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I sustained a concussion 7 months ago and am still suffering from many symptoms (post-concussion syndrome). Is there any danger to having sex now?

I sustained a concussion 7 months ago and am still suffering from many symptoms (post-concussion syndrome). Is there any danger to having sex now?

Concussion: It is recommended to slowly reAengage yourself back into normal daily activities, with avoiding any activity that makes your head hurt or any other symptom that started after your concussion (dizziness, sensitivity to light, etc) worse. In general, if it makes it worse, wait longer. The idea of no pain no gain is not valid here. ...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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What is post concussion syndrome? What are its symptoms?

What is post concussion syndrome? What are its symptoms?

Not necessarily: Post-concussion syndrome is a condition the can occur after a head injury in which your symptoms can go on for the days that can continue for the days that follow. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, confusion, etc. If your dizziness, headaches or any other symptoms worsen, it would be good to be re-evaluated. Your brain needs complete rest after a concussion. ...Read more

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For what length of time can post concussion syndrome last along with its symptoms?

For what length of time can post concussion syndrome last along with its symptoms?

Variable: Post concussion syndrome may be transient but in some cases symptoms may persist for many months. ...Read more

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Are post concussion syndrome symptoms that linger psychological or physical?

Are post concussion syndrome symptoms that linger psychological or physical?

Concussion: Actually both. There is the physical elements of a concussion. Then there are psychosocial aspects that prolong concussion symptoms if not addressed. Then add in the vestibular aspect that frequently gets over looked and one can have a prolonged recovery. see a concussion expert ...Read more

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I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms. Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms.  Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

Treatment available: Since yoiur symptoms have gone on so long, it is time to consider treatment that might help. For instance Amantadine has been shown to significantly improve this condition. Consult a neurologist. ...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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What is a post concussion syndrome?

What is a post concussion syndrome?

A Mix of Symptoms: More and more is being learned about concussions. Obvious symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, pain upon light exposure.And headaches. Subtle symptoms include " muddy thinking", slow reflexive response, poor school work etc.Final resolution may take months. There are validated tests and specialists for proper evaluation and they should be used.These symptoms are the syndrome. ...Read more

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Will my post concussion syndrome ever go away?

Yes: Most of the times symptoms subside but can take from months to years. Rarely they are permanent. ...Read more

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How to know if I have post concussion syndrome?

Exam and history: It is hard to make a diagnosis on symptoms alone. If you have experienced a trauma to the head and have symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, memory loss, ringing in the ears and/or difficulty concentrating, you may be experiencing symptoms from a concussion. Consult with a doctor for a full assessment. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?

3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable. ...Read more

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What can you do to deal with post-concussion syndrome?

Professional help: The word syndrome signifies multiple symptoms that often occur together. However only one or more symptoms may afflict any individual. In above syndrome symptoms are headaches, dizziness, ataxia, memory impairment, word finding difficulty, anxiety and depression. You often need physician's help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post concussion syndrome! any advice?

Can you tell me about post concussion syndrome! any advice?

Post concussion: There are several symptoms that can occur after a concussion. It takes time to recover, and there are steps that are taken to be sure the symptoms do not return. Recovery may take days or weeks. Here is a helpful link: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion-notes/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post concussion syndrome after 9 months?

Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can be associated with persistent headache, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems and cognitive changes. The degree of symptomology depends on the extent of the original injury, and in the case of athletes, the number of prior injuries. Pain medications, anti-depressants, cognitive therapy can be helpful. It important to avoid re-injury, ...Read more

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What is the latest info on post concussion syndrome from studies?

What is the latest info on post concussion syndrome from studies?

Individualized: Outcomes vary from person to person. The leading thought is to monitor with neuropsych testing until normal. Normal implies not just no headache but no symptoms of any kind. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going there for post concussion syndrome, a little worried?

Unclear: I am not sure where you are going, but if you are having continued symptoms after a concussion, post-concussive syndrome, I would recommend evaluation by a physician to make sure that you don't have a more serious reason for continued symptoms. You have nothing to worry about, get evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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What kind of tests are used by a neuropsychologist? Going there for post concussion syndrome, a little worried?

Neuropsychology test: The testing used by neuropsychology are to examine your cognitive functions. The examination is usually answering a set of questions and a clinical eviation. They do not hurt or are invasive. The testing does usually take a few hours so be prepared to spend half a day. ...Read more

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I was told i could have post concussion syndrome or something like that. Could I have it from something that happened a year ago?

I was told i could have post concussion syndrome or something like that. Could I have it from something that happened a year ago?

Yes: Post concussion syndrome although usually short lived, days to weeks, following a concussion can in a minority of patients last for over a year. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia , difficulty concentrating, noise and light sensitivity. If you have not already had further diagnostic studies such as MRI and possibly neuro psych testing would consider. See neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there stages to Post Concussion Syndrome? Can you tell when it's at its worse and when it starts to decline? Currently 7 weeks out from concussion.

Is there stages to Post Concussion Syndrome? Can you tell when it's at its worse and when it starts to decline? Currently 7 weeks out from concussion.

Informal progression: The most severe point is the period of the injury, followed by the next 24-36 hrs. Then within the next 4-6 weeks, symptoms resolve, and "post-concussional pathology" departs. Lingering symptoms such as headaches and emotional reactions can persist, but if cognitive issues remain, this suggests a more permanent brain injury and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more