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Hi Dr Phil,
Thank you for replying to my questions. I've never heard of post concussion syndrome. Could someone have issues with this 24yrs after a car accident or do you feel the brain surgery is also a contributing factor? My surgeon did state that there was a section of brain that had died like due to a mix of the car accident & the fact it was poking thru the 1cm hole in the cribriform plate. At the time of the car accident I do not feel I was treated properly. How would I investigate PCS and is there any treatment?
Yes, I think this could be partially due to PCS many years later.
Also, the brain injury is probably the major cause.
Here is an article on all aspects of PCS including treatment
Ok, I've read most of that. TBH I'm not 100% convinced mainly as it's been 24yrs since the car accident.
I probably should have mentioned but forgot that whilst I had CSF Rhinorrhoea I suffered 4 boughts of viral meningitis.
The other reasons I'm not convinced its PCS is the fatigue is so much worse now that a few years back. For example I'm a silversmith, I run a jewellery business with my husband. We sell a particular product that is popular yet labour intensive. 3yrs ago I was running the business on my own. I made 45 of said product in 1 day, just 2 months ago I struggled to make 8, I'll go as far to say it nearly killed me to make the 8.
Secondly some of the symptoms seem to be psychological such as apathy, anxiety, depression. I don't feel any of these apply to me. After I had surgery in 2009 I realised I was going to struggle to find a job to suit my pace so I started my own business just 3 months after surgery. Now my husband works with me and we have 9 part time staff. I'm a fairly motivated and determined person, just not all the time I'd like to be because of my physical & cognitive limitations.
I think I will need to do some more research on PCS before I feel it's a line to pursue, I can't imagine this will be an easy one to get diagnosed in the UK.