get my memory back. The second concussion I hit my head forward and it was very close to the first concussion so I lost a lot of short-term memory ability. I was working at Disney World and I was waiting on customers ordering food. By the time they ordered and I went to punch it in the computer I had forgot what they ordered. I have what I call brain fogs or brain clouds. Before the concussions I was very smart and was pretty board in school. After I had to really study and had problems remembering things especially when I was stressed. I made it through nursing school but not without feeling disappointed in myself and frustration with my memory. I have been on antidepressants for years, I take a sleeping pill because my brain doesn't turn off. It have always had a weight problem and currently I am probably 50 pounds heavier then I want to be. I don't eat bad but being a nurse and working 12 hours it is hard to eat at all. It has only been a week and I have been sick, however, after taking the pills I feel good. My mind now feels clear. I have been going around and singing. I have been sleeping better.
Is Cortisol Bad? No! Cortisol has a beneficial effect on the body. Your body was designed to react to survival situations, stressful events, by dramatically increasing the levels of this hormone, what some doctors are now calling "The Death Hormone".
In previous centuries, this mechanism enabled people to "bulk-up" on foods that would sustain them during times when food is scarce; however, in modern times and industrialized nations, when food is rarely scarce, this previously adaptive mechanism causes excess weight gain. Particularly around the thighs and Mid-Section.