My heart goes out to you as you struggle and even more with WC.
Your fall on the black ice has likely added a whiplash component. Be sure to get an assessment of your neck and specifically your upper neck.
And yes, find a good WC attorney. But, be very careful to find an attorney with expertise with mTBI/concussion. Read up on the pitfalls of WC directed care at www.tbilaw.com
and the sister site www.subtlebraininjury.com
Attorney Gordon Johnson has some good advice to help you avoid getting examined by a biased examiner. The WC docs tend to be hired guns.
Even though they matter to your brain health, do not mention the high school concussions unless asked specifically and only if they were diagnosed by a doctor as concussions. Otherwise, they were just bumps to your head that you keep in your lifetime tally.
Have you tried to catalog possible triggers for your return of symptoms? This will be important knowledge to have as you progress. Remember that a return of symptoms can have a delay after the trigger.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
59 years old, retired due to disability, married 34 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate/short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual/auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and stopped paroxetine after 3 months of tapering. I currently take 100 mgs of 5-HTP AM, 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan at noon.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, docs put me on 3 meds. Clonazepam but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc presc. .25 mgs 2x daily but half a tablet is good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic that usually causes weight gain before bed. I lost over 30 pounds since mid July. It just stopped the weight loss. Took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.
This great feeling only lasted a month. Back to the same old PCS doldrums.
May 2014, I am off the olanzapine due to a 6 fold price increase. Back on 600 mgs of gabapentin before bed.
I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation
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