I have recently been through quite a bit of trauma due to a concussion. It left me with nausea, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, brain fog, confusion, loss of some coordination, my eyes shake at random times, double vision, and forgetfulness.
I am on a wonderful pill that makes these symptoms slightly more dull but gives me one side effect: anxiety.
Plus, now I have to wear glasses due to needing a prisms prescription because my eyes don’t track together anymore.
Road to recovery
I went through a phase of self doubt after researching the long term affects of post concussion syndrome. But I have made the decision to prevail.
There will be 4 key aspects on my road to recovery
This can increase the neuroplasticity of your brain. If my brain learns new pathways, then it may become sharper the fog and other symptoms may be lifted.
Plus, it will help me through the side effect of my medicine.
They say you are what you eat and I’m going to focus on eating brain food. More greens, omega 3s, and getting all of my vitamins! Most importantly: B12, B6, vitamin D, magnesium, and calcium. Taking supplements is good, too! But, personally, I always see better affects from eating healthy food than just taking vitamins.
Plus, I am going to try ginger for my nausea and see if that helps.
This one is tricky because I am an adventurous person (which is how I hit my head to begin with) but I need to be careful while still being active and getting outside in the sunlight as well.
Physical exercise is beneficial for your brain. But so is exercise for your mind. I am going to try to implement both.
This is the biggest struggle for me currently and is what lead me to write this. There is not much on the web for recovery patients of my type. But for anyone else out there, you are not alone.
It is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes but I am going to document what I am going through and what works for me and what doesn’t.
Getting out of bed every day and doing the best you can for yourself is so important. Some days it is hard to get the energy to open my eyes but I know it will be worth it, so I am going to try anyway.