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Wrong diagnosis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 6, 2011
  • 06:47 AM

I hit my head at work on a steel beam 10 days ago, and incurred a mild concussion. This was on a Wednesday. I didn't have any vomiting, but it did affect me some. By Saturday and Sunday, I was feeling much better, I was still week, but other wise ok. On Monday, 5 days after I hit my head, I was at work and got very dizzy, my heart rate went up and then my body went completely weak. This lasted for over an hour and then, I was able to at least get out of my chair. Throughout the day my speech became more slurred and my balance became unsteady. I was getting very disoriented. By Tuesday Morning, my speech had gotten to the point that I was struggling very badly to talk and stuttering to even get my words out. I was then completely weak and off balance to the point I was having problems walking. My right side of my body was not functioning properly. I went to the emergency room. At the emergency room I had problems taking a finger at a time and touching it with my thumb on my right side. My right arm was numb and had some pain. They ran blood tests, a CT scan and an MRI. The CT scan and MRI came out normal they said. The neurologist said my B12 was very low. Because nothing showed up on my scans they said this was an onset from my concussion. My blood pressure had been high for over 5 days and was still high when I got to the emergency room. They admitted me for one night and told me it was all because of my concussion. My speech was still very bad on Wednesday and Thursday. I still today am having problems with my words slurring and having my right hand function completely. My thought process is still disoriented at times. I am still very concerned. Everyone I have talked to said that my mild concussion should not have done this that something else has happened. Please help me, I need to know what is going on with me. They told me I could start driving again yesterday, but I have moments where I still do not feel comfortable driving because my brain is not connecting properly. I did not feel any of this after my concussion, only after Monday, 5 days after the concussion occured.

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