I know this will sound bizarre, but it's completely true, and i'm wondering if this (or something similar) has happened to anyone else.
When I was 13, (I'm 59 now) I slipped and fell while standing in a creek. I came down hard, and hit my head on the rocks. At the moment of impact, I had a sensation in my head that I can only describe as a whirlpool in my head.I could feel fluid push up into my head., like a volcano spewing out lava.I remember being woozy and crawling out of the creek. Although the whirlpool sensation only lasted a second or two, fluid continued filling my head. My life was turned upside down at that point. The feeling of fluid in my head only became more severe as time went on. It was absolutely torturous, and I never told anyone because i was just a kid, and didn't know how to articulate what I was feeling, and I certainly didn't understand what happened to me (I still don't really know what happened). I would feel this constant tightness and pressure inside my head, like i was wearing a bathing cap under my skull. The effects of the accident stayed with me for about a year, when I could finally feel the fluid start to dissipate, and my life slowly got back to normal. ( I'm guessing I had a severe concussion, but I really don't know)
As the years passed, I began having episodes of PTSD, where i would relive the accident in my mind, causing extreme panic and anxiety., and i would feel the symptoms all over again. Rather than discuss it with a professional, i ran from it. I kept it hidden all these years, and only recently opened up to a therapist about it, and am receiving long, overdue help.
So that's my story. i'm wondering if any of you had a similar experience, perhaps a traumatic injury that you were afraid to discuss. Thanks for reading!