Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Symptoms: A Personal Journey

by | Aug 28, 2018 | Personal Growth and Development

Introduction: My Story as a TBI Survivor

Exploring “Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Symptoms” is more than a clinical exercise for me; it’s a personal journey. My name is Karen Menz, and as someone who has lived through a Traumatic Brain Injury, I aim to share my experiences and insights into how it affected my mind, body, soul, and spirit. As I continue to publish blog posts about my reactions and how I overcame tremendous odds, I look forward to engaging with you and hearing your feedback.

Karen Menz TBI survivor

The Unseen Struggles of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury, often unseen like a broken arm or a twisted ankle, can have profound effects. TBI ranges from mild to severe head injuries, causing symptoms like swelling, pressure, and pain in the brain. In my case, the pain was so intense it felt like it could drive one insane if fully conscious.

My Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Symptoms

As a TBI survivor, I experienced a range of symptoms, some of which are not widely recognized but were significant in my recovery journey. Here are the Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Symptoms I encountered:

Physical Symptoms:

    • Vomiting
    • Sensitivity to bright lights
    • Leaking cerebrospinal fluid from the ear or nose
    • Bleeding from the ear
    • Speech difficulties
    • Paralysis
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Numbness in various body parts, including hands

Additional Personal Symptoms:

  • Dizziness and lack of equilibrium
  • Severe headaches
  • Hypervigilance
  • Memory issues

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Symptoms

Conclusion: Sharing and Learning from Each Other

As a TBI survivor, understanding and sharing our symptoms can be a powerful tool in our healing journey. I invite you to share your experiences. Are you a traumatic brain injury survivor? What symptoms did you experience?

Karen Menz TBI survivor

Hello there, I´m Karen

Welcome to my special corner of the internet, a place where I share my unique insights on TBI recovery and healthy living. As a TBI recovery coach and a testament to the transformative power of wellness, I believe in offering simple yet powerful advice to help you on your journey to better health. My experience, backed by my certification and personal recovery story, fuels my desire to help you develop a personalized plan to achieve your health goals.



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