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Old 10-22-2015, 07:42 AM
 
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I never want to go through this again EVER !

I was diagnosed with a concussion after an accident in the ocean two weeks ago. This is one of the scariest moments in my life. The first few days were the worst because I live alone and didn't know if the delayed effects would take a turn for the worse. My neighbors were the only people available to me.....but I would need to get to them. How would I do that if I was unconscious ?

Fast forward two weeks later. I am making some improvements I guess. I can drive again but I am still dizzy( but not spinning) and fatigued. My dreaming has been VERY VERY heavy. At times I am getting anxiety thinking things will get worse.

I am tired of this and want it to end but it can go on for a long time I have read.

This is getting really old.

Can anyone relate ?
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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I had post-concussion syndrome following a car accident a couple of years ago. It didn't even occur to me that my symptoms were head related as I did not strike my head on anything. It was the orthopedic doctor who was treating my other injuries who told me that my symptoms were not related to pain killers or stress that I attributed them to and he sent me to a neurologist.

What was weird was how they changed over time. Each symptom predominated for about two weeks and then disappeared. I always thought you got them all at once. In some instances they overlapped, but it was mostly different symptoms waxing and waning over a period of about four months. I was very relieved when the last one went away and I waited for the next and nothing happened. I went through phases of intense headaches on one side, meshed words, memory losses (what I was saying or doing), dizziness, vertigo and depression.

Be careful driving. When the vertigo developed, it came on suddenly, a month or so after the accident. I reached into the back of my car for my purse and it felt like the world got shifted off its axis. For the next few weeks, I couldn't even look down at my plate when I was eating without feeling like I was being pitched forward.Then headaches came back for a few weeks and I felt like this would never be over and then suddenly everything stopped and I was fine.

It gets better, just take it easy and be more careful than usual.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks !

I was lucky for the most part. No vomiting headaches memory or vision problems.

I definitely have vertigo but it feels more like sea legs. Driving is fine but staying still or sitting is when I really notice it. It is a weird feeling. I am also feeling very fatigued and my dreams have been extremely vivid. I can remember all of them.

It has been two weeks already. Nothing has gotten worse NOR has it gotten better. I've got a tobacco and marijuana addiction but have refrained from using ANYTHING. I assume some of it has to do with detoxing.

Hopefully the effects leave soon but according to my research they can last for months...yikes.

Again I was lucky but this is miserable just the same.

Thanks for sharing.
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