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    Residual headache from crash

    10 days ago I was involved in a crash, landing points were left side of head (helmet) and left ribs. I was not knocked out as far as I know - got up and road another 40 miles. Since that day I have had a slight headache every morning, when I bend over I feel a pressure in my head and when riding every little bump I feel a jolt in the head. Has anyone experienced this? It has not gotten worse but have not noticed any marked improvement yet. I know going to the Dr. is an option, my wife tells me that daily, just trying to see if this is typical - I searched the forum but could not get it narrowed to this specific issue.

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    go to the doctor and get a new helmet.
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    stop being stupid. you have a concussion. go see the doctor.
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    Zan - I checked with my wife and she said I was stupid before the crash - anyway I could not get an appointment until tomorrow - I didn't think I needed one until the headache persisted - I know what they will do - send me for a scan - I have crashed before and never experienced this - I am trying to find out if this is something that others have experienced and if it passes in time.

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    that's interesting. you go to the hospital here complaining of a concussion and you move right up to the front of the pile. head injuries tend to be number 1 on the list.
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    1. Sleep on your right side.
    2. 600mg - 800mg TID Ibuprofin
    3. You should have already been to the neurologist, 8 days ago.
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    What did the doctor have to say?

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    Dr said Cat scan of brain and xray of rib. Went and got both done - they said someone reads today and faxes to Dr. Should know soon - xray lady said she is not allowed to say but nothing obvious - this does not surprise me as I think the pain is lessening. Headache still there - we shall see - Dr. said reason for Cat scan is potential of blood clot.

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    If you have a concussion, there's not much you can do other than wait it out. I suffered a minor concussion a couple of months ago after a crash. I hit my head twice. I had lingering effects for about two weeks: headache, dizzy spells, and irritability. I went to the ER after the crash and again after I passed out in the bathroom. It was not fun, but it did go away.

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    Your answer is what I really expected all along and is what I normally would do. It just seemed to last so long - now I sit and wait for the Dr. to have time to call and say what the Cat scan showed. Beautiful weather here in PA I want to be riding!

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    Remember, CAT scans only show structural problem. A concussion is a bruise on the brain, so even if you have one (which is obvious that you do, given your symptoms), the scan will come back negative. Concussions are largely a biochemical problem. There are several computer based cognitive assessment tools out there that can point to the severity of the concussion (loss of consciousness is not a indicator of severity), so I would talk with your doctor about using one of those (IMPACT is the one we use where I work).

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    atcfoody - thanks for the info

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    Happy to help; keep us posted on how your doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    . . .there's not much you can do other than wait it out. . . .
    I would agree with this statement once it has been determined that the concussion was a minor one and based on medical advice. Anyone taking a head shot, experiencing the described symptoms, and looking to "wait it out" should reconsider and seek help. Brains swell and bleed creating a haunting memory for those who witness it.

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    Just updating on two fronts from this thread - one is that Dr report is concussion but no obvious problems and the second is that I can say for sure the head aches have diminished considerably in the last two days. One other thing I would mention for those of us in the states - I probably should have gone to the emergency room the day I crashed, even if it was after I finished riding. I ride a lot and have gone down this hard or harder before and I was truly okay the day it happened but by waiting 10 days and going to the Dr. because of the lingering head ache, I was at the mercy of getting a cat scan scheduled and then waiting for the process of my Dr. getting results and having time to forward them to me. In the future I will be a little quicker on going to the emergency room. Anyway, back on bike tomorrow - Dr. suggested not falling. Glad I owned two helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Bones View Post
    I would agree with this statement once it has been determined that the concussion was a minor one and based on medical advice. Anyone taking a head shot, experiencing the described symptoms, and looking to "wait it out" should reconsider and seek help. Brains swell and bleed creating a haunting memory for those who witness it.
    Yes, okay. The OP and I both saw a doctor. I actually got two opinions since my brother is also a doctor. I would always recommend anyone with a suspected head injury go to a doctor.

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