Patient Comments: Concussion - Symptoms

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Comment from: BlowToTheHead, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

My first concussion was due to an automotive accident that caused loss of consciousness for 10 or 15 minutes, a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), fractured skull, bleeding and subsequent blood clot on my brain, and other various injuries. The TBI was severe enough that I do not recall the accident, 5 to 10 minutes before the accident, and 4 days after, while still hospitalized. From witnesses I was disoriented, extremely combative, swearing like a sailor, had severe impairment of brain cognition, and other symptoms.

Comment from: Concerned , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

Head hurt, nausea, agitation, and sensitivity to light are my concussion symptoms. I can feel pressure inside my head.

Comment from: simonsenfamily, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I was hit in the head with a golf iron which gave me a concussion, loose teeth and stitches. I did have a CT scan which came back negative. It has been 4 months and I am still suffering from the symptoms. I will have episodes where I have to sit in my closet shaking, crying with pain and nausea. I get relief when I put my earplugs in and eye mask on and sleep. Noise, lights, and anything with mental simulation will trigger it. It's like having the worst migraine in your life. I have also noticed behavior changes like being over sensitive, anger, and depression. For relief from my neck pain I have been seeing a chiropractor and massage therapist weekly.

Comment from: Jhat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 25

It has been 13 months since an auto accident resulted in a concussion. I suffered dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, confusion, headaches, memory loss, poor balance, and mood disorder for several months and still have most of these symptoms at one time or another. I have learned that stress, standing or turning quickly, lights and noises bring the symptoms back. Through meditation, writing things down, Lumosity brain games, and plenty of sleep (9 to 10 hours per night) the symptoms can be minimized. Good Luck and keep a positive attitude.

Comment from: Dsjbj2, (Patient) Published: October 16

I slipped and blacked out one night while walking to the bathroom. When I fell, I hit the back of my neck and head on the granite bathroom counter and was out for a minute. I saw a flash of white light. I got up to use the bathroom and fell forward and hit my head. It has been about almost 2 months. My biggest problem is that I still have symptoms such as headaches, pain, dizziness, and loss of balance.

Comment from: Db, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

My concussion symptoms are extreme vertigo, my eyes going back and forth and seeing triple vision. I was taken to the hospital, and an MRI and CT scan was done. I was discharged to physical therapy, where they maneuvered my head, causing my eyes to go back and forth. It has been 6 weeks with vertigo, and I cannot drive, or think.

Comment from: BarbaraD, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

It has been roughly a week since my concussion. At first, I had a terrible headache that wouldn't go away with sleep or Aleve like my normal headaches would. I was also ever-so-slightly dizzy/funky feeling. But, it wasn't until I Googled headache causes that I made the connection between my symptoms and the sleepwalking incident I'd had a few days prior (rammed into the door frame, forehead first). Things have improved, but periodically I'm still experiencing mild headaches and barely noticeable dizziness (usually worse in the evenings).

Comment from: Rosie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

My concussion symptoms include severe neck pain, severe and repeated vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise. At first all my food tasted metallic or there was no taste at all. This symptom is still there and it has been 2 months since my accident. My vision is much worse since the accident and my thinking is unclear most times. I have to really think and concentrate before answering questions. I have severe headaches and dizziness. Some days I feel I cannot care for myself and activities such as cooking and bathing are difficult.

Published: January 02

I fell last night and hit my head. Today I have a bad headache and there is a bump on the upper left side of my head.

Comment from: linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I walked into a glass door and hit my front forehead hard. I have nausea, headache, neck ache and feel tired and sluggish.

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