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54-yo male, head fracture at age 4, with boulder, half the size of a loaf of bread, dropped from 15-ft above me. X-rays done, return visit to remove stitches. Then: I feel I have sensory processing disorder, or some neurological issues. Only saw a neurologist for the first time a few days ago. Before I said much at all, doctor blurted out: "It's not neurological - it's your PTSD." No questions asked of me at all. The PTSD, which I have, stems from molestation less than a year after the head trauma. The doc obviously read this on my e-record that I see a psychiatrist bi-weekly for a year now. That's when I disclosed the molestation to my wife of 33 yrs. Why SPD? Hyper-vigilant nerves, head to toe. Slept 3-5 hrs max till age 19, feeling "itchy" head to toe for hrs. Very sensitive to noise, fabrics, pain -FOURTEEN Novocain shots for ONE cavity, but the pain was STILL excruciating, work out a lot, but STILL cryingly sort in same muscles daily. Pls pardon the meandering here. Thank you.


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replied May 6th, 2014
Brain and Head Injuries Answer A47103
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, the symptoms may be due to PTSD related both to the head trauma and to the molestation you faced. However, before we jump to this conclusion, it is important to rule out conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, thyroid issues, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, low folic acid and dry skin.

If all these are ruled out then get a complete psychiatric re-evaluation done to assess whether he symptoms are the physical manifestations of PTSD. Also, you may need sleep studies as well. Please re-consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!


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