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Comment from: MLou, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I had a significant concussion 20 years ago from a car accident. I struck above my left eye during the accident. I had personality changes, short term memory changes, one of two kinds of headaches several times a day for every day for 2 years. One day I woke up and realized I had not had a headache for a couple of days. At that time I was given the term post concussion syndrome. Until that time, I thought all syndrome medical diagnosis were "hooey" - that event changed my attitude for certain. Since that time I have had the occasional HA, memory loss associated with being an over 50 female :-) but no other lasting issues. Two weeks ago I was head butted by a 90+ lb Lab while breaking up a dog fight. I had two black eyes and a laceration to my forehead above my eyes. 24 hours later I began to vomit and bought myself a CT scan which was negative for a bleed. Obviously I am concussed again. It has been the worst two weeks of my life, between the initial nausea and vomiting and the headaches. Now it is just the fog I am in, the occasional headache, and how I just feel a "bubble off center". I am a critical care nurse. I now have a new appreciation for the head injured patients I see. I am also amazed at how some of these sports figures go through this time after time. I know one head injury or concussion makes you an easier victim for a second concussion but this really makes a believer out of me!

Comment from: GM MAIN, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 23

I had a bad fall resulting in a hard low to the right side of my head just above my right eye. I was knocked out for about 15 to 20 minutes. I have had a cat scan and have been off work for 11 days now. I still feel like my head is swelled and have headaches throughout the day. I have been having constant neck pain. I went back to the doctor today and she finally said I want you to have a MRI done, but I don't think we will find anything.

Comment from: ALAN, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 16

I fell backward down some tiled stairs, and hit my head hard, I don't remember a thing, people who were there related this to me. I lay on my back, my eyes were rolling and my head bleeding, I stopped breathing for about a minute, they poured water over me. I awoke after about 8 minutes, I went to bed. The next day I had a lump at the back of my head, and felt awful all day. The next day I had to take a plane trip, of over 35 hours, using 3 planes and waiting around in airports etc. I'm now home, but feel disorientated, and a permanent headache, I think the pressure in the cabin of the aircraft I was in, has exacerbated my condition, I have had concussion before, whilst playing sport, but nothing as bad as this, I'm going to the doctor shortly.

Comment from: SMEEHAN, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I had dizziness, dry heaving, and a slight pressure on the top of my head.

Comment from: SallyO, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

For my concussion, I had an extreme headache, especially at night. It felt like a baseball bat had hit my head. The pain went away after 36 hours. I went to the hospital and had a scan and results came back with no bleeding in my brain. I took Tylenol 3 for pain. 48 hours later, I was feeling much better. A horse came down on top of my head full force. I had two other blows of the same spot two months prior due to an overhanging beam out of my peripheral vision.

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.

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