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<p>hi  i  had a accident in january while my   family and i  were on vacation i fell backwoods off one of  those  hotel room fold out beds after  getting ready for bed (this  WAS AT 1AM ) i put my foot on it to balence myself( im disabled with cp) anwyay i fell backwoods into  the side of  a glass table  and split my head open  i was taken to  hospital via ambulence  my mum came with me i split it open  4CM   ( a inch) and i had  6 staples in my  head</p>
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<p>my head is fine  now however i have had such severe anxiety since the acident i have had dignosed  anxiety and  clincal depression for years   . i have been been on medication for both  for  fora long time however my dr switched me to xanax   fror m  anxiety which works really well what im asking is do you think it was the accident  that has increased my anxiety? when the paramedics  got there iwas bleeding really badly and also  went intoa severe panic attack so it was all very traumatising for me and yeah i know i should be over it now but im not i feel really silly posting about this but no one in RL  understands how  much that night scared  me i sometimes wonder if i have PTSD  in some ways?</p>
 

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I think you could absolutely have PTSD. My dd also has diagnosed anxiety and after a bike accident last year it got worse. It goes in waves now but if she is in a situation where there is a loss of control her anxiety is dedinitely worse than it was pre accident.
 

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<p>im so glad  you understand its so hard when people think i should be over it by now my head is fine now but that doesnt mean im over  what happned</p>
 

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<p>You could also have the after effects of a traumatic brain injury. Did you get any other for traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Even mild concussions can have an impact on how your brain functions for a while.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LynnS6</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278735/increased-severe-anxiety-since-hitting-my-head-in-january#post_16038521"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>You could also have the after effects of a traumatic brain injury. Did you get any other for traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Even mild concussions can have an impact on how your brain functions for a while.</p>
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<br><br><p>they didnt  do any scans  on my head because due to the head injury  they couldnt sedate me and because of my anxiety  i would have needed  to be sedated so basically i was monioterd in the ER   all night  until 4am when  they stapled up my head  the area my head hit was like the  from top of my head to just near my ear if you get what i mean  this all sounds so silly it  was 10 months ago  but i guess it still troubles me what  worried me more and  still does is because i fell backwoods i might have futher damaged my sine where my  scoliosis is i havea really  complicated medical history luckly my  gp is   good</p>
 

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<p>Morning!</p>
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<p>I have had anxiety for years and it gets worse after traumatic events, so I imagine that a fall could affect your "normal" level of anxiety, making it worse. I don't think it is the actual injury but the fact that you might be replaying the injury in your head. Remembering to breathe and stay centered have helped me, as well as a calcium/magnesium suppliment and rescue remedy when needed. I also have done some therapy, which has helped me in the past. Hope you are feeling better! Anxiety is no fun!</p>
 

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<p>this is actually fairly common.  There are a few good options with homeopathic medicine that do a great job, actually.  IF you're open to that it might be an excellent, inexpensive fix.</p>
 
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