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Old 07-15-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

I have dizziness, clumsiness and my head aches.

When I lay down, it's better. Sitting and standing make me nauseous and I stumble.

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:52 PM   #2
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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Have you at least been treated by a doctor?

How do you know it's a concussion?

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Old 07-16-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Yes, Quincy, my doctor told me I have a mild one. He said nothing will really help, I just thought I'd check with people on the boards.

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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Hi, well hopefully he will want to see you again...... How were you diagnosed?

If you experience any other setbacks such as sleeping for extended periods of time over and above normal hours, headache or speech or memory problems...hopefully you will seek immediate care.

It does take time....

But, if you're concerned do an indepth search in the internet and see if there are any other questions you need to ask your doc.. Knowledge for patients is proactive care.. But unnecessary worry can cause more problems.

I hope you have no other problems along with the already suffered injury.

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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Quincy, I have the headache and the sleeping for extended periods of time---that's all I want to do.

I'm so dizzy and lightheaded and nauseous.

He is going to see me again next week.

He just diagnosed me by my symptoms (I was hit in the head several times) and by examining my eyes. I had another mild concussion months ago from a car accident.

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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Woah, i think you need a second opinion, or go to the hospital since you're still not doing well.

OR call your doctor and ask him if you can get a head x-ray or CAT scan since this is the SECOND one you've had.

I don't know much about concussions....but did he say that what you're experiencing is normal?

Do you have someone around who can keep an eye on you to make sure if your symptoms get worse, you can be taken to seek help?

quincy

Maybe you can call him and ask if you should be sleeping a lot. Maybe not wait until next week. Have you checked the net as far as what normal symptoms are? Maybe I should as well since I don't know either!
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Re: Does anyone know what to take for a mild concussion?

Quincy, I had the brain scan the last time (which I think was MUCH worse than this time). The scan was normal.

The dr. said then that it takes a lot of time (maybe 3 months or so) before you feel back to normal again.

I will mention another scan to him too see what he says.

Thanks for caring,

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