Concussion and blood pressure

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Avatar f tn You experienced a loss of consciousness (LOC) which, in any hospital I have worked mandated admission and 24 hour observation. Commonly blood pressure is monitered to determine the degree of swelling. Strange blood pressure readings indicate swelling. Of course a CT or MRI is also indicated. Nausea is a common symptom of swelling. They also administer medications to reduce the swelling, and ocasionally drill weep holes in the skull if this doesn't work.
Avatar f tn and was hit in the head from other team mates going for the ball,he was suppossably knocked out for at least 5 min or more,and when he came too no one was around and he didnt even know what had happen to him,he just remebers gettting up from off the ground,when my father went to pick him up from school he told me that my son was looking sorta gazed at him complaining that his head hurts bad and that he couldnt see good,now at the school function there was no adults around at no part of the prac
Avatar n tn You need to get examined to rule out a few things such as low blood pressure, postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure on standing), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), severe anemia, an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), GERD or gastric reflux, and internal ear infections. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn You will soon be your normal self. Since you are tired, irritable and restless, get your blood pressure checked. Take care!
Avatar n tn Nonspecific white matter lesion. No bleeding. I don't smoke, normal weight and blood pressure, no diabetes, exercise regularly, have eaten a low-fat diet for years. I am 70, female, and have had five concussions in my active life, the last one 20 years ago. Could these be responsible for the findings since no cardiovascular disease seems present and tests for peripheral blood vessel problems in my legs are normal? If it is a result of concussions, is this condition likely to progress?
Avatar n tn I remembered that he was waiting for me with the crashed bike down the street, I remembered that I had come to the restaurant to use the bathroom and etc. When the paramedics arrived they checked my blood pressure and it was normal. I had no nausea, dizziness or disorientation the whole time they were assessing me.
Avatar n tn But after a while i noticed each night, my head, my brain feels like it is pushing from the inside, it feels swollen.., feels like the roof of my mouth is pushing up on my head.. i get pressure on the back of the eyes and sometimes sharp pains inside my head when i try to lay down, and now sometimes the moment i fall asleep, i wake myself up with a strange twitch, a full body jerk accompanied with my heart jumping and shortness of breath.
Avatar n tn I have high blood pressure and rapid pulse after a concussion 2 months ago. What is the diagnosis for this and is there treatment to fix the problem, not medicine to cover it up?
Avatar f tn Dizziness, off balance, tiredness, shortness of breathe when walking up stairs, severe flushing in the evening, crying episodes, arms and shoulders numb and tinglling and constant rolling/creepy crawly sensations all day long, gone from being the hottest person around to freezing all day long, short term memory loss to asking the same damn question over and over and over, feels like elephant is on my chest all day. Had all test done and no one seems to know what my issue is.
Avatar m tn I'm 31 male, until one year back I had little bit low blood pressure due to regular exercising. For the past 3 days and out of the blue I feel dizzy, and feeling to vomit ( low blood pressure) although I'm not exercising since few months now. It is really weirded as I it's the first time to happen and on daily basis for the past 3 days, feeling the same symptoms, rest for couple of hrs, then I'm fine. Go to work next day , feeling okay, then it happens in the after noon.
Avatar m tn The neurologist will examine you for any neurological sign, may ask for a MRI or CT scan. Try and see your neurologist as soon as possible. Meanwhile get your blood pressure checked and if the symptoms are worsening get a MRI/CT scan as soon as possible. Take care!
Avatar m tn Yes. The exercise would increase pressure within the brain and could have caused damage. The swelling from a concussion causes the damage by closing off blood vessels supplying oxygen and nutrients. Excercise prevents the swelling from going down. How much damage, if any, is problematical. If the damage shows on the CT scan, then there is, in fact, actual destruction of tissue. Rest is the appropriate thing to do for at least a week following a concussion.
Avatar m tn The cause of death is usually due to lack of oxygen to the brain secondary to swelling and the oclusion of the supply of blood and nutrients. To cut to the chase, just because you or your child has a concussion does not mean you are going to die. There are always exceptions, but usually a mild concussion will resolve by itself with no long lasting effects.
Avatar n tn , which usually include antidepressants, antiseizure meds, muscle relaxants, and most recently even a blood pressure med. Of all of the combinations of medications, none worked until amipryptaline was added to the mix. It's in the same class as nortryptaline. I read that the combination of baclafen (a muscle relaxant) and amitryptaline (antidepressant) are specific for the treatment of pain secondary to head trauma.
Avatar m tn the headaches went away for about 2 months then i was rushed to emergency with dizziness and light headedness,and blood pressure 188/89 after ct scans and other tests they could find nothing wrong.i was rushed to hospital 2 weeks after that with same symptoms plus my whole body was i have been diagnosed with post concussion it possible for this to happen and how long will it last.
Avatar n tn Hello Almost 2 weeks ago I suffered concussion from falling on ice and hitting my head. I immediately had a neurological exam and a cat scan and they said it was normal. I have had increased headaches and nausea so I had another Cat scan on wednesday night. I was told not to exercise until I am feeling better but I am getting antsy. I was told not to work out because getting my blood pressure higher can lead to bleeding in the brain. when can i work out? Can i begin with an easier work out?
Avatar f tn All the problems that go with a concussion. Anyways I have been to 3 neurologists and the last one finally said post concussion, I finally had my 3 year headache diagnosed as a chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and am on meds for it. Now I have sleep problems, I sleep to much. At least 4 naps a day, uncontrollable need for sleep. I went to a sleep study and have not heard the results yet. My question is, could this really be post concussion syndrome? does it last 3 years?
Avatar m tn My Neurologist said that I have Post Concussion Syndrome. What's the difference between concussion and PCS and when will it go away? I can't even drive, or work and to even go to a store, I'm afraid to go without someone with me. I have walked into walls and doors and to go down steps is hard for me.
Avatar f tn i was hit by a car while riding my bike 6 months ago. i suffered neck and back herniations, along with a concussion and major abrasions. Then one month ago I was in a car accident and since the second accident my bp has bee erratic now it is acute and even dangerous. i would appreciate any help on this subject.
Avatar f tn Since she has these attacks about five times a week, please ask for round the clock blood sugar, and holter monitoring for 3-4 days. In all probability she has severe fall in blood pressure or blood sugar close to the attack. Also, it may be helpful to get an EEG as well. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
10506901 tn?1431354357 It is only the second migraine I have ever had. After that I had lingering symptoms of head pressure, occasional dizziness and nausea and a headache. The headache feels like it comes in through my eyes. I have like this pressure and slight light and motion sensitivity. Sometimes it feels like it is literally in the spot between my eyes. It is chronic. I am trying to figure out if this is from Iron deficiency or concussion.
15440293 tn?1440623937 However I have noticed upon waking my blood pressure is around 90–105/ 50–80. I am extremely concerned and puzzled as to how my blood pressure and pulse pressure can vary so much in such a short amount time. Could the bradycardia be causing the dipping blood pressure, and maybe even the obstructive sleep apnea, or would sleep apnea be causing in bradycardia and dropping blood pressure??
15440293 tn?1440623937 However I have noticed upon waking my blood pressure is around 90–105/ 50–80. I am extremely concerned and puzzled as to how my blood pressure and pulse pressure can vary so much in such a short amount time. Could the bradycardia be causing the dipping blood pressure, and maybe even the obstructive sleep apnea, or would sleep apnea be causing in bradycardia and dropping blood pressure??
Avatar m tn Do you think this could have something to do with blood pressure?
Avatar f tn The stimulus causes the intensity of my headaches to increase abruptly in magnitude. And I either shutdown from my blood pressure dropping or a shutdown following an emotionally ehuasting meltdown during which I become very confused and fearful. My only solution is to stay away from environments which have certain types of conflict. It is as if this head trauma has decreased coping mechanisms that I have managed to develop over the years.
Avatar n tn I lost conciousness, have no memory of being hit, and was disoriented and in and out all the way to the emergency room. I ended up with 41 stitches in my head and after a ct scan, was sent home about 5 hrs later. It has now been 8 days. I have extreme fatigue, headaches, numb spots that come and go in my face and head, nausea, and my eye hurts (I developed a black eye about two days later).
937759 tn?1245007545 I have had a CT scan of head, neck, chest xray, a whole range of thyroid tests, cbc, blood gas, checked for blood infections, lyme disease, mono, and i think thats it. 2 years before the accident they said i had migranes and was put on depakote. Do you think this could be migranes again? I never had sinus pain or even headaches when they told me i had migranes, i was just really lightheaded. med didn't really work .
Avatar n tn She is having alot of problems with memory issues, hearing, her eye has been affected, etc. I brought her to the ENT and he did a pressure test on her and both ears were -100. I could not get the doctor to explain it to me. I need answers. She talks real loud in addition to everything else. My husband and I want the best care for her but need to be directed in the right path. Why would the pressure be -100. The doctor said that the normal is between 30 -40. Thank you.
563971 tn?1216312020 Yes I fell asleep while nursing my son. I am on blood pressure medicine and the doctor increased the dose. I did not go to sleep until about 4 hours after taking it, but it makes you drowsy until body adjust which about 3 or 4 days. My husband will be getting up with me while i am nursing at night until I am used to the meds. I never leave a baby alone anywhere!!!! You never know what could happen.
Avatar f tn about 4 hours after this happened i started to experience pressure in my face, almost like sinus pressure under my eyes. i still have the pressure, a bad headache, and a nice bump on my head but no more nausea or vertigo. what did i do to my head? p.s. me passing out has happened twice before. once last febuary(2009) i passed out and fell backwards out of the shower onto a tile floor and then once before about two years ago when i passed out and fell backwards into a bath tub.