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njfastlfie 01-04-2014 05:40 PM

Slammed my head...when is it cause for real concern?
 
With what happened to Schumacher and others when do you know if its something really serious

I hit my head after wiping trying to avoid someone. Had helmet but felt a slight "brain rattle". 6 hours later I'm feeling OK but a sliiiight headache.

blackbeard 01-04-2014 06:02 PM

I'm not a doctor so take my advice with a grain of salt. A headache after a heavy hit to the head is normal, in which case some advil and sleep is a good idea. If you are seeing lights or spots then you might have a concussion, and I would suggest taking a break for a few days.

jml22 01-04-2014 06:04 PM

If the headache gets worse, goto the hospital.

njfastlfie 01-04-2014 06:05 PM

Thanks guys. I'm more worried about a bleed ala Schumacher and Natasha Richardson

jml22 01-04-2014 06:08 PM

That's why you pay attention, if you think it was hard enough.... goto the hospital.
If things start getting worse for no reason.... like you're lying down and you notice your head starts to hurt like crazy, goto the hospital.

kaborkian 01-04-2014 06:18 PM

Ask an expert:

Bump on the head: When is it a serious head injury? - Mayo Clinic

njfastlfie 01-04-2014 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kaborkian (Post 1400345)

Thank you sir

boarderaholic 01-04-2014 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njfastlfie (Post 1400249)
With what happened to Schumacher and others when do you know if its something really serious

I hit my head after wiping trying to avoid someone. Had helmet but felt a slight "brain rattle". 6 hours later I'm feeling OK but a sliiiight headache.

Not to sound like an ass, but if you're that worried, ditch the forum and get yourself to the ER. You might not be dead right now, but things can change very quickly. The internet is quite possibly the worst place to go to diagnose possible head injuries.

slyder 01-04-2014 07:30 PM

as you also know when you have a serious concussion you need to be woken up regularly

Know how and what to look for in a concussion. There is a lot more to them then was previously thought by the medical profession. Used to be you got your bell rung, take 2 aspirin, quit whining and deal with it, not so much anymore

aiidoneus 01-04-2014 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyder (Post 1400569)
as you also know when you have a serious concussion you need to be woken up regularly

Know how and what to look for in a concussion. There is a lot more to them then was previously thought by the medical profession. Used to be you got your bell rung, take 2 aspirin, quit whining and deal with it, not so much anymore

To elaborate. If you are awake you might recognize that your symptoms are getting worse .. not that sleeping will kill you :-)


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