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9mos concussion, pcs. Hit head again 2mos ago. Evaluated neur/psych, ct/mri normal. Invasive desire to hit head. Dizzy when the feeling comes. Wtf?

9mos concussion, pcs. Hit head again 2mos ago. Evaluated neur/psych, ct/mri normal. Invasive desire to hit head. Dizzy when the feeling comes. Wtf?

Postconcussive: A postconcussive syndrome can bring about any other psychiatric syndrome including an impulse control disorder nos. Seen from this perspective, medicinally one might expect benefit from Hydroxyzine dosed as tolerated between 10 mg daily up to 25 mg PO qid. If you also have posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology, there is always the possibility of a self-directed anger coming back at you in the form of a repetition compulsion. Either way, psychotherapy along with medication would certainly be the way to go. Low-dose antipsychotic interventions are sometimes also helpful in such conditions but I would certainly give Hydroxyzine a trial run first if you were among my patient population. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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Was driving in reverse slowly and hit a fence. Could that cause concussion? Didn't hit my head just worried about aceleration-deceleration. Chances?

Was driving in reverse slowly and hit a fence. Could that cause concussion? Didn't hit my head just worried about aceleration-deceleration. Chances?

It's Possible: To get concussion without actually striking head but if you really were driving that slowly it is unlikely. However watch for signs, Common Symptoms of a Injury
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Double vision or visual disturbance
Trouble with bright light or loud noise
Feeling sluggish
Feeling foggy or groggy
Concentration difficulties
Memory difficulties
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How long does it take to recover from a concussion? I hit my head snowboarding a week ago and ended up in the er. I still feel very much not myself.

How long does it take to recover from a concussion? I hit my head snowboarding a week ago and ended up in the er. I still feel very much not myself.

Few months: Long term effects from concussion are common often taking weeks or months to resolve. In some cases symptoms can last as long as 2 years or even be perminant for severe head injury or repetitive head injury so best to avoid activities where re-injury can occur until symptoms have resolved completely. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process.

It would be good to get re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could OCD prolong symptoms from a concussion? I hit my head on a pipe while dancing and still have headaches and feel off a year later. CT back normal

Could OCD prolong symptoms from a concussion? I hit my head on a pipe while dancing and still have headaches and feel off a year later. CT back normal

OCD: Can make any situation worse if that situation becomes the focus of your thoughts. Please continue to be monitored by your doctor. Concussion symptomscan take months to clear. Please see a mental health pro who can teach you strategies to deal w/OCD. Keep on dancing, just lower your head. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Concussion from hit to head knocked out for 4w headache getting worse dizzy throwing up forgetful sleepy MRI done this am Waiting on results concerns?

Concussion from hit to head knocked out for 4w headache getting worse dizzy throwing up forgetful sleepy MRI done this am Waiting on results concerns?

Evaluation needed: Traumatic brain injuries [TBI] require functional evaluation. Unless the test was a fMRI it will assess anatomic issues only. Functional brain scans [PET, SPECT, fMRI] assist in confirming extent and type of functionl injury as will neuropsychology evaluation.
this provides the basis for entrapment plan. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and I hit my head hard, can it make it worse?

I have a concussion and I hit my head hard, can it make it worse?

Yes: Need to be careful after a concussion. After a concussion, a second concussion may result in a
'Second impact syndrome', a potentially life threatening condition. If you have not been made worse, rest both physicall and mentally until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

See your doctor.: It could be that you have just developed an atypical headache disorder. If your symptoms are worsening, I would see your physician as it could be a sign of a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Have a concussion, and just hit my head again when someone opened the door really fast. Should I go back to the doctor??

Probably not: Unless you had experienced a loss of consciousness, or have persistent headache, vision changes, numbness, tingling, or cognitive changes you likely do not need to be seen by your doctor again. Continue with recommendations already made to you by your physician. If these symptoms do occur, then please seek further management. ...Read more

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Got in an accident short term memorie isn't great currentLy I might have a concussion didn't hit my head but lots of pain/ pressure and nauseous.

Got in an accident short term memorie isn't great currentLy I might have a concussion didn't hit my head but lots of pain/ pressure and nauseous.

Temp. Brain trauma: Hi Sadie,

Even if you did not have a traumatic brain injury, your brain could have sustained some bruising or irritation that can cause temporary symptoms like mild brain trauma. I once worked with a girl sophomore college student with a similar story who took medical leave until her temporary condition resolved. Have a neurologist follow you until you're 100%. ...Read more

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Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Possibly: If you have headache after a Blunt trauma to your head, you could call it a mild concussion. If it persists, don't hesitate to see your primary care doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. It would be prudent to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there a test that I can do myself at home or online to determine if I have a concussion? Had fall, don't know if hit head but can't think straight

Concussions are. ..: More complicated to diagnosis than just based on answers from a online testing. Even when seeing a patient with a possible concussion an examination is important too. If truly worried about a concussion, you'll be best suited being seen in person. ...Read more

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Hit head a week ago Dr said mild concussion. Bumped head again 4 hrs ago. Not hard. Slight head pressure for a bit. Feel ok now. Any need for concern?

Hit head a week ago Dr said mild concussion. Bumped head again 4 hrs ago. Not hard. Slight head pressure for a bit. Feel ok now. Any need for concern?

Clarification: A concussion, by definition, is a head injury causing loss of consciousness, amnesia, or a combination of both. The term is way overused by numerous physicians, as most of the patients have merely "bumped" their heads, and will experience no permanent consequence. You are likely in the latter category. ...Read more

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Having concussion headaches after getting it months ago. And yesterday I hit head in roof of a car while my friend hit a small hole. Should I be ok?

Having concussion headaches after getting it months ago. And yesterday I hit head in roof of a car while my friend hit a small hole. Should I be ok?

Yes, you will be ok: Often a mild re-injury like this makes some of the old post-concussion symptoms return, but there is no significant risk that you will not recover quickly from this. No need for concern! ...Read more

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Had 3 hits to head this year. Bumped heads boyfriend hard- car door hit head- hit head on edge of box above. Concussions? CTE? Only headache each time

Had 3 hits to head this year. Bumped heads boyfriend hard- car door hit head- hit head on edge of box above. Concussions? CTE? Only headache each time

Unlikely: Not real likely, however, if you have persistent symptoms you may want to see a neurologist for a evaluation and discussion. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday on concrete. Hit head hard. Don't remember accident. Major Headache still and food taste funny. Could this be some type of concussion?

I fell yesterday on concrete. Hit head hard. Don't remember accident. Major Headache still and food taste funny. Could this be some type of concussion?

You are correct: Yes, you seemed to have experienced a cerebral concussion when you fell. Might contact your doctor, as your headache and alteration of taste, most likely due to changes in sense of smell, could be treated and potentially reversed. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?

Yes: The symptoms of concussion may last up to 6 months. You may experience fatigue, difficulties with concentration, headaches, difficulties with sleep, dizziness. Just try to "listen" to your body and get enough rest. If you feel you have to take a nap during the day - it is fine. Make sure that there is no other issues, f.E anemia, thyroid gland issues... Do not assign all to concussion. ...Read more

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Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Testing is needed: This is not just a concussion, since you passed out first. This history is important. Some of the conditions that cause loss of consciousness can cause exercise intolerance. Namely, blood vessel problems or heart problems would be evaluated for here. Perhaps this has been done? Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. Was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. Was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Depends: Concussion is a clinical diagnosis, that is, if you had symptoms of concussion after the trauma, no matter what the cause, you have a concussion. If you are having symptoms you may benefit from seeing your doctor, treatment is normal brain rest. 90% of people get completely back to normal in less that one week. ...Read more

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Had concussion 2 months ago. Should I still worry about any kind of hematomo no ct was done after hit head im 27 years old. How long does pcs last?

Had concussion 2 months ago. Should I still worry about any kind of hematomo no ct was done after hit head im 27 years old. How long does pcs last?

Likely safe: If you are not experiencing adverse symptoms such as severe headaches, dizziness, blurring or double vision, repetitive nausea and vomiting, or difficulty with balance or coordination, there seems little reason to be concerned. Typically post-concessional features last no more than 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Concussion/TBI? Shocks on car are poor, was traveling ~85mph and hit bump/dip. Didn't hit head; Dull headache ~1hour later, slower at math than usual.

Concussion/TBI? Shocks on car are poor, was traveling ~85mph and hit bump/dip. Didn't hit head; Dull headache ~1hour later, slower at math than usual.

Not likely: Traumatic Brain Injury is caused by a significant force forcing the brain to move too much in the skull causing it to strike a surface or rub against one of the jagged surfaces. From what you describe, it is unlikely. It is more likely a form of whiplash. Any pain will cause a distraction and slow your thinking. Check this out: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/head_injury_symptoms-page2/views. Htm ...Read more

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Have had 3 possible mild concussions at 8 week intervals this year. 1.Bumped heads with boyfriend. 2. Car door swung shut and hit head 3. Hit on head w/ 9 foot pool float. Are these concussions n will they turn into CTE later? Very worried

Concussions: It is doubtful these rough 8 weeks will give you CTE. We still are learning alot about it but the cause seems to be repetitive trauma over the course of time. Not just you but many people have whacked their head and so far there hasn't been a wave of CTE in the general population. It is in athletics and not just football so far. ...Read more

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Hit head on bath tub 7 years ago think I had a concussion now I still have memory problems with lots of pressure on right side. What could be wrong?

Hit head on bath tub 7 years ago think I had a concussion now I still have memory problems with lots of pressure on right side. What could be wrong?

Your symptoms: Could be related to a "post concussive syndrome" you should see a general neurologist who can examine you and order an MRI to evaluate the brain structure to see if there are any treatment options available. ...Read more

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4 yr old fell back onto concrete; hit head, but was somewhat braced by arm. Showing no signs of concussion, & is running around. Take to dr?

4 yr old fell back onto concrete; hit head, but was somewhat braced by arm. Showing no signs of concussion, & is running around. Take to dr?

Yes!: An epidural hematoma is caused by a blow to the head, in the temple area. These involve bleeding that is initially confined between membranes within the skull cavity, so a person may appear totally normal at first. Undiagnosed and untreated, pressure builds, can be rapidly fatal. (natasha richardson ring a bell?) bleed around brain (subdural hematoma) can cause delayed mental status changes. C md. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Hit head skiing Tuesday. Constant headache, nausea, hard to focus eyes while reading. Do I have a concussion?

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Hit head skiing Tuesday. Constant headache, nausea, hard to focus eyes while reading. Do I have a concussion?

See doctor now: You might have head trauma with bleeding inside your brain. You need to to the Emergency Room now. ...Read more

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Hit head skating. Feel nauseous, red lump above eye, dizzy. Do I definitely have a concussion? Can u give me the symptoms of a concussion?

By definition a conc: -cushion is a blow 2 the head with loss of consciousness. It may B brief, which may be your case. Post concussion symptoms can vary, but include head aches, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, episodic confusion. If prolonged it becomes post concussion syndrome. Eary evaluation & treatment is best. Start with your PCP. ...Read more

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