Join Date: Dec 2012
I will keep myself up till 10 because if I go to sleep at 9pm I will wake up at 5am for some reason and then I am wore out by noon.
The level of paperwork and calls is intense!I AM DOING ALL THE WORK TO GET TO CORRECT MDs. I am my caregiver I have know one else(my parents are taking care of my daughter),so with that being said I do everything for myself!
When I say I try to keep busy I mean that I will do crafts,color,paint,read,clean,walk the dog etc to keep myself from getting total lackadaisical and to occupy my mind on positive things. I am a few months away from 2 years and since I got medication I have felt better then the last time I can remember. I have noticed a lot of cognitive changes for the better with the rest but I will wake up and am productively good for anywhere to 4-6hours with or without doing anything.
I take my vitamins,eat good,walk,rest and feel pretty good except this fatigue....Any suggestions on a vitamin I might try taking more of to get energy?
Originally Posted by Mark in Idaho
You said "I am not working or going to school all I do is go to MDs appointments,errands,paperwork,phone calls and just try to keep busy but I get this fatigue and be ready to go to bed by 9 but keep myself up till 10."
What level of intensity is there to your paperwork and phone calls ?
Why do you try to keep busy ?
If you are ready to go to sleep at 9 pm, why are you waiting until 10 pm ?
You might need to find less stressful activities to keep busy with. If the paperwork requires a lot of reading and comprehension, it can cause fatigue. My wife made me cancel the morning newspaper because reading it would exhaust me so I needed a 2 hour nap.
You might try to limit any task to 15 minutes with a 10 minute break before starting another task. Early in my recovery, I had a number of tasks that I switched between during the day. It will help if you try to recognize signs of fatigue.
For example, if you are reading, if you need to reread a line or sentence, you brain has likely hit a fatigue threshold. Any time you feel like you are getting the slightest bit glassy eyed, stop, take a break and move to something else. If you catch yourself staring at a page, the wall, or anything, it is another sign of fatigue.
If you need to work to find your words, take a break. Pushing through these points is not productive for recovery.
My best to you.
What Happened: In 2011 I was in a MVA
Symptoms: Physical: I am always cold in any season!!I cannot tolerate anything pressure on my head(sun glasses,hats)longer then a hour,Lock jaw/Displaced TMJ, Dropsey, Hands go numb, Arms go numb, back of head numb (when asleep),Muscle spasms in face & upper body,migraines, concentration headaches, dizziness, nausea, neck and back trauma (from accident), tinnitus, extreme light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, EXTREME fatigue, impaired vestibular system, balance off, Pupils NEVER equal, disrupted sleep cycles,speech problems.
Cognitive: Cognitive Behavior, Brain fog, impulsivity, speech problems, word finding problems, slowed processing speeds, impaired visual memory, impaired complex attention
Emotional: Unable to handle stress or overstimulation without getting extremely irritable or angry, easily overstimulated, MAJOR depression, major anxiety, Panic attacks
Treatment so far: Treatment for PCS,PTSD,Depression & panic,Vestibular therapy, Physical therapy, Vitamin Schedule,Walking,No Dairy, No eggs, No caffeine, No artificial coloring, Sleep with 2 pillows, Very little sugars consumed, Eat healthy,No alcohol, Medications, limit stress and overstimulation.
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