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I have a TB! Frontal and cerebellum. Auto accident with a

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I have a TB! Frontal and cerebellum. Auto accident with a moose. I also have medication,environmental and food allergies. If I have an anaphylactic episode in the er (which I truly hate) and am given epi-epinephrine twice,it has to twice, exactly 6 days later, I cannot balance enough to walk. It takes 4-6 months to get back to base, mainly by challenging the brain. From what I seen, it's as if right and left brain don't want to work together. Have you ever heard of this? How, besides avoidance of allergens, can I fight this, or keep it from happening, if possible?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry about your traumatic brain injury.

trauma to your frontal and cerebellum on the brain can cause your symptoms of difficulty walking and difficulty with balance.

it would not cause your medication and environmental and food allergies.

you may need to see an allergy and immunology doctor for allergy testing.

and you should carry around an epi pen.

yes, there are conditions where the corpus callosum which helps the left and right brain communicate is damaged,. you can ask your doctor if this is the situation for you.

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I do know that my allergies have nothing to do with this problem. And yes I carry an epi pen. My question is specifically concerning epinephrine causing the balance/coordination loss. If I am given just one dose, due to anaphylaxis, I have no future problems. If I am given two doses-not at the same time- loss of balance etc. happens. It starts with slurred speech, then spreads loss of balance within minutes.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I would love to lie chat, but I can't afford it right now
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I see

higher doses of epinephrine can cause fast heart beat and irregular heart beating and can cause small bleeding in the cerebellum of the brain.

given your prior brain trauma, the epi could be causing these symptoms

you might have to tell your doctors you can't get two epi shots in the future close together.

they could give you a steroid injection as well with an epi to fight bad allergic reactions instead of two epi shots.