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Hi, Last year on the 14th June 2016 I fell down a public Staircase suffering a Subdural Haematoma and an Ischemic Bleed, Other injuries including hurting my neck, I remember a blow to my front temple and then an immediate blow to the back of the head. Since about two months after the accident I have been waking at night whilst dreaming with a raised heart rate, sweating and in a full on fight or flight mode panic attack. The medics have been pretty useless since the accident, no CBT, no real effort to medicate me at all. I went to a Chiropractor and he said it was a complex whiplash injury to my neck and to the nerves of my left shoulder. I have been sent to my CMHT mental health team as I had PTSD and suffered from anxiety for years, since I was 15 I am now 67. This could be a long story but is it Autonomic Storming, I now use an airline neck cushion when sleeping and it has helped considerably sleeping. It is now more than a year and 5 months since the accident and i am still waiting for an MRI scan of my neck. I kept telling the medics that I could alter the awareness of my own heartbeat by moving my neck into what really is uncomfortable positions.
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