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will it get any better will

it has been almost 2 years since my head injury i am funtioning normally my mri showed all was normal exept  4  bone island in my head i  have many side affects severe headaches. memory loss,anxiety. loss of visoin,dizziness; hands & feet go numb, ican deal with this ,the most serious effects are severe depression and thoughts of being out of control ; how can an mri show all is well when i am experiencing all of this . iam seeing a neurologist & am on medication . i have tried to tell him of these problems , he doesnt seem to be interested in what i am saying. can i expect these problems to get any better; i dont drink or smoke & have always been very healthy till now , it is very discouraging, can anyone relate to this ?

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It is true that some medical professionals are emotionally distant.  The bottom line is that only you have to live your life, nobody else.  You have suffered damage to your system.  You will have to adapt to what you can improve and what you can't.  A neurologist is not a counselor and is not a therapist -- you are asking a structural engineer to do interior design - to use a metaphor.

Two pieces of advice -
1) consider getting a second opinion about the nerve-based problems from a spine specialist and
2) consider visiting a psychiatrist or family doctor regarding how you are feeling - ==sometimes brain problems can make you feel the way you are describing ==sometimes side effects of medications can make you feel that way (or make it worse) -
==sometimes it is the agony and grief of dealing with the massive life change you are experiencing.

You are not alone in experiencing this and sometimes a face to face group is even better than a lonely web post like this.  We have people around so we do not have to go through things alone.  Do not make your specialist your only source of comfort, care or convalescence.  No one person can carry out this role.

Life will be different -  Live it to the fullest -- concentrate on what you can do - not on what you can't.
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thank you for your advice i appreciate it , although it can be difficult at times i have a very sopportive family , the most difficult part is showing any kind of weakness i will try harder , thank you.
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