TBI can seriously mess you up in the head. That’s a given.
But it can also seriously mess with your physiology.
In fact, out of all the problems I’ve had over the years, the physical issues I’ve had have far outweighed the cognitive ones – if anything, they contributed to my cognitive and behavioral issues.
- Fatigue – bone-crushing, spirit-sapping exhaustion;
- Problems keeping my balance, which messed with my moods.
- Heart rate increase – or decrease, as well as blood pressure changes.
- Light and noise sensitivity.
- Body aches
- Sensitivity to touch, which really messed with my head, as well. Imagine never being able to have human contact… it’s not much fun.
- Constant adrenaline rush that wired me out, something fierce.
When your brain gets injured, it can affect your whole body. Because as we know, the brain is mission control for the rest of the works below the neck.