I empathize with you. The last big one for me actually reversed the rage process somewhat so that if I start to get a good rage on, I nearly pass out. It’s just too tiring to get that mad anymore, so I just can’t. It doesn’t mean there isn’t something stewing, but maybe writing about it helps….the jury’s out. There’s some new research on Parkinson’s and TBI effects on dopamine (the first thing to go in a whiplash or impact) that shows some promise, if only the right threads are followed to help those of us with old TBI to get back some executive function and pleasure motivations we’ve lost, or even to repair some of the sleep disturbances that TBI causes.

Here’s a few links:

The cutting edge:

Frontiers | Inhibitors of MAO-A and MAO-B in Psychiatry and Neurology | Pharmacology

Neural link between depression and bad sleep identified

The Facts About the Long-Term Effects of a Head Injury

Wake up dormant dopaminergic neurons to reverse Parkinson’s disease | EurekAlert! Science News

With head injuries come long term neck problems:

Chronic Neck Pain: Making the Connection Between Capsular Ligament Laxity and Cervical Instability

I’m not 100% on the validity of this one, as it’s only one clinic, but for those with whiplash history and weird symptoms:

Prolotherapy for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders | Caring Medical

No, I’m not a hypochondriac. I just got hurt a lot and doctors look at me and say, “You’re blood work is fine, you’re not fat and you don’t drink or smoke so there’s nothing wrong with you.” Every. Fucking. Year.

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