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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys, first off, i'd like to say two things. (1) I'm not some emo idiot, I have real problems and real worries here. (2) I realise this is a gaming forum, but I've been to doctors and they can't give me answers, so I figured why not ask on a board which has hundreds of people viewing, most of which are intellegent people - that may have experienced the same thing somewhere along the track. Alrighty, i'll keep this as brief as possible so no one gets bored. April 2005 (A year ago) I got a bad concussion during a paintball game when I got shot in the head. About a week later I started experiencing some fairly traumatic symptoms such as headaches, sensitivity to light, poor vision and concentration, anxiety and depression, dizzyness and a lot lot more. It's a year down the track now, and while most of the physical symptoms have gone (Bar sensitivity to light and blurred vision) I seem to have a lot of mental symptoms which are much worse. I don't know if they have anything to do with the paintball accident or if they are a defect of worry about the concussion - I just dont know. These "Mental symptoms" include... *Bad concentration *Poor memory/forgetful *Worry/anxiety *Depression (Maybe) *Clouded thought process or clouded thinking *Mood swings *Thinking about death a bit or thinking about what will happen after I die. *Time seems to be going really fast *Things sometimes feel... "Unreal" *I get fidgity sometimes *I don't really think about much anymore except for my health problems, which is very drilling and worrying *I don't really feel like doing much *I get nervous a lot which is unusual for me *I can't be bothered socialising anymore. *I'm very unmotivated and feel lazy. I I do need to do something it feels like a burden or it's hard to do. *I kind of feel locked in my own head or something. Hard to explain. There's a lot more symptoms but these are the main ones. The reason i'm posting is because i'm really tired of it all and just want to return to normal. I feel that i'm never going to get better - I would just like some direction or some possible ideas as to why i'm feeling like this? Could it be stress? Post traumatic stress? Depression? I don't get it, I just need some help. Sorry if I sound like an idiot, but I have been through the whole doctor thing many times and they don't really know whats going on. I have had head scans which came up clear. TO give you guys some more background info, here's a bit of my daily life. I work a part time job. I spend a lot of time on the computer (4 or 5 hours a day) I smoke (Although I gave up three days ago) I have a VERY irregular sleep/wake cycle (EG I'll go to bed one night at 4am, get up at 12pm, another night I may go to bed at 2am and get up at 11am) I have better days, and I have bad days. But just remember I have been like this for a year now, and showing no signs of improvement. Ideas guys? -Aurora.




Yannick

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#2 12 years ago

Sounds like a midlife crisis, to be completely truthful.

Seen a psychiatrist(sp?) yet?




Cap'n Rommel

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#3 12 years ago

Take a break on the computer




Aurora-[NZ]

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#4 12 years ago
BlіtzkrіegSounds like a midlife crisis, to be completely truthful. Seen a psychiatrist(sp?) yet?

I'm 19 though. I thought mid life crisis' happened at age 40+? No I havn't yet. Think I should?




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#5 12 years ago

Yep you Should




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#6 12 years ago

Gives me second thoughts on paintball :S




Flodgy

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#7 12 years ago

Paintball and shots to the head do not mix. I learnt that myself a few weeks ago. Id spend less time on the computer, and try and develop a routine sleep pattern. Do your best to give up smoking, and visit some friends once or so a week. Do it all gradually and its amazing how quickly things can become alot better. Because if you dont get your life in check now, it'll affect you later on. Good luck mate, hope you get better.

EDIT: Reading your post again, it seems your lacking alot of motivation really. Give up your smoking, and go out to a club. Meet someone new!




Aurora-[NZ]

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#8 12 years ago
F|odgyPaintball and shots to the head do not mix. I learnt that myself a few weeks ago. Id spend less time on the computer, and try and develop a routine sleep pattern. Do your best to give up smoking, and visit some friends once or so a week. Do it all gradually and its amazing how quickly things can become alot better. Because if you dont get your life in check now, it'll affect you later on. Good luck mate, hope you get better. EDIT: Reading your post again, it seems your lacking alot of motivation really. Give up your smoking, and go out to a club. Meet someone new!

Hey man, thanks for the advice. Yeah smoking I heard drains energy levels and everything. Do you think that it could be not having a regular sleep pattern causing all these things? It's hard for me to go out because i'm a barman. When you put all your energy into people socialising, you can't be bothered going out and doing it yourself later on :uhm:




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#9 12 years ago

I'd say getting a solid sleep routine would indeed be important. Try to get atleast 8 hours of sleep a night, and at regular times. Try and cut down on computer time, and quit smoking, as both these drain energy and motivation.




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#10 12 years ago

Amazing how many of you say to cut smoking because it drains energy, but when I smoke I enjoy it. Makes me relaxt. As for the advice, you can try both (stop smoking for a week and then see how it goes)