Concussion and light sensitivity

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Avatar m tn my name is gaurav and iam 16 years old about a month ago I,met an bike accident and i got mild head injury on my head had vomiting and was unable to remember what happened just before and after my accident then next day when i woke up my vision was blurred and there was ringing in my ears and i was unable to watch television and was sensitive to light and loud noise I thought that it was due to my head and kept on fighting with my symptoms watched television gone to school for about 10 days the
Avatar n tn I had a recent MRI of my  brain (without contrast) after I experienced 10 seconds of nausea, light-headedness and a frontal headache. The MRI showed no large vessel stenosis or aneurysm but patchy areas of signal abnormality in subcortical and periventricular white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, mainly in the frontal lobes & periatrial regions. No evidence of infract. Nonspecific white matter lesion. No bleeding.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced severe light sensitivity this long after a concussion and what their diagnosis was or what they did to stop it.
19712445 tn?1483083221 Today when I woke up my head was hurting more (in the back of my head) I also felt dizzy, light headed, sensitivity to light, rining in ears, and so on so I went back to the ER, they looked over my CT scan from Monday and said I should be fine. Since then my head pain is still here and I've also been feeling a pain in the back of my head and the area feels warm and then cold sometimes, I don't know if that is normal with a concussion.
Avatar f tn Symptoms are variable including dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, loss of concentration and memory, light and noise sensitivity, headache varying from a tension type to cluster headaches. You need to consult a neurologist immediately. no single test can prove the syndrome and the doctor may ask for a MRI scan to detect brain abnormalities, ear pathologies need to be ruled out since a lot of dizziness is there and psychiatrist to rule out anxiety and depression.
Avatar f tn Because my eyes were the most effected from the fall wtih the eye tremors and light sensitivity. I couldn't watch tv, or look at computer for weeks because my eyes would literally begin to tremor. The night I hit my head my eyes formed a crust. And eveyr night since. I am a speech path..I have worked with TBI's many times (now I know! for sure how to NOT treat them! ) and so i feel like I have some knowledge.
Avatar n tn I suffered a mild concussion in July 2007 and am still currently experiencing symptoms of dizziness, inability to concentrate, sensitivity to light/noise, and the primary symptom (that seems to be the most debilitating) is a sensation that I am always in a 'dream'. This PCS has now persisted for 5 months and although symptoms have SOMEWHAT diminished, I am concerned with the time it is taking to get better.
Avatar n tn Should I be worried at this point, with the headaches and sensitivity to light? Should I go and see a doctor about this? Everything I have read so far tells me that doctors cant really understand or predict the post-concussion effects, I hope this is not true!
Avatar f tn The second one gave me a trip to the ER in a helicopter, I had to take a week off and very slowly resume activites. Sensitivity to noises for approx 6 weeks, to light for 3 weeks. Dizzyness, headache, feeling off, trouble concentrating, trouble remembering. Started being able to drive two months after the second concussion and returning to normal life. I"m keeping away from biking, soccer, hockey, rough housing with the kids, playing baseball and the like.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms include cognitive slowing (i.e. memory loss, concentration difficulties), light sensitivity, blurred vision, depressed mood, and changes in personality, onset following a biking injury in which you sustained a concussion with loss of consciousness.
Avatar m tn I lost concussioness and not know what happened just before and after my injury it was an bike accident and i woke up on road and after that i went home after some hours i had CAT scan and MRI scan and they were normal but when i woke up next morning i was sensitive to light and noise was unable concentrate and not able to watch tv and play games on my computer but i fought my symptoms and watched tv and played video games then after a week i went to neurologist and he said its concussion then
Avatar n tn I have major sleep problems, dizziness,nausea,fatigue,bad balance,headaches,memory problems,no sense of smell, sensitivity to light and noise, very poor concentration. Everything is a huge effort. I try pushing myself but that only has made me so frusturated I turn into a monster! I'm looking for some advice from someone who has gone through this. Do i really have to go through this for another 6 months?
Avatar f tn She fell face first and had the usual symptoms of vomiting, memory loss, slurred speech, and sensitivity to light. At the emergency room, they evaluated her and then released her. She dealt with the symptoms at home and seemed to recover. Last spring (a little over 1 year after the accident), she began developing migraine headaches that were debilitating.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with post concussion disorder and i have constant migranes, memory losss, sensitivity to light and sount, nausea, and dizzyness, and i just recently have begun to have auditory hallucinations. Ive been seeing a neurologist but so far nothing is working for any of my symptoms, can anybody please recommend anything?
Avatar m tn Well it's been 3months since my accident and I still have dizziness,ringing in ears,unsteadiness when i walk, nausea,headaches,light and sound sensitivity and my head feels heavy. My doctor is puzzled and doesn't know what to do for me anymore, he gave me topamax for my headaches, phenegran for nausea, celexa for depression and amitriptyline for sleep problems.
10506901 tn?1431354357 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. If it is iron deficiency it makes sense as I was doing about 9 hours of exercise per week back when this started and I am thinking maybe I just wore myself out. I know anemia can cause migraines. I need to know what other people experience with iron deficiency headaches.
Avatar m tn MRI and blood tests were fine. Headaches may be observed after injury or trauma to the head and neck following a concussion. This may also be due to exertion headaches which occur during or following physical exertion such as running, jumping, or sexual intercourse; and even passive exertion like sneezing, coughing, or bowel movement. Majority of these are related to migraine and cluster headaches. However, if it persists, check with your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar f tn Copying notes down off a whiteboard to look down at my laptop and back up again) can give me terrifying dizziness (I once had a friend describe to me what 'tripping out' was like and it sounded just like my dizziness), light sensitivity, nausea and feeling of something not being right - this could last for a minute, tops.
Avatar f tn The headache did not relent. It continued and manifested as a typical migraine with nausea, light sensitivity, motion sensitivity, and severe pain over either or both temples. After weeks of trial and error we settled on Maxalt, Topomax (now at 75mg BID), and Verapamil. I am now diagnosed with Post-concussion syndrom and currently in PT for Cervogenic Dizziness and while there has been no improvement in the HA, the dizziness is almost gone. :).
Avatar n tn She was seen by her medical doctor on Wed and we were told her symptons of bad headaches, focusing with her eyes and balance were all a result of the concussion and whiplash that she experienced. We are aware that she is not going to heal with 24 -48 hours, but we would like to know what the expected time for her recovery is. The ER suggested she return to school 48 hours later- which wasa no given!!!
Avatar f tn About six weeks after the accident, I started to develop really bad headaches at the top of my head, nausea, dizziness, blurry vision and sensitivity to light (to the point of wearing sunglasses indoors!) My physiotherapist was convinced that I have post concussion syndrome so I went to see a neurologist, but he said that it can’t be PCS because the symptoms didn’t occur until 6 weeks later.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Approximately 4 months ago I had a biking accident whilst holidaying in Australia, the outcome was fractured ribs, broken wrist, numerous abrasions and severe concussion. I was told I was unconscious for about half an hour, however due to memory loss I do not remember anything of the incident, or much before and after. The past 4 months have been extremely difficult due to a number of symptoms which I have been suffering.
Avatar n tn First I would just feel uncomfortable and kinda warm and then I would feel dizzy. Then I would feel even more light-headed and dizzy and would feel as though I would faint if I didn't sit down. This all felt not painful, but extremely unpleasant. Then my arms and legs would go numb and feel weird, kinda like pins and needles but not quite. I would have to breathe in and out heavily to reduce the discomfort a bit.
Avatar f tn Migraines usually present with one-sided throbbing headaches associated with nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound. Rest, avoidance of triggers and pain medications prescribed by your doctor may help provide relief. A headache journal will help identify the triggers that you could avoid. You would benefit from a complete neurological examination by your doctor and imaging studies of your brain to rule out organic causes.
Avatar n tn Post concussion syndrome can cause abnormal sensitivity to light. See your FP or GP or ophthalmologist.
Avatar m tn In my opinion, lamp lights generally are safer because it uses an analog form of power to generate light (think of ocean waves.) CFL's and LED's use a digital form (1's and 0's for quick on/off to stand in for the wave form) to generate light. Digital is no doubt more efficient in light output cost. The problem with it is that it is also more efficient at concentrating EMF's.
1100598 tn?1413131026 There is also confusion, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, memory or concentration problems, sensitivity to light and noise, irritability and sleep disturbances. Continue with your medications and do update us with your neuro consult. Take care and best regards.
Avatar f tn Vomiting/nausea, light sensitivity, sensitivity to noise, confusion/altered mental state, headache, fatigue.... All are concussion symptoms. If he was hit twice he needs to see a Dr.
Avatar f tn My son suffered a concussion on November11, 2010 and has been having post concussive syndrome symptoms ever since this includes headaches almost everyday, light sensitivity,balance issues and short term memory problems. We have been to a pediatric neurologist and have had the following tests done CT scan, EEG,and MRI all were normal results. My son is taking 900mg of gabapentin 4 times a day which doesn't seem to be doing anything for him.