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concussion - 7 months after

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 25, 2007
  • 06:22 PM

Default concussion - 7 months after, help needed!!!
7 months ago i was assaulted and suffered concussion, i was unconcious for a few minutes. I was taken to casualty where i was "examined" by a doctor then allowed to go home being told my symptoms should clear up within a few hours/days.
About 3 weeks after this many of my symptoms were still very much there such as headaches(which were worse than at the start at this point!), dizziness, sick feeling, sleep disturbance etc. I was given pain kileers and then told it can take a few months to clear up.
This continued for a while so i continued to keep visiting my GP as the headaches especially were getting agonising and really affecting my life.
Now, at this point, almost 8 months later, my headaches are debilitating me and have stopped me working, socialising and everything!
The pain is hard to explain but ill try...sometimes i feel great tension and pressure, its there everyday now, feels like my head is going to explode and i get like rushes of blood to my head feeling. Ive noticed my eyes sometimes feeling weak now aswell as if their struggling to focus. Its noticiably worse when i wake up in the morning, it starts pounding as soon as i open my eyes.
Anyway i havent had a CT or MRI or anything like that o even been able to talk to a nuerologist as of yet!?! I have managed to get a CT scan arranged for next week after a 7 week wait. im on loads of tablets and im only 20!
Has anybody had any experience with this kind of thing? Or any ideas about what could be wrong with me?
This is really frightening me as the longer its being left the worse its getting and feel as if im getting nowhere with the GPs ive spoken too.
please any advice would be so gratefully received!!!!!!

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