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Medicine For Concussion
Prescribed dexamethasone for 6 days for concussion. Read all bad about that drug for concussion. Very skeptical. Please advise.
On Neurontin (gabapentin) b/c of post concussion after accident been reading about negative studies. How safe is this drug?
Had concussion for 3 months so far
Headaches constant still tried pt for neck and many medicine nothing is working, school is making it worse
Post-traumatic HA's: You might want to see a neurologist, especially one who focuses on headaches, and start a medication to prevent future problems, and breakup your current pattern. BOTOX might be a solution, but might be helpful to make certain whether there is an underlying trigger which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
I've been off migraine medicine almost a year since I had a horse fall a year and a half ago and got a concussion and wanted to see if I'd benefit aga?
Hit my head a year and half ago due to drug induced seizure. Had concussion and rather large swollen spot on head. MIR and EEG were fine but I have an?
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Hit head yea ago due to drug induced seizure.Had concussion& large swollen spot on head MRI good. Enlarged artery,recently have sharp pain in head?
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4 major symptoms: People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very dangerous: There's a syndrome called "second impact syndrome" which can occur as someone has a second concussion while recovering from their first concussion. The resultant injury to the brain can cause malignant cerebral edema (swelling) and this can be fatal- mortality is 50-100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blow to head: A blow to the head which causes a rapid movement of the head on neck causes the brain to deform a bit and temporally cause the brain and brain stem to deform, causing symptoms of a concussion. Headache is caused by the temporary injury to the headache center in the brain stem. Abdominal pain and nausea results from injury to the nausea and vomiting center in the same area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ratings change: The rating scale of concussion has undergone many changes. In general, a level 2, indicates that the concussion symptoms last longer that about 30 minutes. People with level 2 concussions have not lost consciousness, but individual becomes alert and relatively clear thinking. However, symptoms evolve over time and may last weeks to as long as a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek Medical Help: If a concussion is severe enough that there is a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, trouble with thinking, amnesia, or any neurological signs- you need to seek medical attention right away. There may be some underlying structural damage such as a blood clot that may get worse and lead to serious permanent damage. Concussions are seen frequently by ers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Ideally, we would prefer that patients don't have any concussions. However, these do happen. The concern with multiple concussions is their cumulative effect. If the concussions occur within a short period of time serious brain injury can occur. The entity of "dementia pugilistica" occurs in boxers who suffer many concussions in a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer