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Old 11-17-2018, 04:12 PM
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Post surgery and side effects


I've asked numerous different questions post surgery, so sorry for another!.

One side-effect that I don't realise is how I BLOW things up that have happened, and the EXTREME PARANOIA I now suffer.

I suppose people can argue that's common with a lot of people, but I feel at times it's driving me crazy.
I'm paranoid ALL THE TIME. Everyone's looking at me, What I said to someone, then I reflect what I said, I ponder over it, how I said it, what they'll think of the manner I said it, what it may possibly mean. ALL the different variants imaginable! etc etc etc...
It just carries on and on. I do sometimes realise I'm doing it, sometimes I can't help but be convinced it's reality. My wife does tell me I'm blowing things up a ridiculous amount out of proportion, but I just can't help it. Things constantly circulate through my head.
I cling onto something that happened, and can't stop thinking about it, then I can randomly move onto something else. My brain just doesn't switch off and rest. I sometimes ponder over something before going to sleep, then wake up in the morning with the same thing on my mind, like my brain hadn't turned off through the night. this paranoia is RIDICULOUS.
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I know it's due to the brain surgery, but maybe there are techniques a therapist could recommend to help distract you, and get off the paranoia train. Your neurologist might be able to recommend a neuropsych to see.
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I know for me after my surgery in 2011 i started overthinking things more where it used to get really bad. The overthinking got worse when the seizures returned after the surgery.

I ended up going to see a psychologist in 2015 for both stress and the overthinking. She gave me a lot of different techniques to help me with both my stress and overthinking which have helped.
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It's difficult to picture being given therapy for something like paranoia, but I NEED to see my Neurologist as soon as I can do see what's possible.
It's becoming unbearable!
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I still want to study up on the Broadmann areas after my own surgery to see what could be giving me my own messed up thinking issues. Hereís a link to the areas:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodmann_area

I figure it to be like the brain is a library with shelves for the books being the brain cells which are falling apart and need to be removed through surgery while more seizures give books different shelf placements.
As more seizures occur itís like more shelves get emptied, and shelves get damaged causing more postictal strain, meaning also that more books need to be permanently stored on other ďsimilar categoryĒ shelves.
In ways I feel like surgery has positive aspects, that there will be less damage because books get permanently shelved other places, but in ways itís worse than being inoperable because it means a large area of shelving gets permanently removed.

I dunno - itís hard to explain and I hope youíre getting what Iím saying - but I say definitely check the Broadmann area definitions because in one sense you might make sense of your surgery areas and their thought orientations - that they might really have to do with those areas! Peace!



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