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Hit in the head 6 months ago - Nothing but bad since then

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  • Posted By: thebaseball2001
  • January 5, 2014
  • 01:55 AM

Hello, This is my first post here. First, what I am dealing with are panic attacks, daily anxiety, and worst of all this sense of being "out of it" a lot of the time. From what I have read, some of what I am dealing with in that regard could be derealization because I feel like everything around me is unreal. I have gone to a therapist, a psychiatrist, and am currently on Lexapro and Lamictal which were prescribed by my general doc because I eventually dropped the psychiatrist because he wasn't very good for me in my opinion. All of this started at the end of June, I was sparring in the boxing ring with a friend and he hit me in the back of the head. His gloves were worn out and his knuckle slipped through and connected with my skull and he broke his knuckle. It stunned me a little but I was ok at the time. That night I went home and took a nap. When I woke up I popped on the television and something didn't look right as I was watching. I couldn't say what it was but my sight seemed "off". Well I kept analyzing it and thinking about it to the point that I called my wife (I was home alone) and she didn't answer. That got me more worried and long story short, I panicked to the point where I called an ambulance. They did a CT scan on me there because I told them about the hit to the head and they said it looked fine, no concussion. The following week I had another panic attack and the months following I would have them, not to the point that I had to go to the hospital but enough to bother me. They would mainly come when I awoke from a nap and I would always feel a warm rush coming over my body when they were coming. I went to a psychiatrist and he changed me off of Lexapro which I had been on for years for depression and put me on Celexa because he said he could go higher with the dose. I didn't do well with the Celexa, started feeling out of it a lot and "darkness" around me a lot of the time. I called him one night in a bad spot and he told me stop the med cold turkey and he would see me in a week. That he told me to stop cold turkey and did not want to see me the next day in the condition I was in caused me to drop him and go to a general doctor. He put me back on the Lexapro (about 3 weeks ago) and added Lamictal (1 week ago). My biggest complaint is this foggy headed feeling, the feeling that I am not attached with reality a lot of the time. When I let that bother me, the anxiety builds and I just get in the vicious cycle. Sometimes I feel so nerved up I don't know what to do. I don't know where all of this came from. I have issues in my life but nothing I can put my finger on that would cause this bad period. I was really suspicious of the hit in the head since my first full blown panic attack ever came on the same day that the hit took place, but as I said the CT scan ruled out concussion. I don't know how to fix it, I have listened to different opinions and read so much. I try not to let it bother me when I feel like I am dreaming my way through a day but it just does. Does anyone have any opinions, any insight into what I might try? Should I see a neurologist possibly? Thanks a lot. Chad

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