acute phase ending or recovering?
I tried doing a search on this but didn't come up with much specific....
There's a lot of reference to being in the acute phase of PCS and my neuro psychologist has told me we won't do any cognitive testing or treatment until I'm out of the acute phase. Anyone know what the acute phase is?
My understanding is that she wants the headaches to be better and the dizziness and blurred vision. She says they will affect/skew the test results. I guess I understand this.
My question though is that when those things are gone or going doesn't it just mean that I'm recovering/recovered? I'm sure I'm just missing something here.
I'm at about 6 1/2 months now and can finally say that I'm seeing improvement. Am I almost out of the acute phase and if so should I bother having these $2000 tests if I'm getting better?
Because there is no insurance company involved in my case I'm responsible for all my costs and I just don't have it. If it will help me identify areas that need help so I can get back to work then it might be worth it but if I just need more recovery time then maybe I should just wait it out?
As always your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
I'm a 39 year old, female, accountant. On July 2, 2012 I crashed my bike at the end of a 65KM road ride. I was fine that day but woke up the next morning to my current world.
Ongoing symptoms include: dizziness, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivities, cognitive problems, uncontrollable emotions/depression/anxiety, headaches (but they're getting better), mental and physical fatigue, difficulty communicating and sleep disturbances.
Currently seeing a fabulous Neuro Psychologist and vestibular physiotherapist and hoping to soon see a neuro ophthalmologist. I am currently doing 20 minute stationary bike rides daily, 20 minutes of meditating, 15 minutes of Lumosity and lots of resting. I have not been able to work or drive since the accident.
The things that have helped me the most since the accident are vestibular therapy, gel eye drops (for blurred vision, sensitivity and dryness), amitriptyline (10mg), and meditating. I am finally starting to see some slight improvements and am hopeful!
My brain WANTS to heal itself... I just have to let it and stop trying to get better!