don't give up jmsarge! Try to do little things that make you happy to push yourself just a little bit. From what I found out today and have heard and read before, it's very important that you not let psychological issues make you worse. It's amazing how many physical symptoms are actually psychological causes! My neurologist said today that any new or worsening problems in a concussion are usually psychological in nature. Not that that makes them any less troublesome but they can be and need to be treated differently. Maybe seeing a psychologist would help.
Sorry back to Alex V. If you get dizzy during exercise a sports physio therapist or vestibular therapist sounds like the way to go! You should notice improvement quickly with them too which is nice so you don't wonder if you're wasting your time and money. From what I heard today from my neurologist, rest at this late stage is probably not the answer and could make things worse by causing fatigue, depression, etc. I hope you find a good physio person that can help!
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!