How long does a mild concussion symptoms last

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Avatar f tn I don't understand how a mild concussion can take so long to heal. I know people on the football team who have gotten knocked out and have severe concussions that lasted only a month. All I did was fall over and I didn't even hit my head, so why is mine so much worse now?
Avatar n tn How long will my symptoms last? Is Chronic Subdural Hematoma a possibility even though the trauma trivial?
Avatar f tn I still have pressure to my head everyday-some days not as bad as others. You do think after a while people don't believe that the symptoms can last that long-but I'm telling you they can. I am a work-aholic and refuse to even consider disability. I have always just wanted my old head back. Since that has not happened, I have been pro-active in doing anything I can to help without having to rely on drugs.
Avatar m tn Thank you very much for your suggestions. You and your sister suffereing for very long time and definetely brave. I live in Washington D.C. area and I did tried neurofeedback. I The psychologist who treated is very well known to treat TBI patients and she is very good understanding my issues too. I was able to go for around 15 sessions. It did help somewhat may be to bring down my anxiety. My main issue is persistent dizziness, feeling heavy headed (not headache) and fatigue.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1285343'>Long Term Whiplash Injury Symptoms</a> was started.
Avatar n tn (a) Where a behavioral change first occurs weeks after a concussion, what would be causing this? I would have assumed that symptoms would improve over time -- not that new symptoms would present themselves. And (b) does this delayed onset tend to suggest that the changes are more likely to be permanent? We saw a neurologist today, who said that concussions in the frontal lobe area often result in "disinhibited behavior," such as what our daughter is showing.
Avatar f tn this is my first day without taking anything in a few months. i didnt sleep at all last night. how long does no sleep last?
Avatar m tn In case anyone else has this problem, I want my experience to be available to them. There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer.
Avatar f tn Also I am incredibly unbalanced and all of these symptoms worsened after my last concussion which happened to be my fifth. From this one I had a report of severe concussion with mild amnesia, which four months later has not gone away. I also exhibit no abnormalities in my eyes. Sorry I forgot to include this before.
1435895 tn?1304294841 Hi and welcome. Many time a fall or a MVA...a hard cough or sneeze can trigger chairi symptoms into a more active pattern. Some of us have had symptoms our whole lives and r aware of them, others dismissed them as relating to something else.... We do have a list of drs for u to use as a starting point, be sure to ask ur dr if he is a true chiari specialist....many times u can tell by the way he responds to ur symptoms. Ray has given u some very good info.
Avatar f tn Are you still vulnerable even when symtpoms (almost) disappeared? - Will symtpoms now last as long as the first time? -For how long will the brain be more vulnerable? Hopefully I wont’t have problems after every light bump the rest of my life. -Could something else be the problem? I have an appointment in the hospital in 2 weeks. Could an MRI be useful?
Avatar n tn the Chiropractor uses something like and tins unit(sp) and that helps. What I'd like to know is, is the numbness a part of it? How long does this last and what can I do to get over it. Am I messed up for life?
Avatar m tn It may be that the only way to get back is to go back on Paxil for the rest of my life, but that's a last resort. I don't really know how to answer you without you having seen what happened and how fast it happened. I decided to wait it out, but it never went away, and I don't want to live a life all drugged up. I'm a writer, and I went off the Paxil because the new side effects were getting in my way; imagine what it would be like on four different drugs?
Avatar n tn My vertigo comes only from my right ear, so I try to lay on my left side when I sleep or lay on the couch, maybe that's where I get the stiff neck from, but it does prevent the attacks a bit! I still get an attack about 5 times per year but they won't last as long anymore since I've been doing the Epley in conjunction with the antihistamin. So instead of being sick for weeks it might take 2 to 5 days.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Your symptoms highly suggest a neurologic cause. To determine the definite diagnosis, your medical history and the results of the tests and ekg are essential. Loss of smell or anosmia may be due to temporary or permanent irritation, or destruction of the mucus membranes lining the inside of the nose; obstruction of the nasal passages, and damage to the brain or nerves. Do keep us posted with the test results. Take care and best regards.
Avatar f tn some may know a bit more of chiari that a dr....but best to see the true experts. Keep a log of ur symptoms...what they bad and what u did that day...ect so when u do get in to see someone u have a record of it... I am happy to have u join our family here, but sorry for the reason u had to seek us out.
Avatar n tn I am praying that it is a temporary thing and will not last long. I can relate to all of you when you describe the "anxiety, depression and insomnia". I had never experienced any of these things in my life until last year. My mother passed away and I also was pregnant, which made my hormones go crazy! I lost the baby which added to the depression. I didn't think I was going to make it through that hell. but through it all, I hung unto my faith in God and He saw me through.
147426 tn?1317269232 I am 29, I first went to the doctor for paresthesias in Jan 08. I first noticed odd sensations last summer, not long after a bout of infections back-to-back including bronchitis, sinusitis, and ear infections.
Avatar m tn Has anybody else been through this? If so, how long does it take to feel like you've come down completely, or will it ever even go away? Could it be withdrawals, or can you even have withdrawals from something that's not physically addictive? How long will it take my vision to be normal? Have I done permanent brain damage? Are there any ways to speed up the healing process besides taking prescription drugs?
1211508 tn?1343083205 I also was hit in head 2 times by a TV flying off a upper shelf in a motor home while going down the road.Idiot didn't secure it 2 different times. I was told the last time I had a concussion, no follow up has ever been done. Does anyone know if it could be related? Right now as I sit typing, I am feeling light headed, dizzy and strange. I sure hope someone has an answer for us.
Avatar n tn I had an MRI of my head and the thoratic area following a minor car accident last week that left me with a mild concussion. I had no LOC. Initially, I went to the ER and had a CT scan which was normal. I was then sent for an MRI. Three years ago, i was diagnosed with a herniation of the C5-C6 disc. The today's MRI report states, "C5-C6 disc space level demonstrates a moderate diffuse disc bulge with right paracentral disc protrusion with associated annular tear.
559187 tn?1330786456 I was diagnosed in '94 after neuro exam, years of different (mild) symptoms and an MRI. He said that the MRI led him to a dx of MS, at the time I was kind of relieved to get a dx because I was imagining all sorts of things (eg brain tumor!). A couple of years ago when I went back to the neuro (a different one) to ask about DMDs she said that she wanted to do an LP to confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn The symptoms don't all come around at once, but do come on a daily basis. I'm sure it's just a mild concussion, but how long does it last?
Avatar n tn There is a doctor in the UK who recommends doing a cross over to valium to get off of xanex. She equates .25 mg of xanex to 5 mg of valium. If you go on 5 mg of valium and decrease the dosage by 1 mg or 1/2 mg every week or two you should be fine. Otherwise, I would suggest you divide the .25 mg pill in four and go down by 1/4 pill every one to two weeks until off. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I also have a weird sort of pressure/tingling on the top middle of my head which has been there almost constantly the last few weeks. I have seen a new doctor and gone over most of my symptoms. He has ordered a blood test which came back fine and I started taking 5mg of amitriptyline which I stopped several days ago because it wasn't helping (doc said I could if I wanted). I'm on the public system to see a neurologist but I'm on the non urgent waiting list.
Avatar f tn At first I thought I had a brain tumor but now I've found a lot of my symptoms seem to be common in MS and maybe I just have a mild case or its just developing? I feel like I've been dealing with this for so long and still don't have a real answer. I'm paranoid its MS and I just want to feel normal. I'm not sure why the neurologist in 2012 wouldn't have picked it up then but is it possible it could have come on since then?
Avatar m tn I went to his office and he said I had a concussion and I should get a CT scan. I got one immediately and the results looked perfectly normal. We went to go see a movie after, and I began feeling the same symptoms, like I was going to pass out. I started freaking out, breathing heavy, getting dizzy, and begged my mom to leave the movie and take me to the hospital. So we went and I began freaking out even more when I got there, legitimately thinking I was going to die.
Avatar n tn Cardiologist: Once a year to check out my pacemaker and to see how I am doing. Endocrinologist: Twice a year and after each of my US reports, he check in on me to see if we need to do an FNA. By the way I also had Hashi/Graves Antibodies checked and they were normal. Neurologist: I see a neurologist because they believe my heart issue and BP issue is because of undiagnosed Celiac Disease messing up my autonomic system.
Avatar f tn I may even consider an allergist. And last but not least a second or third opinion from another neurologist? It does not make sense that nothing has changed and suddenly he has debilitating headaches. A possible key as you suggested is the death of his mother. So if that is the factor at least the headache pain should be treated. Does the visits to the therapist make his headaches better? If so you need to find a way to see the therapist more than every other month.
555358 tn?1292535661 I had CT scans and X-rays (interestingly enough, no MRI). I ended up having a concussion, a total of nine broken bones in my hand and wrist, and a lot of strained muscles. They sent me home late in the evening. At the time I worked at, and attended, a state college. I drove a shuttle van and was, because of my injuries, out of work for about 8 months while I recuperated. I also wasn’t able to attend classes.