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Comment from: overit, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I fell off my horse at 14. I was going over a jump, and we missed. My horse fell over my head and cracked my riding helmet. The first thing I did was to check his legs and they were OK. Then I passed out. My friends took my horse back to the stable. When I came to, I went back to the stable and said that I have to go over that jump again or I will be afraid and so will my horse. I went back over the jump and he cleared it. I developed a very bad headache. When my mother came to pick me up, I told her that I needed to swing by the hospital. She said that she knew something was wrong. I had a concussion and later developed migraine headaches. Now they are finally gone. I still have depression and anxiety, though.

Comment from: Buzzcrcket, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 05

Four weeks ago I got twisted up in two dog leashes and fell backward hitting the back of my head. I could not move though I knew I was bleeding. Someone found me on the sidewalk and called EMTs and police. They cleaned up my bleeding and patched my head. My left eye blackened and my teeth were all sensitive as was my jaw. Fluid continued to ooze from my ears, nose and wound. I have not been to a doctor. I live alone and am fearful because I have a lot of dizziness, headaches, neck pains, erratic heart beats. I was not able to "break" my fall with my hands or body.

Comment from: phyllis, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I was in a serious auto accident in 2010. The worse was concussion and positional vertigo. Yesterday, while working, my head started to feel weird, legs didn't want to go in right direction, felt like my throat was closing up. I am still weak today. During this episode, the back of my head, near brain stem was in quite a bit of pain.

Comment from: 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I fell and hit the back of my head rather hard. I do not have any symptoms or even swelling.

Comment from: Jim, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I was playing in a racquetball tournament I hit my head on the wall. The player I was playing said I dove at a ball and slid into the wall. He may think I dove but I will guarantee the whole world that I did not intentionally dive. I am 72 years old! That floor and wall are as hard or harder than my head. The scary thing is that I don't remember what happened just prior to the incident. I was unconscious for maybe a minute, woke up lying in the floor with several people around asking if I was OK. I was very disoriented and was asking what happened. I played no more but didn't go to the doctor until the following Monday. She performed several simple tests and said she thought I would be okay, but if certain symptoms occurred to go to hospital and have CT scan. I have had a mild to medium head ache almost constantly since, but no other symptoms.

Comment from: Sara, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

I fell off a push bike. My helmet had cracks in 3 places. I had bad concussion. I broke my hip, and had a hip replacement two days later. It's now over a year later, but I still have memory problems, short term memory loss, and trouble remembering names, and forgetting where I am going and what for. I would like to know what I can do to assist recovery.

Comment from: headmaster, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

On Feb 24, 2012 I fell backwards at a hockey rink and hit my head hard. Now, into third month, ringing in the ears has reduced to a buzzing. It's usually quiet in the morning and more buzzing occurs as day goes on.

Comment from: Dizzy spell, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I had a fall during my ski trip about a month ago. I did not have any helmet on during that fall. The fall caught me by surprise and I may have a loss of memory for a very short duration. Everything was fine after that and I managed to ski. However, I begun having dizziness a week ago and the dizziness has not gone away since.

Comment from: Max, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 12

I slipped on some snow covered Ice and struck the back of my head hard enough to cause some external bleeding. I was quite dizzy momentarily and after a few minutes I continued driving for several hours to my destination. On the next morning, I went downhill skiing for two hours but due to extreme Fog, I stopped and decided to visit a hospital, where I was examined and I also had a CT scan.


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