Weight Loss After TBI?

Loss of taste or smell can cause a person to lose or gain weight post-TBI. Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King.

There are some people who lose weight without the smell and taste, and as a physician, it's always something I'm looking for if people are losing weight-- the consideration that they just may not have an interest in the food. And I've had to start people on appetite stimulants to encourage their weight gain and to encourage their appetite when they've lose their taste and smell.
Posted on BrainLine March 16, 2010.

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14 years ago I fell in the shower in the hospital, struggling with so much, my mum says every day is a different day, she says I don't know which Natalie which day, my concentration,fatigue,loose track of thought, when I talk I think I sound fine, and make sense but I slur and mumble and speak over people, I'm terrible writing anything but practical might work. How long do these symptoms last, every day is a struggle when I fell in the shower I came round and I was front flat with abrasions all up my left side, in front of me where shattered teeth and teeth hanging from my mouth, outcome was I had damaged 17 teeth,broken both TMJ joints, TBI, CERVICAL SPINE injury and lower back lumbar injury. I am scared of falling, I don't understand why I cant just go for a walk, or to try understand the term with everything I used to do, I cant any more, i feel like i am broken so i withdralled myself from life as i knew it. I hid a lot of what I was going through from family. I keep remembering past memories. I have no confidence, I have forgotten so much, I also have short term memory loss, I forget a conversation while talking I just forget while we are talking, when I fell none new about my brain injury until I went back to work, I was told to have more time off,after that i got in my car and just burst into tears cause i had no idea how to drive that's when everything became apparent my appartment looked like a bomb site, so disoriented, from 2008 to 2016, I had no support. I still have all the symptoms, only this year 2020, from 26 June 2006, I'm getting some support. Will biofeedback help. I'm tired, I depend on people. I miss been loved, No medical advice then can anyone please give me some positive ideas.
I'm open minded, but I have been on too many pharmacy pills for everything and anything, and I have tried over and over again to stop. I feel I have the most debilitating life, one fall, is there any one out there, please throw some ideas my way or how long will I suffer. I have not been in a relationship for 13 years it's a life time for some. I don't know when I'm over doing it,or I have forgotten how to eat correctly I don't trust myself to use the hob so I cant cook, cant hoover,cant shower, cant remember to do stuff, I forget all the time,
Thanks for reading this

I am replying because my heart goes out to you. I have a son who has symptoma for 4 years. You are loved.