Has anyone been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment after being critically ill? I was unwell with septic shock and ARDS, in my late twenties. I’ve been struggling over the last couple of years with memory and other stuff. Formal testing has shown, in some areas, I have a severe impairment. Fortunately, I am far exceeding the average in other areas which I think helps me compensate. I’m quite shocked as I assumed I’d be ok. My brain MRI post hospital discharge was normal, not sure if they’re going to repeat it. Interested to hear other views. Thank you.
Long term cognitive impairment : Has anyone been... - ICUsteps
Hi Sepsur were you offered formal testing? I thought I’d been referred to an outpatient neuro rehab centre for fatigue management. I was surprised when they told me if been referred to a neuro psychologist because they were concerned about me!
I'm also late 20s (30 next month ) I was ill about a year ago coma sepsis and possibly septic shock and I could have sworn that since then my memory is much worse than it used to be and I seem to be a bit slower mentally than I was prior to being unwell. Oddly I have a better memory for conversations than I used to.