I have finally got a neurologist appointment... in August. Apparently my head injury wasn't considered major enough to be seen any sooner. Looks like I'm going to be attempting to manage my symptoms for a while until I either see him then or blag myself a cancellation.
So... this in mind, I've been doing a bit of reading of late. This has mostly been since a trip to see a lovely doctor 2 weeks ago who set me on the path to (I hope) recovery.
The last two weeks have been quite up and down but, thankfully, mostly up. I appear to be mostly over the evil virus of doom. I'm currently mostly having to deal with the residual fatigue, general weakness and occasional dizziness, some of which is probably also related to my bump on the head and suspected whiplash.
I was prescribed naproxen two weeks ago for my neck and back pain, and am now down to just taking 1 a day. I was also told that I should start bouldering again (only indoor with the safety of crash mats) and have started pilates. Both seem to be helping. In fact, going bouldering on Monday had an amazing effect in that I've had a brilliant week. Perhaps my new doctor's theory of being an adrenaline junkie and it being good for healing is true... but I digress.
My reading this week has been around how diet and nutrition can help with post concussion recovery. I've taken B-complex vitamins for a good number of years now after about of unexplainable tiredness. It has seemed to have an effect. Well, put it this way - I ran out so wasn't taking it for a couple of days and I noticed a difference. It was also suggested that I upped my intake of protein so a bag of beans and lentils got thrown in the shopping basket last week and have since been added to everything. Both of these things appear to have had some positive effects over the last 2 weeks. That set me wondering if there were any other things that could help post concussion.
My first point of research was omega-3. I've known for a while (from my personal life and professionally) that they can be of benefit to children with autism, ADHD and other such difficulties. I've also previously read that it can help people with dementia. A quick look on "Dr Google" suggested that it was worth a try. There were quite a range of articles and pages that came up when I searched "vitamins and minerals that help post concussion".
I wondered if anyone else has tried similar and what effects, benefits or otherwise it had.