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Question: Post Concussion Syndrome

 nightandday - Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:24 am

I have very bad migrains, blackouts, numbness on my left side, trouble remembering and sleeping, and concentration problems. I have been seeing a neurologist for the past year. He told me I have Post Concussion Syndrome and he put me on medication but the medications are not helping. I live in Alabama and am willing to travel to another clinic in order to find any relief from my condition. Please help me.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:19 am

User avatar Hello -

PCS can be a very troubling and painful problem which should eventually resolve on its own. Meanwhile it is usually managed by medication. The strong anti-inflammatories you're taking might well help somewhat in most cases, and nortriptyline may in some cases, but there are other, generally more effective drugs which might be tried, such as pregabalin and gabapentin. It might well be worth a trial of either or both (trying one and, if it doesn't work or doesn't agree with you, then trying the other). This could possibly help during the slow recovery phase. It may be worth mentioning to your doctor.

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