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irishhighviking204 karma

I suffered retrograde and anterograde amnesia (losing ~9 months total) following a tbi a few years ago but I can process new memories fine. My first question is, do you get headaches and how do you cope? I'm on Topiramate.

Second, how is your social life? I'm unable to maintain relationships beyond my wife and kids who are stuck with me. No confidence since I don't trust my memory still and I don't know what I did or didn't do during the time I don't recall. Ty for this AMA.

irishhighviking57 karma

Has your tbi affected your relationships? Do you relate to the tale of Phineas Gage or have you remained the same person?

Do you attend a Brain Injury support group? If not, you should put it on your list. Check your local hospital. Mine has been very helpful for understanding "new normal".

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George Bernard Shaw said, "Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it". Has this mess rattled your sense of national pride? You've been through the ringer.

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Any desire to have kids? I can't tell from your lead in if your condition is genetic.

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Brain Injury survivor here. Do you attend a BI support group? We have some seizure/stroke victims in ours. Also, familiar with Phineas Gage? Apply?