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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  • sabrinaminster

    Dating some one with a TBI

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    I have been dating a really great guy for about a month now and he is 2 years post accident. I met him a week before his accident and then ran into him again about two months ago. We started dating after reconnecting and I have been doing research on how TBI effect people and their reactions and emotions to things. Yet I am struggling with how sometimes he talks to me. I guess I am looking for...
  • inosal

    Drowning

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    Hi all...I'm new here.  I don't have a TBI, but my husband suffered a cardiac arrest in March.  VERY long story short, they told me he has an anoxic brain injury.  He is now walking, talking, learning to walk again (was in a medically induced coma for 7 weeks to stop seizures) and he is even texting! After 3 different neurologists telling me that he would be in a vegetative started IF he came...
  • Raiders25

    New to having a TBI

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    Hi, my name's Nicole I am 19 years old and I had a TBI going on two years ago, from an auto accident. I had a brain shear, which basically severed nerves in between my brain lobes. I was in a coma for a while and then spent awhile in rehab. I was very blessed with my outcome, doctors can't believe it, but that doesn't mean I don't struggle with a lot people don't understand.  The first year was...
  • Baobab

    Self love and acceptance with TBI

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    Hi guys,Just joined today as I'd love to meet and offer support to like minded people. I am 33, an entrepreneur in the healthcare field, married, and finally able to emotionally process my TBI that happened when I was 15. I was diagnosed with a right frontal lobe tumor in the 10th grade. Within 3 days they removed the tumor (benign), diagnosed me with epilepsy (grand mal), and sent me home. My...
  • GettinBy

    Dead site?

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    Of 331 members, I wonder how many are active?  I usually see 0-1 person logged in. Each post gets from 0-4 comments.  I also notice that people post their issue and wait for feedback without scrolling and offering support to others.  How is this helpful? Is anyone on any active and truly supportive sites?
  • Helpme1988

    Seven years and still struggling

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    I have had a lifetime struggle with brain bleeds and it isn't getting better.When I was 5 or 6 I fell off a merry go round and ended up face down on the hard dirt ground, I don't remember falling, hitting face down on the ground but I do remember staring up at my mother as she is making sure I was okay.Within a few years of that I started getting migraines, very poor vision, panic attacks, 2...
  • AW94

    Hello..... I'm Lost

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    I am new, I wanted to post to introduce myself. I don't do these online group things but I think I need one at this point. I am severly struggling with worsening symptoms. I was diagnosed with multiple TBI's in 2015 which were caused by trauma starting in utero.I'm 22, I've had to be the adult my whole life, been given every medication made, hate them. I am failing at everything and trying to use...
  • deleted_user

    Dating Somebody with TBI

    I've been dating somebody with TBI for about 2 months now. In the beginning, he explained his accident and the long term damage that he received from it which is the inability to multitask, however he was functional in every other way and ready to move on with a stronger outlook on life. I think that he truly believed that at the time. He wasn't ready to find a committed relationship, but after a...
  • lostone10

    Concussions

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    I got my first concussion almost 2 years ago, but I kept getting concussions as time went on. As of May 15, I've had 7 concussions 3 (counting this one) hat have been severe. I've done everything I can to protect my head, but no matter how hard I try I still end up getting hurt. I've been in car accidents, been beaten up, and have just been clumsy. The current concussion might have ruined my...
  • Helpme.68

    Symptoms of a brain bleed?

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    I past out and hit my head on a brick floor, woke up with the police, ems, and fire department.  The hospital put me in ICU claiming I had a brain bleed, the swelling went down, the problem is that was seven years ago in February and ever since possibly 2011 I began getting migraines everyday, eyesight was a little distorted, a few years after that my recent memory is failing, I don't even know...
  • Jones9076

    Brain Aneurysm

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    Hello...i joined this group in hopes to learn of more people that have had an aneurysm and survived...i have a parent that had a ruptured aneurysm a little over a month ago...spent over a month in hospital icu/rehabilitation...now that he's home he cant sit still and mind is all over the place...always figiting...and very aggressive. Im trying my best but its so stressful dealing with this...its...
  • Briemarie721

    Been ALONE since

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    So i have had a TBI since 2014. It happend when I was 21. Im 24 now and It has completely taken over my life. And just when I think my family kind of gets it, they something that makes me sound lazy or crazy. So its obvious they dont and never will get it. Ive been very much alone in this. My mother always telling me to do more, boyfriend always asking me to go out more. Then theirs my brother...
  • PeteyPablo

    I am a nubie I've been told.

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    I sustained a T.B.I. April 4th of last year 2016. I was shoved, (long story) and after going backwards off a curb, tried to catch my balance before falling back on the left side of my head and being out cold. I still have slight paralysis in my entire right side keeping me from running or swimming or playing Golf which I used to play up to 3 times a week. Also my trach tubes caused ulcers on my...
  • Miitzii

    whatever can happen...

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    All of my life I've felt like my life was a study in murphey's law (whatever can happen will happen at the worst possible time. Then I got hit by a school but getting off the city bus... on my birthday. That was seven years ago and it seems right when i got "used" to it (the tbi) I start having seizures (this past January). In March I was diagnosed as epileptic and put on meds but we're still...
  • Miitzii

    tired of being wrong

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    It seem's like any time I'm open and explain one of my symptoms from my tbi to any of my friends n loved ones it's just an excuse etc... but if I point out the behavior in them it doesn't exist. My own husband (he met me after the brain injury) acts like he can't stand me claims he understand the whole someone else driving feeling but my apologies are never good enough and he never says sorry for...