Hi, I would like to tell my story, bare with it, it might be a long one. Believe me, it might make a difference. I have been injuring my head since I was a kid. I was a horseback rider. Stupidly, I rarely wore a helmet. I had at least 15 concussions before the age of 17. Most were untreated. To top it off I married an abusive alcoholic. He beat me (mostly in the head) for 15 years. I developed an eating disorder, and an addiction to tylenol. I never thought it would turn out like this. I had probably 10 or more concussions from him. Not to mention the damage I did to my brain with the eating disorder and pain killers. This past december I received another concussion from a horse. I have been suffering ever since. My symptoms include the following, sever memory loss, slurred speach, loss for words, uncoordination, severe constant headaches, vision problems, ringing in the ears, dizziness, extreme exhaustion. Now for the past 6 months, shaking in my right hand, I can barely get food into me. I have been to several doctors, some tell me its hormonal, one even tried to blame it on a mental disorder! That is the farthest from the truth. The one doctor I am seeing now thinks it is post concussion syndrome. They also believe I have parkinsons disease. My family doctor thinks I have punch drunk syndrome. I am no longer allowed to ride my horses, go on amusement park rides, I have had to completely change my lifestyle. Riding is my life. My message is, please take care of yourself, eating disorders are bad, drugs are bad. I see too many kids and adults skateboarding, riding bikes, and horses with out helmets. It is not worth it. I would also like to tell women that are in abusive relationships to get out and get help. He is not worth it. I am suffering now and he gets off scott free. I am raising 3 children on my own. I will not let them suffer, I will not allow them to be raised by a mother who can not function. It is extremely hard yes, but someone has to raise them. Please make sure you and or your kids always wear helmets no matter what, and please get help with any eating or drug problems you may have.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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