I hope I can find a good doctor that can give me a brain exam (whatever its called) that will let me know whats wrong with it and what to take to help it. Just talking about it and taking tests for it will not be accurate because the medication prescribed may not work and there may be something else wrong with the brain. I want to pay money once, get the brain exam, find out what is going on, and get whatever supplements I need without having to try a bunch of things and spend a lot of money to see what works and what won't.
I really want to be normal like everyone else and taking the right stuff and knowing what is going on with me will really help me. I want to become a professional softball player, I want to get playing time at my JC (tried out for 3 years and did not make it. 4th year I made it mainly because not many girls), I want to be able to pay attention well and draw good for graphic design (may be fine with working on computer, but ideas are done on paper), I want to get a boyfriend, and I want to have friends that will not be annoyed by me. I want to be able to do what I love and I don't want my brain to stop me. I am majoring in art because of this and because I am a visual learner and can't put information in my long term memory unless I use the same exact word and such every single day.
Age: 22, JR College Student
Signs & Symptoms:
- trouble remembering things and keeping it in my long term memory (would have to use something everyday to keep it in my long term memory and once I become inactive at a word or doing something I have not done in a long time, its like I never learned it. Also after I take tests, my brain forgets most of the information studied. I also have trouble understanding what I read and remembering it. It's like I have to study things word by word and thats why I forget things after taking a test. I cannot seem to get in my brain a real good understanding. Also when I write I tend to go on and on about things and even talking too.
- I have been affected big time in sports, softball, commmunication, making friends, etc. I have trouble with communication (not knowing what to say and tend to sometimes repeat things that were already discussed). In Sports like softball, I get really nervous even though I tell my brain to stop and it does stupid things like for example... trying to reach for a bad pitch on a bunt and when I catch my brain at last minute, the ball already went by and the runner I am supposed to move over to 2nd is out. In the outfield, first step should always be back and my legs want to go forward all the time first.
- one thing I really hate is being treated different from others. Sometimes people don't want to talk to me or say go away. I want to be normal.
Allergies: no allergies
Medications: over the counter. prescriptions, I would have to go through a Psychiatrist (unsure of spelling it right), which would be a lot of money and they can give medicines that may not work and may not be the right kind. They do tests through words and such. I want an exam to look at the inside of my brain to see what ingredients the brain is truly missing.
The over the counter medicine (one in the morning and one at lunch) I am taking is PS 100 jarrows formula, Ginkgo from doctors best 120mg, NOW FOODS L Tyrosine 500, Doctors Best Acetyl-Carnitine 500mg, Vinpocetine 10mg, and Natural Factors RxOmega-3 Factors (with 1065 mg of Fish Oil Concentrate, Omega-3 Fatty Acids 630mg, EPA 400mg, DPA 200mg).
Without taking this, I feel worse and my brain does not work as good at all and I get bored and trouble paying attention. Day dreaming is a problem and still kind of is.
Pertinent past medical history: I was told that I have a learning disability and put me in special education classes when I was a kid and my speech as well.
**Last oral intake: or you eating correctly (good healthy diet)? **yeah I am eating well. I also take vitamins (seperetly, not multi).
Events associated with or leading up to this injury or illness: trouble in school mantaining information, sports (playing time and not looking like I know what I am doing), art (drawing part mostly sucks and trying to pay attention well), making friends.