I am new here and suffering from post-concussion syndrome. I am hoping to get some advice and common ground / identification with others. Having read part of a thread from a month or two back I'm a bit scared!
I was on my road bike (cycling) on October when hit by a car. I was doing 28mph and the car at least that. I dislocated my finger and thumb, the latter digit needing an operation to hold it in place. My girlfriend who witnessed the accident said I hit my head twice which is borne out by photos of the marks I made on the side of the car and by the dent in my helmet.
So now here I am in December, I've not been back to work and I am really struggling with fatigue. More than one activity involving other people in a day and I am done in. I find it hard to wake up in the mornings. Occasionally my speech is a bit hesitant as the right word won't come. I get a metallic taste in my mouth when I'm feeling "concussiony". I get headaches and feel dehydrated a lot. It's definitely difficult to concentrate when my girlfriend's kids are playing nearby or when there is a conversation with a couple of people.
I am so frustrated. Things I think I should be able to do (eg walk to town 15 mins, see friends) leave me completely tired out. I feel just totally listless and so exhausted all the time. My work have been great but I am worried about going back in January as I don't think I'll be ready.
There you go, that's just about the full moan. If anyone has advice or can share experiences I would be so grateful.