Ive had a concussion.
Did they do an MRI with or without dye? I had one last year after I got DP , but without dye, just looking for tumors or whatnot. Of course it came back normal.I had an MRI scan earlier this week and I'm expecting the results in a couple of weeks.
withoutDid they do an MRI with or without dye? I had one last year after I got DP , but without dye, just looking for tumors or whatnot. Of course it came back normal.
Well, this is what's weird: I was smoking a lot of pot at the time... like, at least several times a day. Yet I never had any known mental illness before this and pretty much never smoked enough weed to cause me any problems whatsoever. But after I got a concussion (skiing accident) I remember going downhill really fast. I started getting self conscious, started getting anxiety when I smoked and within a few months I was starting to dissociate every time I got high. And then the wheels just totally fell off and I got DP about four months later.I walked under a car park barrier that came down and hit me directly on the top of my head about 5 months before I got DP. It really fucking hurt and scared the shit out of me, I was convinced some damage had been done. I'm not sure if the two are related in my case. I know that head injuries can cause depersonalisation. I had an MRI scan earlier this week and I'm expecting the results in a couple of weeks. I suppose its possible that my brain looks structurally normal and that the head injury could still have been the cause of my DP. But I'd still like to rule out any physical damage.
Pages 93-95 of Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome looks at DP following head trauma.
Billy D.P., what was your head injury? How long afterwards did your DP symptoms start?