Post concussion syndrome

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brewu240
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   Posted 4/11/2011 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
I have a real quick question to ask.  1 month ago, I hit my head and have had a headache since then (all day long, everyday) my Neurologist diagnosed me with having post concussion symptoms and prescribed me Topamax (15 mg/day) which has really helped.  She mentioned to take it easy and it will eventually resolve itself (I know I probably have a little bit longer to go).  My question is, should I see any progress with my headaches?  I still get dizzy and lightheaded every once in a while while I'm taking Topamax - or can this be something that I wake up one morning and find my headache to be completely gone?
 
I'm hoping it is the latter (but I'll take either) because I can't really tell if I'm getting any better due to my medicine which helps quite a bit with my headaches, so I can't measure the progress, but I know they're still there...
 
Thanks!

Natja K.
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   Posted 4/12/2011 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I suffered a severe concussion in a car accident when a marshall amp hit me in the back of the head while my car was flipping end over end after being hit at 80 miles and hour at a complete stand-still. I ended up with 18 stitches on the back of my head. For a week or so after the accident I suffered off and on dizziness and nausia as well as moderate headaches. It disolved away after about 2 months. However just about 6 weeks after that I was wearing my socks and goofing around in a room with a slippery floor and I fell back fast and hit my head hard in the same spot. I developed dizziness again and anxiety attacks that came and went for years. It eventually cleared up too without treatments or meds.

It should clear up on it's own but it's unlikely that you'll just wake one day and feel normal again. It should be a gradual thing where it happens less and less.

But on the other hand it seems rather strange to me that you have a severe headache all the time. That sounds suspect. Did you get a cat scan yet? Sounds like any swelling should have subsided within a couple of weeks and other symptoms should in turn lesson along with it.

brewu240
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   Posted 4/13/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like an intense accident, I'm glad everything turned out okay for you.  As for me, I hit my head when I turned on my steps to go back down in to my basement - when I turned on the bottom I step I completely forgot the steps above me were very low and I hit it in mid turn (side of my head).  I didn't black out, have any nausea/vomiting, lose any nuero functions, or anything that resembles a concussion (other than lightheadedness and headache).  I've had 2 CT scans (the second was just a follow up to ensure there wasn't any after math bleeding) they both came out negative.  The doctor said it is a very mild concussion and that I just need to take it easy for a little and it will eventually heal itself.  I actually had the opporutnity to speak with someone who went through the same exact situation, hit the side of their head and had a headache nonstop, it cleared up for them after 6 weeks (they woke one day to find it was completely gone).  I'm on week 5 now and just waiting to get back to my daily routines (weightlifting and exercising) to help manage stress and anxiety from job and such.  I understand it may take longer than 6 weeks or so...

Kevsbrain
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   Posted 5/9/2011 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I was in a serious car accident and my head crushed the steering wheel. I had a broken nose (duh) and had dizzy spells for 18 months after. I was told about a herb that saved my brain. Brahmi. Grow it and eat it evey day. Ive stopped taking it sometimes because Im sick of eating it,but 6 weeks later,I feel "myself" slipping away..its the weirdest thing. I go back on it,my memory gets better and i start to feel normal. I was lucky to not be killed,but dizzy spells and unbalance,memory problems,ringing in ears made my life hell. Its easy to find and grow. many with serious brain injury have used this. One well know football player in Australia had severe brain injury that stopped him walking,but this herb helped him to at least be able to have some sort of normal life again.

Alcie
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   Posted 5/10/2011 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I was also in an accident, got hit nearly head-on, high speed, by a girl who ran a red light. The airbag broke my nose, pushed septum to the side like a corkscrew. A short time later I was having headaches, eventually got head CT which showed sinus infection. Antibiotics on and off every month for next year and a half didn't stop the headaches. Brain MRI showed sinus was completely blocked, much worse than before, so now I am getting sinus surgery.
Alcie
 
 

Sherri0120
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   Posted 8/27/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My advice is to stay on top of it!!

I was hit in the head 22 years ago when I was in the military. I was diagnosed with post concussion syndrome. In the military you don't get the pleasure of seeing the same doctor until your problem is resolved. I was pushed from one doctor to another and told that my "migraines" were all in my head. Where the heck did they think I thought they were?

I was never given any treatment that did anything and I still have dibilitating migraines to this day. So in my case they didn't just resolve on their own.

Good luck!
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