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How can I treat post concussive syndrome?

How can I treat post concussive syndrome?

Time and activity: Unfortunately, the only intervention that has been proven to speed up the recovery time of postconcussive syndrome is light exercise. The best thing to do is stay active as much as possible, and advance your level of activity as tolerated. While there are symptomatic treatments for some aspects of the disease (headache, insomnia, vertigo), they do not help with recovery. ...Read more

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Postconcussive Syndrome (Definition)

A complex disorder in which various symptoms such as headaches and dizziness last for weeks or months after the injury that caused a concussion. ...Read more


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Can i tell me how i can recover from post concussion syndrome dizziness psychologically?

Can i tell me how i can recover from post concussion syndrome dizziness psychologically?

Work with PT/OT: The post-concussive symptoms of dizziness may be very uncomfortable. Physical and occupational therapists have specialized training to help with this. Work with them to build up your confidence and to overcome the symptoms of dizziness. That will ultimately help with the psychological issues. ...Read more

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How to cure post traumatic syndrome without medication?

How to cure post traumatic syndrome without medication?

Exposure may help: Think of the triggers that evoke symptoms and expose yourself in a safe manner ie if coeds are a problem park by the mall until you can go in if middle easterners set you off go to a iddle eastern restaunt etc see a cbt therapist who can empathize with your trauma. ...Read more

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How can i treat patellofemoral pain syndrome?

How can i treat patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Physical therapy.: Usually physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications take care of the problem. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get post concussive syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get post concussive syndrome?

As common as...: It is as common as a whack on the head. Almost any whack on the head (or sudden turning of the head) can lead to post-concussive syndrome. We used to say that you have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. Now we know that it takes a lot less to have symptoms. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

Dandy Walker: If the dandy walker is symptomatic the cyst can fenestrated or opened and sometimes a tube can be placed to divert the spinal fluid to another space such as the stomach. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my post concussive syndrome go away?

How fast can I make my post concussive syndrome go away?

Varies in everyone: By definition, post concussion syndrome means the concussion symptoms have been present >6 weeks. If you are referring to PCS, that can take months to go away. If you mean simply symptoms after having the actual concussion, those typically go away in 7-10 days. Either way, rest is crucial. Cognitive (rest from reading, concentrating work, analyzing things) & physical (rest from sports, etc). ...Read more

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How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have post traumatic stress disorder?

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How to tell if I have post traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD: Hyperarousal, avoidance, hypervigilance. Most common are loss of interest or pleasure, nightmares, flashbacks, despair/hopelessness, anger/irritability, and somatic complaints such as headaches. ...Read more

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What can I do for coping with post herpetic neuralgia?

What can I do for coping with post herpetic neuralgia?

Neuralgia: This is a very common and unpleasant problem. These days there are many treatment plans geared to helping people with this problem. Medications are available from your physician. ...Read more

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How can I treat post nasal drip?

How can I treat post nasal drip?

Moisture: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it it is because it is too thick (dry). Hydrate, use humidifier, nasal saline spray, and you may try Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice daily to take with food and glass of water. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post traumatic stress disorder pt sd?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post traumatic stress disorder pt sd?

PTSD: Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to life threatening or horrific event(s). There are symptoms of avoidance, reliving ; increased arousal. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat rett syndrome?

What can I do to treat rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome: Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use .Treatment may include: assistance with feeding and diapering, methods to treat constipation and gerd, physical therapy to help prevent the hands from contracting, weight bearing exercises for those with scoliosis. There is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post concussion syndrome after 9 months?

Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can be associated with persistent headache, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems and cognitive changes. The degree of symptomology depends on the extent of the original injury, and in the case of athletes, the number of prior injuries. Pain medications, anti-depressants, cognitive therapy can be helpful. It important to avoid re-injury, ...Read more

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I have symptoms matching post orgasmic illness syndrome. Please let me know how to get this diagnosed and treatment for same?

Extremely rare: This is an extremely rare condition not described in the medical literature until 2002. A neuropsychiatrist is the specialty that makes this diagnosis. Because it is so rare other more common conditions need to be excluded first. Start with your primary care doctor for a full evaluation ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can one get over post traumatic stress disorder?

Can somebody tell me how can one get over post traumatic stress disorder?

With doctors' help: Post traumatic stress disorder is a complex condition, and requires professional help for best recovery. Psychiatrists may provide both medications as needed and talk therapy; also psychologists and other therapists do specialized psychotherapy do help you move through your feelings. Support from family, friends, and community is essential also. Sometimes pets are very helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can I get stronger after i suffer from steven johnson syndrome?

How can I get stronger after i suffer from steven johnson syndrome?

Time : You are most likely very lucky to be alive. This is a serious issue and will take time. Time , avoiding the med that caused this, rest, nutrition and time. This should help out if your underlying health is ok. ...Read more

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Can you die from post concussive syndrome?

Can you die from post concussive syndrome?

Not likely: Post concussive syndrome should not be fatal. Although this is one of the disorders under traumatic brain injury, concussion should not show abnormalities on ct scan or the diagnosis changes to something more severe such as diffuse axonal injury. ...Read more

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How to know if I have post traumatic stress disorder?

How to know if I have post traumatic stress disorder?

Pyschiatric Eval: Post tramatic stress disorder most often develops in the context of having life threateing or horrific experience(s). There are sxs of avoidance (avoiding triggers – as well as thoughts or memories or feelings associated w the trauma), reliving (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories) ; hyperarousal (fight or flight reactions, ^ startle reflex, hypervigilance ; strong reactions to triggers). ...Read more

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How can I treat post concussive syndrome?

Time and activity: Unfortunately, the only intervention that has been proven to speed up the recovery time of postconcussive syndrome is light exercise. The best thing to do is stay active as much as possible, and advance your level of activity as tolerated. While there are symptomatic treatments for some aspects of the disease (headache, insomnia, vertigo), they do not help with recovery. ...Read more

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Can you die from post concussive syndrome?

Not likely: Post concussive syndrome should not be fatal. Although this is one of the disorders under traumatic brain injury, concussion should not show abnormalities on ct scan or the diagnosis changes to something more severe such as diffuse axonal injury. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my post concussive syndrome go away?

Varies in everyone: By definition, post concussion syndrome means the concussion symptoms have been present >6 weeks. If you are referring to PCS, that can take months to go away. If you mean simply symptoms after having the actual concussion, those typically go away in 7-10 days. Either way, rest is crucial. Cognitive (rest from reading, concentrating work, analyzing things) & physical (rest from sports, etc). ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get post concussive syndrome?

As common as...: It is as common as a whack on the head. Almost any whack on the head (or sudden turning of the head) can lead to post-concussive syndrome. We used to say that you have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. Now we know that it takes a lot less to have symptoms. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: post concussive syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: post concussive syndrome?

Brain trauma: It is a syndrome that occurs when the symptoms of concussion are prolonged. These symptoms include decreased concentration, mood issues, sleep disturbance, and attention difficulty. Neuropsychologic testing is important along with the history and physical in order to best determine the severity and possible treatment. It is purported to be due to damage done on the neuronal level. ...Read more

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Had post concussive syndrome for 3yrs.Been for help many places.Not better at all-bit worse then the first year.Its so hard.will I ever get better?tha

Had post concussive syndrome for 3yrs.Been for help many places.Not better at all-bit worse then the first year.Its so hard.will I ever get better?tha

I certainly hope so: Post-concussion syndrome, as you can attest to, can be challenging to treat. Treatment can include medications, avoiding triggers, neuropsychological treatment, tincture of time and making sure there are not other causes of your symptoms. If I can be of help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for post concussive syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for post concussive syndrome?

Rest: The best treatment for post concussive syndrome is rest and avoidance of any further potential heavy contact or impact activities that caused it in the first place. I am not aware of anything else that would speed up recovery. Recovery often takes about 2-3 weeks minimum. ...Read more

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Treatment options for post concussive syndrome? Thanks!

Treatment options for post concussive syndrome? Thanks!

Post-concussion: No simple answer because the manifestations are so diverse. Common symptoms include headache, dizziness, sleep disruption, irritability, cognitive dysfunction, visual disturbance. Your treatment options are best determined in concert with a physician expert in tbi treatment. Your mix of problems will be unique to you so your treatment needs will be unique to you. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, i have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?

Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, i have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?

Yes: Generally speaking it is safe to travel with concussion, although the altitude change may give you a headache. Tylenol should help. Be sure you have seen a doctor and they made sure this is "Post Concussion Syndrome" and not something more serious beforehand. Symptoms lasting past 10-14 days should be consulted by a neurologist and perhaps even a MRI to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Had post concussive syndrome for 3yrs.had 1 more concussion since.If I hit my head another time should I be worried even if my head is only bit worse?

Multiple consussions: increase the risk of symptoms. Are you living a lifestyle that raises the probability of getting concussed? If so, please think about making some changes w/out becoming overly anxious. ...Read more

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Is having post concussive syndrome something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.

Is having post concussive syndrome something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.

Tincture of time: Post concussive syndrome occurs in the weeks and months following a concussion or even a minor head injury. This is usually a constellation of headaches, memory problems and personality changes which are most often self limited and resolve just with passing time. This is not a major illness but can cause significant disruption of a person's life if symptoms are severe enough. ...Read more

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Had a minor concussion almost two months ago and still suffer from minor post concussive syndrome, would it be safe to drink alcohol?

Had a minor concussion almost two months ago and still suffer from minor post concussive syndrome, would it be safe to drink alcohol?

If you are already: impaired it would be prudent to avoid things that might exacerbate or magnify the impairment you are already experiencing. Alcohol is not a good idea in your current condition. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Somewhat: Hi. Standard treatments for PCOS include BCPs with a low-androgenic progestin, metformin, and spironolactone in various combinations. PCOS increases type 2 diabetes risk, and metformin helps with that too. When fertility is desired, in addition to stopping BCPs, an agent such as clomiphene may be needed as well. As the underlying cause(s) is/are incompletely understood, we still have a way to go. ...Read more

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What is neuroleptic malignant syndrome? Is it treatable?

What is neuroleptic malignant syndrome? Is it treatable?

NMS: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs (ex: haldol, (haloperidol) droperidol). NMS typically consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated CPK. ...Read more

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Is felty syndrome treatable?

Is felty syndrome treatable?

Yes: You need to consult with a rheumatologist which would be the type of doctor who would treat felty's syndrome. This is an unusual forrm of rheumatoid arthritis. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
-- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be eliminated or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more

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My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? 
What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more