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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

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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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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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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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