A Concussion That Nearly Stole My Life

Will this concussion always cause problems for me? 15 years ago I got hit in the back of my head by a very icy and hard snowball. My reward was a concussion. A concussion that was never treated properly. The knowledge of concussions was not what it is today.

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A Concussion That Nearly Stole My Life

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For all of these 15 years, I have had regular (weekly or biweekly) episodes of vertigo or what’s now been categorized as a benign paroxysmal positional disorder which is pretty much still vertigo.

 

For me, when the symptoms hit I feel as if I am on a roller coaster that throws me from left to right and makes sudden jerking stops. It once caused me to hit a tree.

 

I always think of how it could have been so much worse as that tree was in the parking lot of a playground and that parking lot was filled with kids.

 

So now here we are all, of these years later. I’ve continued to have several quick episodes each and every month of each and every year … until 6 months ago when it all changed.

 

A few small events that you barely would have noticed threw me into a tailspin…

 

Since January of this year…

 

First, it was daily headaches then ear congestion as if I was in the worst flight of my life … Then nausea… then it got bad.

 

The roller coaster ride was scarier than ever.

 

Every day, all day … I was on the worst roller coaster ride of my life.

 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week I would be thrown left to right, slammed forward and backward.

 

I stopped driving, there was little exercise and eventually none…

 

eating became problematic…I always wanted to throw up… crackers and carbs became a staple.

 

My head hurt.. my ears were ringing and sleep suffered horribly.

 

I had trouble walking up the stairs, standing without swaying and staying upright.

 

The wild roller coaster ride never stopped… to try and sleep was its own nightmare.

 

I could not close my eyes … when I did all the symptoms got worse… night after night I would lay in bed for hours hoping that sleep would come. When it did, night terrors were the norm.

 

I dreamt that I was falling, I dreamt that I was screaming for help, and I dreamt that no one could hear me.

 

The truth was that no one was listening.

 

Overall, my allopathic medical team was a complete and utter disappointment…

 

they had no answers, were dismissive of my insight and shuffled me off from doctor to doctor…. hearing tests, scopes up this and down that, blood test, cat scan, blood test, MRI, blood test… a litany of tests … all while my quality of life suffered.

 

I was told that I needed a sleep test. I told them that my night terrors were not indicative of something wrong with me. It was indicative of something wrong with them.

 

It was all just terribly sad.

 

I could not drive, I could not sleep.., I could not even bend down to tie my shoe…

 

The only solution was for me to become my own health advocate.

 

I started hitting everything I could think of.. heavy metal detox, liver cleanse, colon cleanse, kidney cleanse.., I had the cleanest organs on the planet.

 

I diffused essential oils, reviewed all of my vitamins and supplements and made certain that my home and personal products were of great quality.

 

Finally, after two full months of searching for help, I was approved for physical therapy.

 

Each week, for three months, I’ve gone 2 or 3 times in addition to doing therapy at home. It has been hard but my therapist has been wonderful. It is amazing what they can do to help you gain your life back.

 

However, after all of these sessions, there was still not 100% improvement to be found.

 

My brain still needed to be fixed.

 

Significant inflammation, headaches and ear pain all day, every day.

 

I wonder how my brain can repair if sleep still alludes me???

 

Two or 3 hours a night for nearly 5 months just does not work…

 

Daily headaches for nearly 5 months just does not work…

 

Extremities that do not communicate to my brain and a brain that does not communicate with my extremities just does not work…

 

Finally, I turn to a product that has been of tremendous help to pretty much everyone I have recommended it to and that I sell … CBD oil.

 

Why did I not take it sooner?

 

Has my brain been so bad that I have literally not been able to even think of this solution that has been staring at me each and every day?

 

Day 1… I take 5 drops of my CBD Oil in the morning and then again 5 drops at night…

 

For the first time in what seems like forever I sleep peacefully for 6 glorious hours. I am so excited that after just 10 drops of CBD Oil I am seeing such results. Click To Tweet

 

I take my CBD oil again the next morning and the next evening. SLEEP CAME OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!

 

It is amazing. However, that is an incredible understatement.

 

After just three days of taking CBD Oil, I realize that my headaches have gotten much better. Click To Tweet

 

In just 5 days, I realize that my inflammation has decreased dramatically.

 

After three weeks, my episodes have nearly disappeared, I no longer have headaches, my ears are no longer ringing and I am able to walk and stand without falling.

 

After 5 weeks of taking CBD Oil, my physical therapist re-evaluates me and declares me healed!!!

 

Physical Therapy and CBD Oil changed my life. I am incredibly grateful. Click To Tweet
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Elise Ho
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Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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29 thoughts on “A Concussion That Nearly Stole My Life”

  1. Thank you for sharing this journey!! Wow!! I have been blessed with great health my life and have never experienced a concussion, and hope that’s innever will. The CBD Oil sounds amazing and a miracle. I am delighted to hear that you are receiving restful sleep and abiutbthe solution that have you your life back.

  2. At age 16, I was hit in the head by a line drive baseball in gym class. It knocked me out and I was never told to see anyone or do anything. Two days later, I was sent to the school nurse b/c my teacher said I was green. I had a concussion. She said to rest but sleep sitting up for a few days. That was it.
    Fast forward to this year, and I started getting BP like you! Laying down was awful. Fortunately,’my ear doctor did some tests, confirmed the diagnosis ( which I researched myself) and gave me exercises. Miraculously, the BP went away after 3 days of exercises.
    But I still feel like my ear is a bit stuffed. And my eyes shake a bit when I’m reading. And I’m wearing wristbands on long road trips. How much CBD oil are you taking to get rid of your symptoms? Hoping it will help me.

    1. Thea let’s talk. Once I got the situation under control I went down to 10 drops of 750 2 times per day.

  3. I’m so sorry you’ve had such a horrific experience. I can only imagine how hard that must have been for you. All from an innocuous (although icy) snowball. Amazing though that you’ve found the cure and it’s natural. I only ever hear good things about CBD.

  4. I hear you! I was in a car accident 10 years ago and suffered concussion myself, it was not pretty and still today I have issues with my neck. Thank you for being brave and sharing this story with me.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the concussion; I thankfully have never experienced vertigo (and don’t want to!), but I’m glad that you have found healing with CBD. I take CBD for my Celiac Disease; it has given me my life back. While I’m super careful with my diet, tiny cross-contamination crumbs can debilitate me. Imagine having to clean out the toaster or always use a separate jar of peanut butter…or get really sick. Dining out can be a nightmare. But the CBD helps with the pain, nausea, horrible bloating, vomiting…everything. I’m so glad I found it just like you did. It’s a wonderful thing! ~ Johanna

    1. I am so pleased that you have the help that you need. And hopefully lots of good recipes for delicious home cooking too.

  6. Jo - Pickle & Poppet

    Wow, sounds like you’ve been suffering for so long. Glad you found a solution #TriumphantTales

  7. Last year I found CBD was an epiphany for my chronic occipital neauralgia… Life changer, game changer, I see why people up and move to get it! I am so happy to hear about yoru positive story. My Mrs., she has horrible vertogo and I am going to share this with her now. Keep feeling well! A bei gezunt! #triumphanttales xo

  8. I had no idea concussion could do so much long-term damage. So sorry to hear how its affected you. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales!

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.