The Brain — Probably the Most Ignored Part of the Human Body

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    1. Elmer B Fuddled

      Elmer B Fuddled Member Hall of Fame

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      Probably the most ignored part of the human body. We go through daily movements and we never stop to think it is the brain sending signals to move your legs, your hands, your speech, and your life in general.

      Now if you consider that delicate instrument is located inside a protective wall, your skull. But what happens if you fall and land on your head, what type of trauma did you just receive, mild or greater?

      Let me give you an idea.

      One morning early in the winter the weather had warmed causing a mild thaw, then froze hard during the night causing an icy condition. I had to take the trash out to the bin, I can remember putting the trash in, turning to go back when my feet went out from under me, landing on the back of my head hitting that spot at the lower part of the skull. I don't know how long I laid there unconscious. But when I came to, my backside was soaked from water. I got up went inside and an hour later felt a sort of nausea come over me. I sat down on the sofa and that was the last I remember. When I woke and realized the house was very cold, I then realized I missed Christmas day. I had passed out for over 24 hours or more. A part of my life I cannot recall.
      From a blow to the back of my head.

      Now at this point I'm going to stop here. I will continue this and hopefully show how this is in relation to other things.

      To be continued.
      Elmer
       
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    2. MBH

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      I'm all in on this topic, due to I believe it's similar to me. I hope to hear more.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      You will. I just need a day or 2 to put this together.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      To continue:

      The cerebellum which is located at the base of the brain its job is to control balance and complex movements. I'm not sure if that means your feet going out from under you. But that sudden movement must throw that balance signal off, because once you slip you slip, period. The complexity of our brain is astonishing science for all it's worth hasn't or will ever decipher the brain completely.

      So that small part of the brain, also known as the little brain is very susceptible to damage due to its location and bone structure around it. Reach back there and feel it, then feel the top of your head, quite a difference.

      Years back after losing my feet from under me and losing a day of life, I've wondered at what or any internal damage was done. The brain cannot heal or repair itself.

      Now a bit forward, to another day. About 6 years back now I think it was, as memory doesn't work that well. Anyway, one cold frozen morning the wife and I decided to take a walk into the mountains an hour walk. After bundling up we headed out. And as we passed in front of a local pub, unbeknownst to me, I stepped on a hidden patch of solid ice. Yes again I went down landing once more on that part of the skull. The world went black for 10 seconds or so. When I realized I was on my back I couldn't get control to stand. The wife helped me up we walked back home, and she forced a shot of Brandy down me. I wanted lye down but her thought was NO. So I stayed awake with a unbearable headache, which after 2 days I had to see my doctor. He only prescribed a pain relief.

      Now I shall stop here again.

      To be continued.
       
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    5. MBH

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      I'm right there with you.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      So now after that fall 2 or3 months later while in bed, in that period where we are not full asleep something very strange happened. The opposite sides of the brain come into conflict and for some people they have a hard time falling asleep. One side is arguing to sleep, the other side is arguing to stay awake in that moment it's like the neurons short circuit.

      What happened at that time was scary as all get out. Almost into that deep sleep a loud bang went off causing me to jump up. Thinking someone just fired a gun in the bedroom. But no, it was, later after researching this strange happening I found out that what was happening was a thing called EHS. This is benign thing which as I explained is a conflict between the 2 sides of the brain. Unfortunately it lasted for about 5 months, but, it got less loud. No one seems to have an answer as to why this happens, it could be not enough sleep, or to deep of sleep who knows. It is a strange thing to take on. It caused anxiety for a while, and hard to explain it to the wife, let alone a general practitioner. So I lived with it until it finally went away. Which is reported it will do that, but no given time as how long it goes on. Now for the next thing going on in the brain. Supposedly EHS is benign. I guess I should say what that stands for, Exploding Head Syndrome. That's scary in itself. But as I said benign I beg to differ.

      As time went on another strange thing came about and it still goes on today. I firmly believe that the falls I took did something non repairable. As it happens that when I do go to bed, and again in that period before drifting into sleep, I can be thinking of things I need to do, or, of people whom I have had visited and talked things over, or hell just anything that the mind is going through whether it be today or years back. Lying there a strange like itch may come to my face, as soon as I reach up to rub that spot, everything is gone. I mean anything and everything I was thinking prior to that itch is completely gone. I cannot remember that certain point to save my life. You could try to beat it out of me and I still can't tell what was I thinking.

      I attribute it all to falling and landing on that part known as the little brain.

      Now if anyone has thoughts or any explanation feel free to post it.

      Thanks for reading this,
      Elmer is Bfuddled
       
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      I've completed this.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      Although I've explained the experience of this none of it leads to tinnitus. I acquired tinnitus through ETD.
       
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    9. MBH

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      It all started for me when I fell skiing. I hit the back of my head hard. I did wear a helmet. It was a very hard hit. I was careful with it for days. Now that was in January, I thought it would be OK. In April I had a botched root canal to a wisdom tooth. I'm still wearing the temporary cap, luckily the pain went away. Stress with family, stress with friends, stress with work... all unbearable. June became the worst month of my life. 28 June at work I started to hear a sound in my ear. It was tinnitus which I thought would go away but than I learned it is not curable. I could not believe it for a long time.

      Now months later, like you, when sleeping, I heard a boom in my head which woke me up. I was beyond freaked out. I looked it up and read exploding head syndrome.

      I do think these series of events all played into it and starting with a hit to the back of the head. I do think it is all about the brain. You describe this situation better than me.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      I'm glad I brought this out, and hope it explains the trauma the brain absorbed from the falls. We don't understand what happens but soon we feel the side effects from it.

      Stay strong.
       
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    11. Shizune
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      I feel like an absolute maniac posting here. I'm sorry if I sound wacky but I hope you'll hear me out. I have explained some of this in my intro post as well.

      As it says on my profile, my ear problems started from chemical inhalation. I have no doubt my brain is compromised somehow as well, though it wasn't believed by doctors. No MRI for me.

      After my PCP refused to prescribe me medicine to help me sleep (I was regularly awake for 24 hrs at a time), I took a concoction of pills out of desperation and fell in the shower. I don't remember if I hit my head directly or if I caught my fall. My hyperacusis became more prominent a day after that.

      Back in September I had a very stupid incident where I, trapped in my tiny, stuffy, sound proofed nest, had 2 paraffin wax candles going at once for 7+ hours. I was so busy working I lost track of time. I felt light headed and could barely walk. I got out of there as soon as I realized what was up and tried to sleep elsewhere. I didn't last long until BOOM. Metallic bang, on top of two horrible tinnitus sounds, one of which hasn't gone away. I don't experience EHS chronically but I had never experienced it prior to that incident. I get it a few times a month or so.

      So. Not entirely the same situations. But the brain is so fragile. I'm too scared to take my chances with any other chemicals.

      I am not a sports fan but I can't help but feel bad for those players constantly knocking their brains around.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      Hi @Shizune. Welcome to the club. It's to sad to hear of that experience, but it's good to know we're all in this together. Only if people would realize the effects of falling and hitting the head hard and the after.
       
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      Elmer B Fuddled

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      Now just a note on hearing.

      Run on down to your tech shop purchase 600 dollar set of high tech headphones, so you can hear that high quality of music because 600 dollars just told you that you spent your money well.

      I'm going to burst the bubble. Those 2 flappy things on the sides of your head those ears. Well they are designed to hear the higher quality than those 600 ones. Our ears are the highest quality of clear sound there is. We ruin our hearing by high volume, or traumatic events. Or by infection.
       
    14. Daniel Lion
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      Hi @Elmer B Fuddled,

      Thanks for sharing... life is hard.

      You're a fantastic writer, I have said that before, and will say it again. Your wisdom, humility, calmness, and kindness emanates from your writing.

      Wishing you and the family the best and look forward to seeing you around the Forum.

      Peace out Elmer B Fuddled,
      Daniel
       
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