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How long does trouble concentrating last after having a concussion?

How long does trouble concentrating last after having a concussion?

Cannot tell, varies: Need to find a pcp, or neurologist who have interest in concussion injury and the sequela. Can tell you answer in this format. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How long will headaches and dizzyness last after a car crash?

How long will headaches and dizzyness last after a car crash?

No specific time: If headache is caused by whiplash, nerves may be stretched, but also soft tissues of neck & upper back may be twisted, stretched or pinched, too.Vertebrae may be 'out of whack' and upper ribs may be mildly displaced;tiny muscles around vertebrae & base of skull may be in spasm;skull bones may be mashed together.All can cause headache.Osteopathic hands-on exam & treatment may shorten pain duration. ...Read more

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Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent. ...Read more

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I've thrown up after eating too much chocolate around 3 hours ago, how long until the nausea passes?

I've thrown up after eating too much chocolate around 3 hours ago, how long until the nausea passes?

Nausea: Your question has been on this site for several days. If you still have nausea please go to your doc. Peace and good health. Remember the old saying: "All things in moderation." ...Read more

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He's always nauseaus, dizzy, anxious, goes days with sleeping 15-18 hours then days of sleeping under 6 hours. What can cause this?

He's always nauseaus, dizzy, anxious, goes days with sleeping 15-18 hours then days of sleeping under 6 hours. What can cause this?

Several: There are several physical and several mental disorders that would have similar symptoms. There is no reason to suffer with this problem. Get checked out by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I'm still tired when sleeping over 10 hours. How is that possible?

I'm still tired when sleeping over 10 hours.  How is that possible?

Many possibilities: Make sure you don't have a metabolic problem: have your fp check thyroid, anemia, diabetes, or other explanations for fatigue. At your age, it would be rare, but you may need to be checked out for obstructive sleep apnea, especially if you have been told that you snore or stop breathing when you sleep. You could be depressed. Look for arrhythmia or lung problems. It's time to call for an appt. ...Read more

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Sleeping way too much lately. Stress/season change? Sometimes i doze off for 4 hours at a time without noticing. Also having vivid nightmares. Normal?

Sleeping way too much lately. Stress/season change? Sometimes i doze off for 4 hours at a time without noticing. Also having vivid nightmares. Normal?

Hypersomnia: This is not normal. I recommend that you see your family doctor to find out why you have hypersomnia and request a referral to a sleep specialist who will take your history and and run necessary tests to reach a final diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Is neck tension common when sitting for long hours at work?

Is neck tension common when sitting for long hours at work?

Yes!: Long hours at work, especially sitting at the computer at work with poor posture will really upset your trapezius muscle among many others. Take frequent breaks, and stretch often. ...Read more

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I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?

I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?

Sleep disorder: Would not be surprised if you had some sleep apnea issues, which could disrupt your sleep pattern with secondary cognitive issues. Other issues could be the answer, however, and may be best to explore via an overnight sleep study. Explore this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should a headache continue after banging head?

How long should a headache continue after banging head?

Duration of headache: Most headaches will resolve on their own in a day or so. Depending on the cause of the headache, for example migraine should last 1 day, subgaleal hemorrhage may cause headache that last up to a week., and a generalized post concussive headache is difficult to predict but usually lasts 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I've had insomnia for as long as I've known... Off whack sleeping patterns. Now I'm sleeping during the day and awake at night. What could help me ??

I've had insomnia for as long as I've known... Off whack sleeping patterns. Now I'm sleeping during the day and awake at night. What could help me ??

Wake-sleep: cycle is off and needs to be reset. Ask your doc to help you find a sleep clinic to do this. They may provide you w/a protocol to shift you slowly from your present cycle to a more comfortable cycle of sleep at night and wake in day. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much amount of sleep is normal? I can sleep for 10 hours straight and still feel sleepy after that

How much amount of sleep is normal? I can sleep for 10 hours straight and still feel sleepy after that

Varies: Sleep needs can vary per person and per season. However, for a 42 year old it seems that 10 hours and still feeling tired is too much. Your quality of sleep may not be good - sleep apnea? restless legs? Do you snore? Hypothyroidism and depression can also contribute to tiredness. I would rule these issues out with your MD. ...Read more

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Does eating late at night (eg. 1-2 hours before sleeping) really have bad effects on your brain?

Does eating late at night (eg. 1-2 hours before sleeping) really have bad effects on your brain?

No: Eating late does not have adverse effects on your brain. So long as you maintain a healthy diet and are not diabetic you should be fine. If you are a diabetic you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does a headache last when taking clonodine?

How long does a headache last when taking clonodine?

Clonidine not cause: Even if Clonidine triggers your headache it is not the cause. You probably have underlying migraines. ...Read more

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How long before i stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

How long before i stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

Usually quite soon: Most of the time a night guard will decrese pain from bruxing rather quickly. If you are stillhaving apin then see your dentist and have your nightguard adjusted. There maybe other reasons why you are still having pain so get this checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause intense trouble waking in the morning, after getting adequate, or even "too much" sleep?

Maybe : Consider a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, which may not easily be apparent if you sleep alone. Excess snoring may be a clue. However, it is possible you might have anemia or a thyroid issue, or even low grade depression. Your family doc can help separate all of this out. ...Read more

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Could taking to much ibuprofen without eating (800mg everyday after school before softball)cause lightheadedness dizziness fainting and vomiting?

Could taking to much ibuprofen without eating (800mg everyday after school before softball)cause lightheadedness dizziness fainting and vomiting?

Need to eat: It may be the more the lack of food , rather than the ibuprofen, before exercise that is contributing to the symptoms. However, Ibuprofen can irritate the lining of the stomach, especially when taken without food. This can lead to ulcers and gastritis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more