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Head injuries.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Have you ever dealt with them personally?

    What are some symptoms, besides the obvious?
  2. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I can only weigh in with a concussion I got in eighth grade. Split my upper lip, too. I was in the hospital overnight, don't remember a damned thing. But I'm told I kept asking my mom over and over if dad got any ducks that morning. ;D
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I smashed my head on kitchen cabinet door this am - I saw stars and developed slight bump.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    My problem with my one and only concussion was that I felt fine about two minutes later and didn't even realize that I was walking sideways.

    Ah...the joys of high school football...
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Reason I ask is because I blacked out in high school after a workout, ran head-first into a wall and collapsed. Left the ER with a clean bill of health, but reading some of the lingering symptoms mentioned in the Chrebet thread got me thinking.
  6. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Got my head split open three times as a kid and added a concussion in college...and no side effects that I can tell. Of course, that might change once I go into work wearing my clothes inside-out and backwards.

    Um, though, if you've hit your head once, it's probably not a big deal unless oxygen somehow stopped flowing to your brain or unless it was a serious concussion. What's happened recently to make you think you have hangover from that incident?
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Dizzy spells that date back to at least that point, as well as some other things.
  8. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Also known to cause head injuries ...

  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Might want to see a neurologist, then. Just to be safe. It is VERY hard to monitor your own recovery from something like that.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That also explains dampening our enthusiasm for the lesbian action on the Brady Bunch thread...
  11. Matt Foley

    Matt Foley Member

    Dizziness is a very common symptom for people who have suffered from head trauma. Other things to look for would be cognitive deficits of any kind (memory problems or difficulty problem solving) headaches, sensitivity to light or loud noises, personality changes, problems with fine motor movements.
  12. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Go talk to your doc, wicked. He'll assess and send you for further testing if necessary.

    In the meantime, here is a great link. It comes with downloads for anyone who might be a coach or athlete themselves ... lots of good information here.

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