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Comment from: samuel ravi, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

Last Sunday, I was knocked down by a two-wheeler and I was crossing the road after prayer to reach my car. I hit my head on the ground and I was unconscious for a few minutes. I was bleeding. My family and a few bystanders helped me to the hospital where I work as a nurse. My CT was normal, but I had nausea and vomiting for an entire day. I was on IV fluids for a day and now I am back at home. It looks like I need to wear a helmet while walking! By the way, the concussion write-up here is simple and gives patients hope and guidance. Thank you.

Comment from: Skier93, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

Hit my head with a snowboard just above my right eye and just below the helmet line. I had a bump and a laceration which bled for a few minutes. Severe headaches, confusion, irritability, neck pain, nausea, fatigue, memory loss, dizziness, sleep disturbances, and sensitivity to light and noise were among my symptoms in the days to follow. I don't think the fact that I went back snowboarding that afternoon and skiing that night helped me in anyway. Unfortunately I had to fly home the day after and all that traveling didn't help. Over two months later and I still have the majority of those symptoms, especially the headaches. Went to the doctor and had blood tests and a CT scan done. Everything came back fine.

Comment from: living with it, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 06

I was hit on the head four years ago. I was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, post-concussion migraine and epilepsy. I live everyday one day at a time. I cannot make plans to do things because it just depends on how bad the migraines get or if I can actually function that day. I feel for anyone out there who is in my situation. This has turned my world upside down. I have lost my job. I have a hard time spending time with friends and family. I get irritable and so sensitive to light and noise that I most have to stay to myself. But life goes on no matter what and I learned that you have to make yourself better and live with it because after you feel this for so long, you know that you just have to push yourself to do things. Good Luck!

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I fell and hit the back of my head two days ago. Sometimes, I feel dizzy and lightheaded and I sometimes I get a slight headache. Also, my head feels tight.

Comment from: momof two, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 08

This website was very informative. Being a mom of two very active young boys, we get a lot of bumps and bruises, on the head sometimes. This helped to calm my nerves, when other websites were not as informative. Thanks again!

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I was found unconscious at the bottom of stairs. I awoke the next day in ICU with a severe concussion, and I was discharged two days later. It has been 16 days, and I still have headaches, dizziness some nausea and sometimes a little shortness of breath. I remember nothing about the fall which is very frustrating. I want to know what happened to me.

Comment from: Husband and wife, 55-64 (Patient) Published: January 26

My husband and I were in a serious car accident 8 days ago. We both experienced concussions. I experienced dizziness for4 days. He is still very dizzy, particularly when he looks down or turns his head sideways. He also experienced some short-term memory loss (he does not recall what he said to me in the car after the impact). We were both in hospital and discharged. We are using pain relievers when needed, ibuprofen, and resting as much as possible. Our lives were spared and we believe that with time all symptoms will subside.

Comment from: ellie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I got my concussion from being rear-ended in a car accident, just before I was hit head on. I don't remember much about the accident, but people were telling me that my car did a complete circle and then I went into the other lane and hit an oncoming van. I have had a constant headache and I can't sleep a full night since them. Also, I am finding it harder to focus and I have been getting dizzy and seeing floaters in my eyes.

Comment from: travis, 7-12 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

This is my second concussion, but both times, I could not remember anything. Days afterward, I had headaches, and I felt lightheaded all the time. This time, I was hit in the head by a basketball and hit my head on the bleachers.

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