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Is it normal to still be nauseous and dizzy the day after a concussion? If so, how long will these symptoms last?

Is it normal to still be nauseous and dizzy the day after a concussion? If so, how long will these symptoms last?

Possible: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, visual problems, problems concentrating, emotional irritability, drowsiness, sleeping problems, which may last weeks or months. See a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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How long will it take to heal my concussion, it has been 19days from my accident & still I feel dizzy.

How long will it take to heal my concussion, it has been 19days from my accident & still I feel dizzy.

Post-Concussive: Syndrome begins within 10 days of concussion, minor head injury, & lasts a few weeks -a year. Persistence of dizziness, headache, & mild impairment of memory & cognition are related to the patient's physiological & psychological "make-up", not the severity of the injury. Avoid "screen time" & reading for now. If symptoms impact your daily functioning, see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I got a concussion on Christmas Eve last year. Today (Feb 9) I'm really dizzy. Could the dizziness be from the concussion?

I got a concussion on Christmas Eve last year. Today (Feb 9) I'm really dizzy. Could the dizziness be from the concussion?

Concussion?: Would not be high on my list of possible causes if you have had no symptoms since your initial injury until today, and have not had a re-injury. This does not sound like "post concussion syndrome", but it certainly sounds like if the symptoms persist you should at the very least communicate with your PCP. If they worsen, I would consider in the emergency department ...Read more

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Hit my head a month ago and bumped it again yesterday and got dizzy head is sensitive still and concussion was last month worry?

Hit my head a month ago and bumped it again yesterday and got dizzy head is sensitive still and concussion was last month worry?

Post concussive: After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. If you are getting worse, go see your doctor!! ...Read more

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Last night I got a concussion, and today I went to the doctor and now im dizzy is that bad?

Concussion: This is frequent with head concussions. You should report this to your doctor and ask for further instructions. In general you should be resting and avoid physical exercise. It may take a few weeks to heal the brain. Stay in close contact with your doctor and have someone check in with you frequently over the next 24hours to be sure you are not worse. ...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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Tapped my head last night minor concussion no knock out then cracked neck today feel dizzy again should I worry?

Tapped my head last night minor concussion no knock out then cracked neck today feel dizzy again should I worry?

I think you should: Be seen by a neurologist to be on the safe side (and to discuss the matter of cracking your neck) (feel dizzy?) Again? ...Read more

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How long after a concussion do docs digacnose post concussion syndrome been almost 3 months still have headace and dizzy everyday when can I play spot?

Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can last for weeks and sometimes months depending on the severity of head injury. Symptoms included headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and visual disturbances. You should seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms are persistently increased, passing out spells, or seizure. ...Read more

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How long till I can play rugby u got a concussion 7 weeks ago still have bad headache feel dizzy I wanna play asap I'm not doing running how long wait?

How long till I can play rugby u got a concussion 7 weeks ago still have bad headache feel dizzy I wanna play asap I'm not doing running how long wait?

Please be patient: Seems you still possess some postconcussional symptoms, and best you not risk additional injury until all is settled down. Would very closely with neurologist or physiatrist, and get treatment for current symptoms. Likely, you will improve dramatically over next few weeks. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. Usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more

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It's been about 48 hours since I started getting symptoms and went to the ER for a concussion. I got a head CT which was negative, and discharged. The dizziness and my memory have just gotten worse over the last 12 hours. Is this normal or do I need to be

It's been about 48 hours since I started getting symptoms and went to the ER for a concussion. I got a head CT which was negative, and discharged. The dizziness and my memory have just gotten worse over the last 12 hours. Is this normal or do I need to be

Return to ER: It sounds like you had a severe concussion. If your symptoms are changing, it sounds like you need to be seen again, and probably be admitted for observation, as post concussive syndrome is a definite possibility. ...Read more

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How long after a mild concussion can I resume my normal medication of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will that hurt my brain in anyway? Dizzy ness has lessened in 5 days.

How long after a mild concussion can I resume my normal medication of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will that hurt my brain in anyway? Dizzy ness has lessened in 5 days.

Consult physician: If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) necessary for function at school or work then obtain clearance from your physician. Otherwise hold off until completely resolved. Meanwhile rest, restrict activities engaging in them as manageable without problem. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will not hurt your brain five days following a mild concussion that is resolving. Supervision to observe for signs of deterioration is important (see comment below). ...Read more

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Could dizziness occur later on with concussions?

Yes, it is possible: To have delayed symptoms with a concussion. ...Read more

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How come I have some dizziness after my concussion, but nobody seems to notice it?

How come I have some dizziness after my concussion, but nobody seems to notice it?

Vertigo: Dizziness is simply the subjective feeling of unsteadiness or sometimes spinning (vertigo), either you're spinning or the room is spinning around you. This is not necessarily noticeable to others unless it is causing you to stumble around. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of dizziness after concussion?

What do I do to get rid of dizziness after concussion?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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How do u know if you recovered from having a concussion. I still have dizziness and headaches but after all I feel normal. I have a dr appt on fri.

How do u know if you recovered from having a concussion. I still have dizziness and headaches but after all I feel normal. I have a dr appt on fri.

Sometimes: Concussion can cause permanent damage. Some symptoms of post-concussion syndrome can last weeks or months. If your imaging tests (such as ct or mri) are normal, you might need to wait this one out on symptomatic treatment alone. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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I suffered a concussion almost two weeks ago. It will be two weeks on sunday. I have sharp pains on my right side and still get dizzy. Is this normal?

Concussion: Post concussion syndrome can last several weeks and the symptoms you describe are normal. The symptoms can be made worse by stooping, bending and lifting. It is important to rest and maintain good nutrition. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and sports that could lead to another concussion until cleared by a physician who specializes in the treatment of concussions. ...Read more

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I've a slight headache and feel weak, nauseous and slightly dizzy. Do I have concussion?

I've a slight headache and feel weak, nauseous and slightly dizzy. Do I have concussion?

Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. Sometimes these head injuries can be minor and we may not think anything of it at the time. It would be best to get checked out. ...Read more

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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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I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

Tizanidine: Is a centrally acting Alpha 2 agonist that is known to cause orthostatic hypotention even in low doses (2 mg). I rarely use it in individuals who are not wheel chair bound with MS. You need to have your blood pressure and pulse checked in the upright and supine position with and without this medication. Ketamine is a hallucinogenic anesthetic popular in Rave Culture. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesterday and woke up really dizzy do you think it could be a concussion?

Possibly: A concussion can occur after trauma to the head with or without loss of consciousness. Symptoms can include: blurry or fuzzy vision, slurred speech, weakness, fatigue, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination or balance, headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. Get checked if you have concussion sxs. ...Read more

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Had a concussion 1 month 3 weeks ago what would cause sinues to hurt dizzy and headaches alomst wveryday?

Postconcussion: Postconcussive syndrome is symptoms like headache and dizziness occur after a known head injury. Generally these symptoms will resolve with enough time and activity accommodations, but you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Duration of these symptoms vary from patient to patient and situation to situation. If you have had a previous concussion (s) it can take longer. ...Read more

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I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

Head injury: What you are describing is a head injury, not a brain injury (concussion) You have local pain and swelling which is likely due to fluid under the muscles of the scalp. This type of injury cannot make you dumber. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more