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How long would it take until it's safe to sleep after assumed concussion?

How long would it take until it's safe to sleep after assumed concussion?

When to sleep: You should be evaluated by a physician after experiencing a concussion. If there is no evidence of bleeding within the skull or brain or significant swelling, and your mental status returns to normal, ask your physician when he will permit sleep. This is usually 4-6 hours after the concussion. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Is it safe to have sex if you have a concussion?

Concussion: Its probably best to hold off on strenuous activity, such as sex, until your symptoms from concussion are completely resolved. You should consider sex like any other exercise - and we typically say that an athlete should not return to play until their symptoms are no longer present, including headache, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with a concussion?

Is it safe to sleep with a concussion?

Yes.: You can sleep with a concussion with no worries. A concussion will never get pregnant. Seriously though, no one can go without sleep. You should be okay: If you sleep with a concussion you have a better than fair chance of waking up again. ...Read more

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When after concussion is it safe to drink?

Back to normal: Wait until you are back at baseline, without headaches, nausea, vomiting, poor concentration. Sleeping pattern changes, irritability. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to keep playing hockey after three concussions?

Is it safe for me to keep playing hockey after three concussions?

Unknown: There is no magic number of concussion allowed before not returning to play. You will be at greater risk of another concussion since you have had so many. Each concussion should be evaluated and monitored by a doctor familiar with concussion treatment. If each concussion has completely healed without any residual symptoms you can discuss returning to full contact sports with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to have general anesthesia 4 months after concussion?

Please tell me if it is safe to have general anesthesia 4 months after concussion?

Depends: This would depend on whether you have completely recovered from the concussion.Generally most people recover from their concussions by 6-12 weeks after the injury.The way to tell is if all the symptoms of the concussion have resolved-ie. Headaches, dizziness, trouble thinking or focusing, nausea.If they haven't you may need brain imaging first to make certain there is no structural residual problem. ...Read more

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How long do concussion symptoms last? how will I know it is safe to workout again if some days I feel great while others I have headaches?

How long do concussion symptoms last? how will I know it is safe to workout again if some days I feel great while others I have headaches?

If headaches: are related to concussion it's too early. If due to another issue like a concomitant whiplash ( neck ) injury you can ( and probably should ) do some activities that might speed recovery from the neck / upper back muscle spasm. Avoid even mental gymnastics in the early stages of recovery from TBI as it increases the metabolic demands in the recovering brain. Recovery varies -two years or less ...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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Is it safe to smoke weed with a minor concussion?

Is it safe to smoke weed with a minor concussion?

No: No, it is not safe to smoke weed after a concussion. The smoke is toxic to the human body, and may cause changes in blood pressure and in blood vessel tone (the tightness of the blood vessels). ...Read more