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left side weakness 10 months post concussion

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  • Posted By: Liz419
  • April 7, 2010
  • 00:28 AM

I'm a 19 year old female. I recieved a concussion playing hockey in early august (approx. 9-10months ago) after hitting the back of my head directly below the bottem of my helmetly
Doctors said it was a grade 2/3 concussion.
I had all the disinct signs of conccusion- blurred vision, headache etc.
I had a CT scan 1 week after and came back clear
Headaches decreased by 2months post concussion and as soon as this headache when away, it was immediately followed by a strong 'drunk feeling' in the back of my head.. very sloushy but not painful.. just very irritating.
at about 5 months post concussion, I started developing weakness in my left side including my eye, leg, foot, arm and hand. This weakness is constantly getting worst to the point I am unable to brush my teeth/ wash my face/ hard to type with my left hand. Weakness in my leg is most noticeable when driving my standard car and pushing clutch in.
It seems that every doctor I see pushes me off as nothing is wrong
I am getting worried that there is damage of some sort and I dont want to let it go to the point I am unable to play sports in the future.. ( I am doing no exercise now as doctors instructed until the "drunk feeling" goes away)
Anyone please help!! Thank you very much

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  • Hello ! I can't believe that someone is having the same simptom as me! I got a concussion on Sept. 11, 2009 in a bicycle accident. I hit a pothole and flipped over the handlebar. I fell face first. The doctors saw that I can walk by myself and told me I can go back to work (neglecting the fact that I am software developer). Although I was feeling sick they refused to give me days to recover off of work. At work I was feeling disasterously strong pulsating headaches. I passed out on my second day at work. The ambulance brought me to the same hospital. The doctors released me again and told me that all is OK (because the CT scan was showing normal brain). 2 months later I noticed that I'm limping. It is now 13 months after the accident and the only progress I've got is that I spotted that it's the left calf muscle, which is very soft and week. This completely prevents me from biking because the left leg is very week and can't push the pedal. Biking is my favorite sport and I can't imagine my life being disabled to ride again. Does anyone have an idea is this going to stay like that for a lifetime or it could be fixed (somehow)?
    Eugene.chk 1 Replies
    • October 25, 2010
    • 06:42 PM
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