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03-19-2011, 07:17 AM #1
head injury not quite healing
ugh. Bonked my head on the landing ramp of my backyard gap jump back in January after a botched 360, got a concussion and went to the ER (around my 3rd-4th, not sure) and things haven't been right since. The first two weeks I could barely walk due to balance issues
I've only skiied 2 full days since then, then it takes me a full day or two after to recover. (think BAD BAD hangover here) Over-working (any exercise or too much stimulation sets it off. Major Suckage. I get tired much quicker now, which is also an adjustment.. so ski season is now canceled for me until next season, ack!
Anyone else dealt with this? Any tips? (besides rest, rest, rest?) The last concussion I had was worse and I recovered quicker, but I was 20 then.. 31 now. I know the brain is a complicated and fragile organ, but wow!
03-19-2011, 10:44 AM #2
you are describing post-concussive syndrome. You should be evaluated by a neurologist. PCS symptoms can linger for many months and interfere with daily life. Search this forum for PCS or post-concussive syndrome and read up there is an epic thread here about exactly what you are describing. Burlington has some good neurologists and there is also a good one in Morrisville at Copley Hospital. Make an appointment with one and get evaluated.
03-19-2011, 12:03 PM #3
Great info Vinman! Heal quick spookman, take care of ur Mellon and you'll be back in the game soon enough.
03-21-2011, 06:10 AM #4
thanks for the info guys, appreciate it! It sucks being down w/ such a great season here on the EC!!
03-24-2011, 06:08 AM #5
went to my doc yesterday and we setup an appointment with the neurologist for next week to sort things out. yeehaw.........!
03-24-2011, 02:19 PM #6
good to hear, good luck, which neurologist are you seeing?
03-28-2011, 09:01 AM #7
Dr. Rule here in Keene, NH. my primary doesn't see the need for me to see a neruo, but I kept bugging her at the last visit that I am definitely not my normal self yet, so she setup the appt.
03-28-2011, 12:51 PM #8Registered User
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welcome to a world of suck. There is really not much to do to speed recovery, my neurologist had me start taking ritalin (later switched to adderal) to counter some of the symptoms, but obviously this does not help the actual recovery. Most frustrating process ever. Consider a neuropsychologist for pcs too, the neurologist may also give that recommendation. Avoid further hits to the head, something I was not successful with after my last round with this kind of thing. I've had way too many concussions for my age. Time to start taking things easy, which I've found is easier said than done.
04-04-2011, 10:14 AM #9
PCS it is.. 6 months of a year to taking it easy.. yippee. oh well, Guess I gotta re-train the brain.