than i care to count. so the reasons im so goofy is obvious.

trauma is trauma.. theres no getting around it. :shock:
 

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this is an interesting question...

the very first time i felt dped was after being wacked in the head during a wrestling match. I felt discombobulated for about an hour after that. The next time was during a pillow fight. The day after that, i seemed to will the dp to come back (i didn't actually want it to return, but it was just that i feared it so greatly, so that it manifested itself).

The verdict: My take on all this is that i suffered minor concussions the first time, and i felt that state of mind so frightening that it worked it's way into my subconscious as the ultimate fear, and then whenever anxiety kicked in in a significant way, the dp would manifest itself.

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this is an interesting question...

the very first time i felt dped was after being wacked in the head during a wrestling match. I felt discombobulated for about an hour after that. The next time was during a pillow fight. The day after that, i seemed to will the dp to come back (i didn't actually want it to return, but it was just that i feared it so greatly, so that it manifested itself).

The verdict: My take on all this is that i suffered minor concussions the first time, and i felt that state of mind so frightening that it worked it's way into my subconscious as the ultimate fear, and then whenever anxiety kicked in in a significant way, the dp would manifest itself.

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Gosh, now I"M feeling old. If my math is right, you are a young 19 years old!!! I just turned the big 40!

I don't remember any head trauma. This is an interesting thread, though. I think sleeping beauty is right. A trauma is a trauma. I know many mamma's that are suffering after the trauma of giving birth.

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Gosh, now I"M feeling old. If my math is right, you are a young 19 years old!!! I just turned the big 40!

I don't remember any head trauma. This is an interesting thread, though. I think sleeping beauty is right. A trauma is a trauma. I know many mamma's that are suffering after the trauma of giving birth.

Carla
 

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Dear Soulbro,
Dont worry...I'm fairly positive that you dont have any head trauma induced psychiatric disturbance. I'm pretty positive that SC does, but his world changed from day to night shortly afterwards....in your case, a 15 year lapse between the event and your symptoms? No way. You still might benefit from similair medicines, but in your case, I could see drugs or genetics being your downfall. Just my two cents.

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Dear Soulbro,
Dont worry...I'm fairly positive that you dont have any head trauma induced psychiatric disturbance. I'm pretty positive that SC does, but his world changed from day to night shortly afterwards....in your case, a 15 year lapse between the event and your symptoms? No way. You still might benefit from similair medicines, but in your case, I could see drugs or genetics being your downfall. Just my two cents.

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On the same note, has anybody heard of any other reasons for getting dp? When I was 11 I went to my first disco and there was strobe lighting. I wasn't panicking or anxious at all, but I hadn't long been in the disco when all of a sudden, everything changed. Extreme sensation, like never experienced before and since, different to dp and dr somehow, like losing your memory and coming in and out of consciousness, loss of balance, couldnt talk properly and could not stay 'with it'. Though didnt appear that bad to other people. However, I totally felt it was a phyiscal episode because I had not felt that my emotions were anyway affected, I was scared but totally thought it was a form of epilepsy so kind of rode it out. I often wonder if any one spiked my drink. Strobe lighting always affects me. I had no trauma before that, although I can remember having a panic attack at 7, thinking about thinking (sound familiar?). I feel like that first episode caused my panic attacks and resulting 'disorder'. But what the h caused that first one?
 

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On the same note, has anybody heard of any other reasons for getting dp? When I was 11 I went to my first disco and there was strobe lighting. I wasn't panicking or anxious at all, but I hadn't long been in the disco when all of a sudden, everything changed. Extreme sensation, like never experienced before and since, different to dp and dr somehow, like losing your memory and coming in and out of consciousness, loss of balance, couldnt talk properly and could not stay 'with it'. Though didnt appear that bad to other people. However, I totally felt it was a phyiscal episode because I had not felt that my emotions were anyway affected, I was scared but totally thought it was a form of epilepsy so kind of rode it out. I often wonder if any one spiked my drink. Strobe lighting always affects me. I had no trauma before that, although I can remember having a panic attack at 7, thinking about thinking (sound familiar?). I feel like that first episode caused my panic attacks and resulting 'disorder'. But what the h caused that first one?
 
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