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GilukFamily

Jun 30

Contractures

I have been advised that as my son has established contractures Botox will not work for him?  He had an hypoxic brain injury in Dec 2019

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jcarpenterCaregiver

Apr 6

What is causing such dizziness after a fall to the face?

What test needs to be done? She fell on face, had small brain bleeding, fractured eye socket and cheek near nose. Ever since she has had blood pressure issues, brain fog and dizzy a lot. Previous testing shows healed.

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As a therapist, are there ever times where you encourage patients to do some sort of alternative therapies?

Maybe the therapies that you're working on with someone aren't letting them heal as quickly as you would expect? I’ve heard of hyperbaric oxygen therapy or acupuncture, and some of these other things that people have tried. Based on what I've heard, the research isn't quite there for a lot of these. But for some of them, there are a lot of stories saying that they have helped people a lot.

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EvansSurvivor

Oct 26, 2021

Excessive sleepiness

My tbi occurred during a rear end collision 10 years ago. The  back of my brain and right side were injured. I am legally blind because of it. I have excessive sleepiness all the time-diagnosed as Hypersomnia a year ago. I also found out I was misdiagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder at the time of the accident until anout a year ago. The correct primary diagnosis is Psuedobulbar affect with a comorbity of depression. I have been taking cymbalta, abilify, trintellix for those 10 years. Nothing helps. I take modafinil for the Hypersomnia. It barely helps.  I take Neudexta for PBA. It helps.  I would like to hold down a job again someday. And build a life again but cannot stay awake physically or mentally very long. I shut down completely or I cry profusely  if I'm not taking meds As drs have attempted to wean me off throughout the years. Any advice for leveraging  neuroplasticity again?  Keeping awake, how to keep awake and what's causing the sleep to be in overdrive?  What recommendations for "wake up" therapies, physicians that specialize and cognitive therapies to get my brain back. Have an MBA from pre-accident that I cannot use bc of my recall and shut down. please help. 


evansalmighty229@yahoo.com

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Oct 6, 2021

How to help with return of speech

My 20y/o son is 22 months out from date of injury and is still nonverbal. His vocal cords have been scoped and show no sign of injury. He can communicate with his hands. How can I help him to regain speech???

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Oct 5, 2021

As a therapist, how would you handle taking over a case where a patient has worked with other therapists already?

It's hard to stay engaged with a new therapist because there may be some overlap, or they focus on something tangential to what the patient wants to work on.

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Oct 5, 2021

What are the most common social symptoms caused by brain injury?

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Sep 13, 2021

How can you become a music therapist?

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