Hi all, I'm new to all this! I firstly wanted to say how strong so many of you on here are! I'm struggling after just 2 months with post concussion syndrome, which I know is nothing compared to some of the major issues discussed on here. But I'm hoping someone can help, so here goes!
I have recently been diagnosed with PCS following a car accident 2 months ago. I was diagnosed with whiplash and concussion 5 days after the accident (when my symptoms started). I was referred to an osteopath and put on naproxen and codeine to help with my headaches and neck pain. The naproxen damaged my stomach, I was taken off it, put on omeprazole to heal the stomach and amitriptyline (20mg) to help with headaches (my worst symptom by far). Following an eye test I've also been referred to the royal eye infirmary because the floaters in my eyes have worsened majorly since the accident.
The osteopath and at home exercises really helped with the physical issues (was unable to move my neck for about 2 weeks). In the mean time, the omeprazole provided some not so wonderful side effects! So I was taken off them (thank god!) I was referred to a&e last week by my doctor for an assessment to see if I needed scans on my head. After 5 hours there, they diagnosed me with PCS.
I'm waiting for referral by my doctor to a clinic which can help with PCS (think it's a medicine rehabilitation clinic?) After around a month on 20mg of amitriptyline the doctor has upped it to 30. It's only been 5 days since that so can't comment on the effect yet I guess (so far no difference to 20mg, still have to take pain killers every day). I have also started massage therapy as I've heard it can help with headaches/relaxation.
My main symptoms are headaches (which I have about a 4 year history of as well), severe noise/light sensitivity, lack of concentration, issues with memory, irritability and lightheadedness.
My ultimate question I guess is does anyone have any advice on what else to try? I've seen people recommend CBD oil which I would really like to try but I have no idea where to start with it (strength etc). So if anyone has used this successfully, advice on where to start would be great!
Thanks for listening!