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post concussion syndrome for 7 months on ned's for headaches will i be allowed to start non contact rugby training in 2 weeks, can i figure skate too?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
It depends: If increased physical (or cognitive) activity leads to a return of symptoms you are not ready to resume these activities. I'm curious, how does one simultaneously engage in figure skating and rugby without, of course, transitioning to ice hockey?

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What is a post concussion syndrome?

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Injury for long time: Post concussion syndrome occurs when concussion symptoms, typically headache, dizziness, fatigue, and poor concentration, last longer than 6-8 weeks. The condition is not well understood, so our understanding is being updated regularly. Current treatment focuses on relieving symptoms while the brain heals. Often a brain rehabilitation specialist is involved in developing the treatment plan.
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Also you have to be careful not to get another concussion while one is healing since this can potentially cause second impact syndrome.
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Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?

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Varies: Postconcussion syndrome can vary in duration and severity. It can resolve in a week or last as long as several years. The typical postconcussion syndrome often resolves within one month. Various strategies as well as medications recommended by specialists can reduce symptoms.
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What can you do to deal with post-concussion syndrome?

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Get educated: Talk to a specialist and get educated. Stop what caused the concussion. Consider meds such as Aspirin and other pain relievers to mitigate headaches and migraines. Certain medications can fight memory loss and decreased motor skills. No single medication will tackle all side effects. Consider acupuncture, even electro-therapy. And other therapy and treatment options . Symptoms can last for years.
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I was told i could have post concussion syndrome or something like that. Could I have it from something that happened a year ago?

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Yes: Post concussion syndrome although usually short lived, days to weeks, following a concussion can in a minority of patients last for over a year. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia , difficulty concentrating, noise and light sensitivity. If you have not already had further diagnostic studies such as MRI and possibly neuro psych testing would consider. See neurologist.
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What is the latest info on post concussion syndrome from studies?

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Individualized: Outcomes vary from person to person. The leading thought is to monitor with neuropsych testing until normal. Normal implies not just no headache but no symptoms of any kind.

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