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Concussion help!

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  • Posted By: lusky17
  • June 17, 2007
  • 11:27 PM

About 2 weeks ago exactly from today I had received a concussion from a kid who hit me in the head 15 times, 10 were punches and 4-5 were kicks. I was feeling woozy after the fight only to find out when I get back to my girlfriends that I had a concussion. The mom was an EMT and said I had a mild concussion: different sized pupils, fatique, trouble thinking, weak arms/legs, inability to stand, dizzyness. So I waited it out, someone kept my awake and if I had passed out they said I'd go to the hospitle.

So I went to sleep about 6 hours later (big mestake, but I felt a little better.) I went to my house the next day and told my parents and they brought me to the ER the day after (3 days after initial concussion.) So when I went they gave me a CT and said I had a 3rd degree concussion and that for 2 weeks I should limit activity. So to put the point in perspective in about 5 days I'm supposed to go to New Jersey (12 hours from my house.) to stay at my girlfriends..

I know for a fact there will be heavy drinking and I'm wondering if I kept my limit to 12-20 beers instead of my usual 20-30 beers then I would be ok? I'm 6'1, 220LB and I'm 19 years of age. I usually drink decent in my age and I only do it socially.. but I really need to know because I'm going to do it anyways I just want to be safe about it.

I'm also hoping to go for another CT tommorow or something for a checkup...

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  • Although my advice isn't medical, I would recommend not drinking very much if at all. Your body doesn't need the extra stress, and who knows what effects it may have on your concussion and recovery.Also, drinking 12-20 beers alone, not 20-30 beers, is not social drinking, its binge drinking.
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