If you had a recent serious injury in Indiana, it may have left you with a brain injury. Such injuries can leave you feeling confused and frustrated as you try to recover.

To better facilitate your rehabilitation, BrainLine provides a number of tips. Integrate them with your doctor’s orders to see if they help.

Symptoms come and go

Pay close attention to how you feel while recovering from your brain injury, noting your observations in a journal. Your symptoms can shift over time, and you may receive a diagnosis for which you tested negative before. Be patient with yourself in terms of identifying what is going on, your brain may need longer to process things.

Trust your gut

Your brain may have suffered an injury, but that does not mean you should not trust a nagging feeling. Even if tests show you are in the clear (for someone with a brain injury), you have to recognize the fact that your doctor is not a brain surgeon, who is better able to confirm your suspicions that something is not quite right.

Support groups are available

You may feel comfortable going to support groups, which allow you to be around others who understand what it is like to have a brain injury. There is also medical support. If you have trouble with your speech or motor skills, ask if there is a specialist who can help.

Ask about PTSD

In addition to the symptoms associated with a brain injury, you could experience depression, anxiety and PTSD. If you receive a diagnosis for mental health condition after your brain injury, seek out professional help.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.