Brain Injury Support Group

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. A coma can also affect a child's brain.

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  • ndinmt

    Between Level 4 and Level 5

    Hey guys I didn't know if anyone had any advice as how to deal with Level 4 and 5 of the El Rancho scale. My fiance just started to his these stages and I'm having a hard time trying to understand everything. I didn't know if any of you had advice, it would be greatly appreciated. 
  • mike12358


    Good morning, I'm new to your group but not to DSMy name is Michael and am from MN. I just got out of the hospital again and finely am looking into TBI info, copeing and rehab. I am typically on the chronic pain and at times the heat attack group and a couple of other smaller groups.I've been pushing the TBI chain uphill most all of this life. The never ending noise that rages through my head has...
  • abbysheaffer

    Help need support

    I was in a bad accident at age 16 in 1995. Now over the last eight years I have suffered pretty much daily from horrible pain on my head and neck like something is about to shoot out of my head. I got denied ssdi and can't work fulltime. My fiancé is rarely helpful and pretty angry whenever I say I'm in pain. I have nightmares almost every night usually about things that happened at work or home...
  • powerathlete

    Had a concussion 13 days ago

    I had a concussion almost 2 weeks ago and had a normal CT 36 hours after the incident. I took 1 low dose asprin over the weekend and now I'm worried I may have caused bleeding, should I be ok? I've read that it should only be a problem after the first 48 hours but I'm notrying sure.
  • ndinmt

    Spouse of TBI

    I didn't know if there were any spouses of TBI patients on here.. but I'm having a really hard time dealing with everything. Its only been 6 months since my fiance's accident and I didn't know if there was anyone out there that I could talk to and just keep up to date with. Its hard not being able to communicate with my best friend. I just didn't know if anyone has any advice please let me know. 
  • TedRuxpin

    Legalize euthanasia already

    At least Oregon is halfway there.  I find it amazing that government is more than happy to bring us into this miserable effing world but isn't nearly as gracious helping us leave.   I never asked to be in this hell hole to begin with.   I just wish I could get my hands on a f-cking gun already and let the blood flow.   God effing damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • sarahkings

    Caring for my husband after a TBI

    Hi I would be so grateful to speak to other partners/wives looking after their husbandI have been since Nov 2014 and we have 3 children. I'm so low. S
  • Amir4545

    Memory Loss after brain injury

    My friend had a car accident......he stayed in coma for 2 days and now he has lost his memory.....doctors say his memory will return but we don't know when and how.......what should we do? How can we help him? Will his memory come back?
  • Hello all, I have been unable to post.,,severe nausea with all the scrolling/new format, so I took time off and I am trying again here. I hope more people will join in posting if they can. I liked the old Board Format much eyes and brain did too! Blessings♡
  • Hello,I want to get some suggestions.My sister fell down 2 years back and suffered TBI. She shows conitive disablity with memory loss. The incident changed the whole family. We are deeply saddened. She was a very bright and cheerful girl, now she is not herself. She is showing slight improvement with our prayers and rehabilitaion therapies. Our insurance cover is about to come to an end. But her...


    HELLO-I have a 23 year old son who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 and after being given back driving privelages was in another horrible car accident in 2014(alcohol related) where he now has severe leg injuries/surgeries that are still ongoing. He is now 23 and is continuing to show very poor decision making and hanging out with drug/alcohol abusers and is doing same behaviors. I am at...
  • Aust

    Anyone else here looked at new ds?

    What are your thoughts on it and set up for our group?
  • loripearce


    Hello, My name is Lori and I joined this group to meet people and gather strength and advice from people that are in or have been in my situation. In Dec. 2015 my son was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him with severe TBI. We have been at Moss rehab since Feb. and the most recent obstacle we've encountered has been an infection in his CSF caused by a recent placement of a Baclofen...
  • tommyhartness

    soscial life

    Trying to put everything. back together after the accident while still recovering but it's hard to do when your ignored and avoided I don't want anyone's pity trying to start over advice
  • tprcody

    Vertical Heterophoria

    In reading several recent posts I have seen a common theme of folks describing untreated visual symptoms that developed after their TBI. I experienced something similar and was diagnosed with a condition called Vertical Heterophoria (VH). It is not a well known or frequently recognized condition and is often missed altogether or miss diagnosed as something else; quite often as inner ear related...