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Is amnesia symptoms two months post concussion dangerous?

Is amnesia symptoms two months post concussion dangerous?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more


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Tips for post stroke rehab?

Tips for post stroke rehab?

Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though. ...Read more

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Post cerebral concussion, will i need phenytoin?

Post cerebral concussion, will i need phenytoin?

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

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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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How should one take care of a brother suffering post traumatic stress disorder?

How should one take care of a brother suffering post traumatic stress disorder?

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

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My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football). ...Read more

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Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Brain stimulation : Brain stimulation using audio visual aides, puzzles, games and also physical exercise would help in the recovery process. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for treating severe ongoing headache caused by post concussion syndrome?

NSAIDS: I would recommend either 2-3 Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs or Aleve- 2 tab initially, then 1 every 8 hrs: if not relieved- go directly to the ER-TODAY. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Debilitating stiff neck for a week, no headache, temp 96.1. Seek emergency medical care?

Debilitating stiff neck for a week, no headache, temp 96.1. Seek emergency medical care?

Yes...: Depending your medical hx....if immune compromised, can be herpes meningitis. If coagulopathy/ injury/HTN...can be suarchnoid bleed.Otherwise simple torticollis will be the Dx....is mor common at this time. ...Read more

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Emotional recovery time after being?In intensive care unit 2 weeks?

Emotional recovery time after being?In intensive care unit 2 weeks?

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

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Can you give me advice with headaches 8 months after concussion?

Can you give me advice with headaches 8 months after concussion?

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

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Please inform me on post-op recovery for boxers fracture?

Please inform me on post-op recovery for boxers fracture?

Like any other: Fracture, it take about8 weeks to heal, will be in cast or brace for that period of time usually they healed fine. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the "post operative room", the same as "intensive care unit" (icu)?

Please help? Is the "post operative room", the same as "intensive care unit" (icu)?

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

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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

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

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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?

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?

7th nerve: Bells Palsy is usually caused by a virus. Since you just had a craniotomy and your nerve was originally working most likely it is a temporary scenario caused by acute swelling surrounding the nerve. ...Read more

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Do most patients experience full recovery after suffering from post concussion syndrome? I am 11 weeks in with little progress.

It take time: first if you had a real concussion you should be under the care of a physician you should not drive solo on this one the most severe the concussion is the longer time it take to recover so please do me a favor and go and see your doctor good luck ...Read more