Brightway Logo
Answers & Community for Brain Injury
Ask a QuestionAsk Question

Browse Questions

Viewing all questions

4 questions

EvansSurvivor

Oct 26

Excessive sleepiness

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. 


evansalmighty229@yahoo.com

cognitive therapydepressioneye movement desensitization and reprocessingfloatation therapygeneral therapyneuroplasticityneuropsychological evaluationneuropsychologistsoccupational therapistsoccupational therapyrecreational therapistssex & relationshipssleepsleep studysupport groupsvision therapistsvision therapyneuroophtalmologyjob applicationsneuro-optometristsSPECT scanclinical psychologistsspeech-language pathologistspulsed electromagnetic fieldspsychiatristsprimary care providersphysical therapyphysical therapists

0 answers

carolin5968Survivor

May 19

Has anyone received a mental health diagnosis after BI? Is this common?

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.

0 answers

yami_sSurvivor

May 6

Does anyone understand how hard it is to get up in the morning and do anything when all I want to do is sleep and cry?

I’m tired of putting on an act for everyone else when I feel so bad/crappy inside! It’s exhausting for sure!

I don’t know how much longer I can do this!! If anyone has any ideas or advice, please let me know, thank you.

0 answers

Apr 25

I'm I the only one with suicidal ideations everyday?

0 answers

View Questions by Topic

4 questions

-

Viewing All Questions