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Comment from: TouringGirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I have had several mild blows to the head, only one [very historical] incidence involving loss of consciousness. My recent bike crash and head blow was 1 month ago and I continue to have headaches, apathy/sadness/irritability, dizziness, imbalance issues, and a frequent sense of "mini-explosions" inside my head leading to a profound sense of "fullness". These have grossly limited my outdoor athletics (cycling, primarily), and I feel very worried that the prolonged duration of emotionality will become hard on my social circle.

Comment from: jeanne, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 26

My grandson has a concussion from a hockey game. He got hit last September and he still has a headache every morning and it's on all day. He is getting very upset and he has no more patience. He can't stand noise or bright lights. He is 15 years old.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 19

I was taken out from behind by an out of control skier 6 weeks ago while snowboarding. I was struck completely blind side and was knocked immediately unconscious for about 20 minutes. I have no recollection of the incident, the Ski Patrol toboggan ride, the ambulance ride or any events that followed for 48 hours after. My recovery has been painfully slow. An MRI reflected no bleeding or other issues but I've been suffering from, in no particular order, headaches, long and short term memory loss, sleeplessness to an extreme degree, fatigue, irritability, moodiness, anxiousness, reduction in my sense of taste and smell and a general feeling of "being lost". My vision has also been greatly affected in that I always need my reading glasses regardless of time or content. This is the first time I've suffered a head injury and the resulting effects are scary. I'm a full-time firefighter and haven't been able to return to work at all in 6 weeks.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I fell off my horse last week and landed directly on the top of my head. I was wearing my hat but still really hurt! I don't think I passed out because Ii was on my own and had a long walk back. I've suffered the usual, severe headache and just wanted to sleep all day. I thought I was better but now my head really hurts, over a week later. I am sensitive to light and I think reading has something to do with how intense my headaches are. I just can't wake up. I am really confused. When I'm at work I'm struggling for words as it seems like my entire vocabulary has fallen out my head! I'm feeling a bit stupid these days, and loud noises are a killer.

Comment from: (Caregiver) Published: March 18

I know that it is not normal for my husband to just fall asleep in the middle of an activity. My husband has back problems and his legs gave out and he fell on his head. I took him to the hospital three different times and they keep saying he is fine. I've never seen this man just fall asleep while eating, drinking, smoking his cigarette or just talking.

Comment from: me-me, 35-44 Female Published: February 23

I got hit in the head with a vase off a shelf over a month ago had a CT scan. I was seen by 3 doctors and I have ringing in the ears some confusion. I also get unbelievable headaches night and day. My right side is numb sometimes and I never know how I'm going to feel. I get very angry with the drop of a feather with my own kids. Lights hurt my eyes so much. My neck is still killing me and it's been a month.

Comment from: bradley, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 23

I recently suffered a concussion, and the residual effects of my concussion are: constant low-grade headaches all day and night 21 days post injury, intense fatigue and light sensitivity.

Comment from: Won't do that again, (Patient) Published: February 22

I went snowboarding and fell on my head doing a 13 foot jump. No one saw how I landed or if I lost consciousness, which makes things difficult for the doctor. I felt I was in a deep dream. I remembered nothing about the whole day and the day before. I was confused about what was happening in my life (like a divorce that happened a year ago and a dog who passed away a couple months ago). It has been almost a week and I am super sensitive and places like grocery stores make me confused and out of it. I get confused easily and have a problem putting my words together. I also forget things easily feeling sometimes like I'm in a daze. I was told this is post confusion syndrome. I was scared and looking for answers and I thought my story might help someone who is having problems like mine.

Comment from: lu-lu, 35-44 Female Published: January 18

I had a minimum of 4 concussions as a child between ages 4-9 that were confirmed by doctors. At 42 I still notice problems that have existed since I was small. I don't know for sure all of these are linked to the concussions but believe they are. When concentrating on something I am distracted by h small sounds such as chewing gum, sniffles, and pencils scraping the paper. Bright lights continue to hurt my eyes. I have memory lapses such as forgetting names of people I've known for a long time or a vocabulary word I want to use in a specific situation. When big pressure systems move into the area I do get Migraines. Migraines were very common when I was a child but don't occur as often now.

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