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Post Concussion Care
Many types of forget: If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem. Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more
Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.
Most likely not: In the absence of seizures after a minor traumatic brain injury, "prophylactic" treatment with anti-seizure medications is not recommended because there are side effects from medications like dilantin. Furthermore, the incidence of seizures is low after the 1st week. If there was coma, structural damage seen on ct or MRI scans, or surgery done, this may change the need for the anti-seizure meds. ...Read more
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
It's hard.: Severe ptsd can change one's personality significantly. After developing ptsd you might feel like you don't really know the person anymore. Try to keep in mind that difficulty with emotional intimacy is a symptom. If he has pulled away - it is not about you, it is about his disorder. Emotional numbing is to be expected. I encourage you to educate yourself about ptsd. I encourage family. ...Read more
Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?
Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Variable: It has been recently recognized that survivors of critical illness often have physical and emotional recovery issues after ICU stay. Post-traumatic stress, memory loss, and weakness are common and can take weeks to months to improve. It is worth discussing these issues when you follow up with your provider. ...Read more
Post TBI headache: Head pain syndromes are very common after concussions, or traumatic brain injury (tbi). Pain can be a self-propagating cycle, and pain pathways can become hard to break. A multi-disciplinary team including doctors, therapists, psychologists is the best way to ensure all the various symptoms are being addressed, and a good plan for recovery is in place. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty: I would give it too weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily. : A postoperative or post anesthesia unit specializes in care of patients who have recently emerged from anesthesia (and veryrecent surgery). An intensive care unit specializes in high level (intensive) physiologic monitoring, ventilators, and powerful vasoactive medications and sedatives that need to be closely titrated. There can be overlap in some places, but they are separate in others. ...Read more
Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more
At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?
Do most patients experience full recovery after suffering from post concussion syndrome? I am 11 weeks in with little progress.
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