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I Was Knocked Unconscious

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I had a accident and was unconscious. I was hospitalized and have very little memory of

the next 5 days afterwards. It has been 2 months since then. I feel very depressed "like" since this happened. Does anyone have a story to something like this?

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I'm so sorry that happened to you! I have never had that happen, but it seems logical that you might be depressed afterward. Have you been tested to see if you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? I hope you feel better!

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I was in a major car accident but is was 22 years ago. I was knocked unconscious for about 20 minutes. I woke up in the ambulance. I have amnesia regarding the accident, it never came back. But no, I never suffered depression from the accident or anything of that nature. Time heals a lot of wounds. Give it some time.

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Hi! Thanks for the reply. I have googled this and there are many hits about head trauma.

The way I feel is "like" I am depressed. I have had real depression several years back. I am on Lexapro and that has been wonderful for me for years. I say "like" depression because the symptoms go away and come back. Depression just doesn't go away, at least for me it did not. I have talked to the Dr, had a long test with good results as far as memory goes so at least that is good. He said I had a mild concussion. Yet this doesn't seem mild to me to feel so down most of the day.

I really got the feeling that it is most important to be cognitive and have memory of everything that happens now. The Dr was not really concerned that I felt depressed now.

My head feels sad, no motivation, tired and is not much fun. The most I got was that this was "normal" for post head injury of the type I had. The Dr.,a neurologist, said he has seen much worse than me come into his office. Oh Boy! :Cooptsearch:

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DustyRoad:

Head injuries are difficult. I'm so sorry you've had this experience.

I have a really good friend who suffered from a concussion (horse accident) and the doctor said "there is no such thing as a mild concussion." In other words, each person responds differently to concussions and they should be treated with care and attention by doctors.

I don't mean that to worry you. I say that to sympathize.

I hope you can find the right kind of medical support to help you. You deserve that.

Tim

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Tim,

Thanks. The more I read, I agree with you. This "feeling" I have in my brain of being sleepy is very strange. After 10 weeks I would have thought I would be feeling normal.

I feel this way until about 3pm. It is so much like depression.

DustyRoad:

Head injuries are difficult. I'm so sorry you've had this experience.

I have a really good friend who suffered from a concussion (horse accident) and the doctor said "there is no such thing as a mild concussion." In other words, each person responds differently to concussions and they should be treated with care and attention by doctors.

I don't mean that to worry you. I say that to sympathize.

I hope you can find the right kind of medical support to help you. You deserve that.

Tim

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Tim,

Thanks. The more I read, I agree with you. This "feeling" I have in my brain of being sleepy is very strange. After 10 weeks I would have thought I would be feeling normal.

I feel this way until about 3pm. It is so much like depression.

DustyRoad:

Head injuries are difficult. I'm so sorry you've had this experience.

I hope you can find the right kind of medical support to help you. You deserve that.

Tim

Just a follow up since much time has past since the date of my injury. I was worried then, now I do feel very good and do not feel compromised in any way. I do need to sleep more still but that may be just because I increased my lexapro from 15 to 20 mg and being tired is listed as a side effect.

I have returned to the Forum and writing a bit seems to make me happy.

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I'm glad things are looking up for you!

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