Concussion and dehydration

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If your kitten's been throwing up for the last 24 hrs, then you really should take him to the vet. Vomiting for 24 hrs like that is not normal, whether it's a concussion or something else. The only home treatment you can do is to try and prevent your kitten from becoming dehydrated. This can happen with in as little as a day with a kitten. You can try to give him syringes of water every couple of hours. If he can't keep water down, then I'd get him to an emergency vet.
I assume you got immediate care for the emergency. Brain hemmorage and swelling can occur and must be addressed urgently or there will be irreparable and non-reversable damage. That said to address the nutrition. I think you are on the right track with an easily digestible protein and a complex carb. with brain pressure from the swelling and subsequent headache it is very common to loose all appetite. So what every liquids you can get in him, plus the protein/carb gruel is right on.
Never any health problems untill now. Pre season and first few games he was fine. 3rd game he got clipped and went down on his head hard. Looking back, we assume he had a concussion. Next few games were fine, then he started getting "lazy" by 3rd quarter. At this point the only visible signs of a problem were profuse sweating, really blood shot eyes and he was tired. The "laziness" started earlier in the next games then he began to stagger and get pale.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who canceled an overseas trip last weekend because of illness, suffered a concussion after fainting due to dehydration, prompting the postponement of her scheduled congressional testimony on the attack on a U.S. mission in Libya, officials said on Saturday.
I did this all throughout high school but since my concussions I’ve noticed my vision gets blurry when I’m down to weight I have severe irritability and I feel like my body just doesn’t function the way it once did prior to all of my concussion. I understand the effects of dehydration on performance but I’ve never experienced my body just shutting down on me like it does now.
I am wondering if another issue I have is related and would also be caused by my thyroid. About nine months ago I was sparring (martial arts) and got kicked in the face. It wasn't hard, but enough to knock my head back a bit, but certainly not enough to knock me out. After a few seconds I started getting blurred vision and then a flash of images began passing before me. I was still conscious but almost out.
Another thing i found was being tired, difficult to engage with, feeling sick and/or loss of memory about the incident can be due to a concussion, where i have at some point experienced those things. Don't get me wrong, im certainly no expert. this is the problem, you hear so many things, but whether they relate to you or not is a different matter. Am i overreacting? Should i be concerned?
Hi all. I too am glad I found this forum. Maybe I can find some calming words of wisdom here. I am a 30 year old female and I have been experiencing all kinds of symptoms for about 8 months. It started with these weird headaches. It was more of an intense pressure sensation, like someone was squeezing my temples and I couldn't see straight. They lasted 15-20 minutes and then completely went away. These sound much like the pressure sensation that others have been describing.
My 5yr old daughter has had 4 episodes of fainting the first two been the worst i was called to school as she fainted when standing (not doing anything energetic) the teacher noticed blue around her mouth i took her to gp and while waiting in waiting room she was on my knee very pale(grey in colour face and lips and blue around her mouth she passed out in my arms and was unconcious for around 20mins the doctors lay her on bed and rang ambulance her face was grey in colour and lips the same colou
Wed AM 3/20 Accident at work - torn tendon in my forearm and mild concussion (ER visit). Sun PM 3/24 Bad stomach bug - ER visit due to severe dehydration. Tues AM 3/26 Followed up with GI dr in the morning - Rx'd antibiotics due to suspected enteritis. Tues PM 3/26 ER visit due to worsening symptoms, increasing fever - CT scan confirmed infection in small intestine. Wed PM 3/27 ER visit due to allergic (anaphylactic) reaction to antibiotics (sulfa drugs).
Unfortunately, in late November, as I was feeling the best I had felt since it began (still not 100%) I was in a severe car accident and got a concussion along with some pretty bad bruising on my ribcage (on my right chest and the back by my spine). After taking some Vicoden (which upset my stomach) I got off it and after about two weeks, the identifiable muscle pain left my system.
I got sick of it so I went to the doctor who checked my ears and said that it did look sore in there and perhaps I had an infection so they prescribed a low dose of amoxicillin. I took about 1/3 of the dose and stopped because the symptoms went away. I didnt like the side effects (bad stomach) so I stopped taking it since the vibrating had stopped. The vibrating came back though after a few days, and it became a constant sense of vibrating.
plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing. I am having a low grade headache;some low grade burred vision; dizziness when turning over in the bed and some facial pain behind my eyes. Please tell me if we should be looking at other things.
My son suffered a minor concussion at the age of 12-13. I taken him to the hospital immediately and a CT Scan was done and they said to me he had a minor concussion and to observe him for 48 hours. So of course I did and was very scare. Could this incident triggered this condition that he has now? I would like to make an appt. with a doctor to have this test done.
Your vet will explain (presumably, and certainly if he is one of the good ones) how to manage your best friend's condition. There are certain key things with concussion ... first and foremost is to keep your dog calm and allow things to heal naturally, as far as possible. Do not permit her to climb (or be placed) on the bed, as she could very easily fall again in her dazed state. In fact, do not permit her on anything above floor level.
Yesterday I experienced a sudden memory loss an it lasted up to 30 minutes. I was not able to recall anything during this time span. I had met with an accident 8 yrs ago and had a block in my frontal. It was cured by medicines. At that time I had similar condition and it lasted up to 3 days after which I recovered. Could you please give an advice on this?
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
His regular medical doctor says its probably do more to the heat and dehydration than anything but i'm worried could this be a late blooming after effect of the injury? Should we have a cat scan done to make sure its not bleeding again? The only symptom is the headaches but it never was a problem before. How long can this injury follow him around?
I didn't go see a doctor. I saw a doctor in 2006 who told me it was due to dehydration and that I would probably experience a cold soon since my white blood cell count was up. I've had three seizures since then. I told my physician about the seizures in my routine physical and he sent me to get an EEG. The EEG came back showing "signs of irritation." I then went to get an MRI which showed a growth in my pituitary gland and scarring on the left side of my brain.
A complete evaluation will be helpful for detecting whether the cause of this diarrhea is related to the fall or is due to some other cause. Nausea can be seen after head injury due to any concussion and can be diagnosed through magnetic resonance imaging. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. See a primary care physician. He may further refer you to a neurologist or other specialist depending on your clinical findings. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
My symptoms got severe only after a month with near passing out and went down hill after that. They put this collectively under Post Concussion Syndrome and there is no specific treatment but lot of other alternative treatments out there and tried quite a few and helped only a little bit (neurofeedback, HBOT, vision therapy etc.,) .
I've bumped my head before in different places and never had a concussion. But when I hit this spot on the back of my head... I stumbled around then was out for 3hrs before anyone knew what was going on. They called an ambulance and I went to the hospital, diagnosed with a concussion. They didn't say anything about a soft spot on my head... My memory, speech, balance were affected for weeks. I was in bed nauseous with a horrible headache for 2 weeks...
Also urinating frequently . And over the pAst week , the sides in my lower back have been hurting and getting worse to the point I have to hold into something to lift myself up. Now, the issue is. I have been on topiramate. ( generic for topamax for almost 2 years now for severe concussion. I tried taking myself of the meds about 6 months ago because I was tired o the side effects. ( hair falling out , weight loss, sleepyness).
I'd get to a cardiologist and PC doc ASAP. Hard to say what it is but a racing heart in the manner you described sounds similar to a tacycardia. Mine used to happen just as you decribed. Better to be safe than sorry. Tachycardias and arrhythmias are common and very scary. I'm learning to live with mine. It's not easy but I'm managing. Best of luck.
He went to the ER w/ dehydration during football hell week. When he was at the ER, he was so severely dehydrated that they ran every test. xray L-spine, abd us, kidney us and last head ct to r/o head trama.
I do have Tourette Syndrome, and it causes me to make involuntary jerks with my head and neck. It is possible that this gave me a concussion or whiplash. However, none of my tests so far have proven that. Tourette Syndrome waxes and wanes, and last April mine hadn't been too bad, which also led me to think that this was something else. Before the day this all started, I was very happy and successful. It just doesn't make sense for this strange feeling to come on so suddenly.
At any exertion, sweat would pour from his head and the rest of his body and he would continue sweating for a long time afterwards. Heartburn and acid reflux, especially at night. Flushing in the face, without apparent reason. His doctor diagnosed him with depression. Against his grain, he agreed to try different anti-depressants but things kept getting worse. Apart from all of the other symptoms, he started having some episodes that his doctor described as panic attacks.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
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