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My tbi occurred during a rear end collision 10 years ago. The back of my brain and right side were injured. I am legally blind because of it. I have excessive sleepiness all the time-diagnosed as Hypersomnia a year ago. I also found out I was misdiagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder at the time of the accident until anout a year ago. The correct primary diagnosis is Psuedobulbar affect with a comorbity of depression. I have been taking cymbalta, abilify, trintellix for those 10 years. Nothing helps. I take modafinil for the Hypersomnia. It barely helps. I take Neudexta for PBA. It helps. I would like to hold down a job again someday. And build a life again but cannot stay awake physically or mentally very long. I shut down completely or I cry profusely if I'm not taking meds As drs have attempted to wean me off throughout the years. Any advice for leveraging neuroplasticity again? Keeping awake, how to keep awake and what's causing the sleep to be in overdrive? What recommendations for "wake up" therapies, physicians that specialize and cognitive therapies to get my brain back. Have an MBA from pre-accident that I cannot use bc of my recall and shut down. please help.
I’ve had my brain injury for three years now. I have healed so much, but have battled depression and anxiety. Recently, my psychiatrist prescribed me Abilify. She said it will help the Paxil work. She also said I have Bipolar 2 symptoms.