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Old 06-21-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
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Head Injury - Should I be Worried?

After last night, I'm starting to think that I'm too dangerous for my own well being. Case in point, last night. I do have anger issues, and I was playing this video game in my bed. I kept dying over and over, and started getting really ******. Then I died again, and got so mad that I yelled and shook my body. The bad thing is I banged the back of my head against the bed head board in the motion.

It all happened so fast, and being a hypochrondriac, my first thought was oh no, did I damage my head or skull. Didn't hear or feel anything break, but I starting feeling some stiffness in my neck. Felt the beginnings of a headache, but it never materialized.

I went to bed, and slept but unfortunately, the stiffness is still here. Thankfully, no other symptoms have emerged..

I don't know why I am posting this. There is no way to know for sure without Xrays. I guess my question is does it sound like I could have fractured my skull this easy? I just feel so stupid that I ruined my weekend in 5 secs just from an angry fit over a video game.

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Old 06-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: Head Injury - Should I be Worried?

it is highly unlikely that you fractured your skull. It's pretty tough. You might feel stiffness and such for a few days as your body got a jolt. If it persists, then by all means go to a doctor. Also...get some help with the anger's not at all healthy and it seems you are having physical consequences from your issue... that is not good.

Old 06-22-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: Head Injury - Should I be Worried?

you probably strained your neck muscles a bit causing the stiffness. Go to the doctor if your headache comes back, or your vision or balance aren't right.
Don't be afraid to go to a doctor about your anger, they will teach you proper outlets to control it versus injuring yourself, even if it's not on purpose.

Old 06-23-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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Re: Head Injury - Should I be Worried?

Thanks so much for the replies and reassurance. Unfortunately, I am still suffering from the symptoms. Oddly, the stiffness almost goes away completely and then comes back, and I have a bad headache today. It is really bad today, and my worry level is off the charts. I read that you should seek attention immediately if you have a stiff neck from a head injury. Great. I'm going to give myself a week before I run to the doctor.

Honestly, what can they do for me? Best case scenario is they tell me it is nothing serious and I just have to wait for it to go away. Then I get charged 200-300 bucks because I can't get health insurance. I haven't had any of the other serious symptoms, thank goodness.

It's possible that my hypochondria is causing so much anxiety that the anxiety is tensing up my neck and head. Unfortunately, if I get more worried about this, it will only make the cycle worse. I do need treatment for anger issues, but more so for this damn hypochrondria.

It has been ruining my life as I seem to fight one physical problem after another. I had just celebrated 10 days of not worrying about my health when this stupid accident happened! Unbelievable.

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