Sensory


DEAR PAT:

My mother fell 2 weeks ago and is still getting dizzy and has an upset stomach. Is this normal?

DEAR PAT:

I have a large bump on my head as a result of a car accident. I thought I was OK after the accident, but now I get a little dizzy and my vision is sometimes blurry. My head feels sensitive. Should I be concerned?

DEAR PAT:

Thanks for your column. I have had a traumatic closed head injury for 2 ½ years now. I have balance problems, am sensitive to sounds and lights, and have memory problems. I am on Imitrex and other drugs. Rehabilitation is done, but I still see a physician to talk. I still can’t manage pain although they said I have reached maximum medical improvement. I don’t believe them. Could they be right? I want to go back to being an accountant.

DEAR PAT:

I had a car wreck due to a seizure and I had a contra coup brain injury. Since I came home from the hospital I noticed that my smell and taste is not the way I remember them. I can't stand the smells of cooking food and other things. They smell and taste horrid! I have lost 40 pounds from 180 to 140. How long will this last and is it brain related?

DEAR PAT:

My husband fell 100+ feet in a plane crash in April 1999. He sustained a severe brain injury and is still struggling with attention and memory. Also, within the past three weeks he has recurring smells of cigarette smoke when no one is smoking. He is under the care of several doctors, but wonder if you have any info on the smoking smell. Thank you – his wife.

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