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I have read a lot of information about anoxic brain injuries/damage & sympathetic storming. My son has been experiencing it for almost 8 weeks. It seems to be lessening, but it's hard to tell. Do you know anything about how long it will last?

By Anonymous October 17, 2017 - 6:55pm
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I have been told it will slow down and eventually stop but it has been horrible and really hard on my son. He is 27. He can't do any PT or other activities because of he storming and all the drugs he is on now help manage it so it isn't as severe as it was when it started. Thank you, Laurie

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Storming is indeed very traumatic to see. A patient can jerk, stiffen, breath rapidly and have similar other symptoms that are pretty awful.
They do go away eventually (the medications do help) but can last several weeks or months.

Rainbow Rehab have a great page on these storms - cut and paste here (you may have come across this already):
Also, please join on anoxic thread which is quite active. Here, families tell their stories, ask questions and get information. Storming is also spoken about:

We wish you and your son the best.

October 18, 2017 - 4:12am
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thank you. I did see the article from Rainbow Rehab & it was helpful. I guess I just want to hear that it will stop eventually. The thread you sent me is actually my own post on your website. Thank you for taking the time to respond. We will continue to do what we can for Donny during this time & pray it ends soon! ❤️

October 18, 2017 - 4:19am
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