Rage, rage and more rage…

I’ve had a bunch of people finding their way to this blog, looking for info on rage. Road rage. PTSD. Anger. All that.

It’s getting late, and I need to finish my taxes, but let’s consider for a moment how the ‘rage thing’ works with TBI.

The brain gets its wires crossed.

It doesn’t quite understand why it’s getting confused.

It revvs up and goes into overdrive, trying to get things sorted, but it keeps getting stopped.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is like, “Come on! Hurry up! What’s taking you so long?!”

And the adrenaline gets going.

And it goes and goes and goes, and the parts of the brain that can usually talk it down are impaired, so it never gets chilled out. And the ptsd kicks in. And the whole works gets churned up.

Rage, rage, and more rage…

And that’s not even talking about possible seizures.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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