My name is Melanie Wienhoven, a patient expert who fully recovered from post-concussion syndrome.
During the first 2 years of my recovery, I was told by doctors that there was “nothing wrong” with me, and to wait-and-see. After 2 years, I was told my brain damage was beyond repair, and that I had to learn to live with my symptoms. However, this I could not do. By now I was suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, and I knew I had to get myself out of this situation.
I started taking matters into my own hands by studying cutting-edge research, reading books on neuroplasticity, learning about bodily processes and experimenting with scientific precision on myself. 6,5 years after injury, I finally registered my syptoms were gone.
Now, I’m joining forces with top researchers around the world to transform mTBI care, change common knowledge about concussions and to help patients directly for as long as adequate care is not yet available.