I am asking this there because you are some of the smartest, resilient and rational people I've found in one place. I'm not asking for your medical advice, but what you would do in my situation. I've written in other posts how I haven't been well for 2 years, since I hit my head. I suffer from almost debilitating fatigue since then. I am constantly tired, never feel rested and only have 2-4 hours a day when I have a decent ability to work. I get very easily fatigued and stressed by things I never had problems with before. I used to work 10 hour days, then work out for hours, then have a social life and never felt tired like this. Things like using public transportation for an hour makes me tired. Practical things must be limited. A short 1 hour flight makes me dead tired. I also have a disc prolapse in my neck from the same accident where I hit my head. That too gives me pain. If that wasn't enough, some months following my accident I got a nerve imflammation in my shoulder which left permanent nerve damage. During neurological test I tested positive for Lyme anti-bodies too, but doctors think it is from an earlier infection and not related. Today a neurologist told me that my condition was likely to be permanent. Meaning, when I've had it like this for almost 2 years, there is no reason to believe that I will improve and that further treatment is only to make life as tolerable as I can. This is quite a blow for me. I have one last chance, which I asked him to do, which is getting tested for traumatic pituitary gland dysfunction, which happens in some cases of brain trauma. That condition is treatable, but at this point it is probably a long shot. Other than that, I am looking at life functioning at 25% or so of my previous life. I am only 34 years old. I am eligble for different kinds of social security benefits so I won't die in the streets. I don't really know what to do anymore. I haven't even gotten a proper diagnosis because doctors suspected all kinds of dangerous disease based on MR scans. Fortunately those should be ruled out. It's been a struggle because invisible disease like this is difficult to get acceptance from people around you. In the beginning of this 2 year period I did everything I could to get a diagnosis and treatment. I paid out of pocket for private treatment (I live in a country with socialized medicine) without result. I tried very hard to speed things up while I had income still, but felt largely that doctors didn't understand my position as self employed and not able to go on "sick leave" like employees can. I was even treated with suspicion, told that my excruciating nerve pain was "bad posture" and "just something you have to live with". In reality it was brachialis neuritis, known as quote "the most painful neurological condition there is". I might get financial compensation for the malpractice the doctors did there. If you read this far, what would you do in my situation, where would you look? What would you do?