My name is Yenni and I've been looking around on healthunlocked for a few weeks with a bit of shyness to say hello. I'm doing it today at work because it's half term and the library is so nice and quiet.
I had a TBI (I'm using abbreviations for the first time! heh) last year. This Sunday is my bump-aversary. One year ago I was hit by a car when cycling home in the wee hours. Two day coma, month long hospital stay, back at work the start of this year, still seeing my occupational therapist, still feeling its effects everyday.
My question today is all about mood swings. My moods go so so up and so so so down. Right now I'm up and the sun is out and life feels alright.
I say all of this with massive hesitation because I've been going through the same cycle for months. Good and great for a few weeks and one day I come crashing down. Feeling like everything is the worst its been, feeling misunderstood, not knowing what I need, unable to find out what I want because of lack in energy/no motivation/no time, unable to remember anything to help myself, feeling the psychological and cognitive woes so heavily.
While I'm in my current up, I'm hoping to compile a self-help folder with some help from friends. For the first time I have dread and hesitance about everything as I know what's coming. It drastically affects my relationships with people, my day-to-day schedules and routines, my tolerance and hope.
Is this something that anybody can relate to? What kinds of things do you do to help yourself?
Self-help, cbt, communication. siiiigh.