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Oct 26, 2021
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.
May 10, 2021
When I first decided to go back to work.
Once I told people my story I couldn’t even get an interview
Then I managed to get a job in a hospital,
Coincidentally the hospital I was in for 50 days
I thought that would be great but little did I know
Hospital jobs unless your a physician or RN suuuuck
The pay is awful and the shifts are torture
They are so bad they attract the worst applicants
So here I Am considering jumping back into the job market again?