Hi all, I'm fairly new to this site but would like any advice or thoughts on fatigue and managing 'boom and bust'. I had a road traffic accident over 5 months ago and have had post concussion syndrome since. I had 3 relapses in the first 2 months which all have the same pattern of chronic headaches that last for days, vomiting, light and noise intolerance etc. I had one about 3 months ago which lasted for 10 days before I had any relief from the headaches.
Since then I have been trying to manage my fatigue and thought I was improving and I was going to start a phased return to work. I increased the amount of daily activity a bit to try and build up some stamina and then the weekend before I had another relapse. It was exactly the same pattern and I have just had about 8 days of chronic headaches spending most of the time in bed in a dark room. Is this the sort of pattern others experience when they overdo it? Also any tips please to help on medication as I have tried everything in desperation.? None of the over the counter medicines work, I am taking Amitriptyline which helps a little at night and I tried Sumatriptan but the doctor wouldn't give anymore as he said they can cause rebound headaches.
I have got a neurologist appointment in 2 weeks time and headway have advised me to take a headache diary with me which I will do. These relapses are so tough that it makes me really wary of overdoing it now.
Any thoughts please? Many thanks.