Ugh, sorry to hear that. How are you feeling?
Glad to hear you got checked for the concussion. You probably already got told: keep the visual and mental stimulation to a minimum for a couple of days (including minimal time online). I hope it all works out well.
I was feeling a lot better until I went into work. After about 4hrs I wanted to vomit everywhere. Florescent lights are the my nemesis
:(((((( Take it really easy, please.
I was fortunate that I already had a week off scheduled for when Carbon's parents arrived. I had my concussion on the first day of their visit (not a nice welcome for them; son in law in the emergency department) amd then didn't have to be back at work for about 9 days, so I was really able to ease back into things gradually. I think it helped. In the end, my only lingering challenge was headaches that were due to the whack my neck took when I landed on the side of my head. Once we mobilized that and got those vertebrae gliding properly, the headaches went away. At the time, it felt like a long break from exercise but in hindsight the break was nothing and it was time well invested in making sure my brain was okay.
My friend Goose was not even able to look at a photo I'd posted on Attackpoint. It was taken inside a snow-covered forest with lots of black branches, white snow draped on them and different shapes as you looked through the holes between branches. He couldn't even ski in a forest because the complexity of the trees was too much to look at but he was just fine on a frozen lake. If you're vomiting at fluorescent lights, it sounds like you need to take a longer break from visual stimulation. (Some people are bothered more by other things when they have a concussion.) P.S. Goose is fine now.
Lights often set off my migraines anyways so it’s likely I need a touch more time away from them. I’m staying home today. I have some more post testing on Wednesday so I’ll go in for half the day.
I might get my neck adjusted. It’s still super stiff and sore and I feel like that may help quite a bit....good tip on that one CO
Did you know you can with stand 15x more impact to the front of your head than the side? Learned that yesterday.
Did not know that. I did know about “scrambled egg” brain when you fall on a bike helmet. I have a vivid image of my brain inside my helmet!
I had lunch with a concussion expert last year and she said every concussion is different but many doctors don’t have expertise in this. One person might be completely fixed by getting a neck adjustment. Another person might have no neck issues but they need to do visual exercises. You’re still in the acute stage and some extra rest now will ensure the quickest possible recovery. This graphic shows some of the different ways concussions can affect individuals, e.g. some people have perfect balance but bright lights are problematic. It might help you narrow down the ways you’re being affected, which may point to things you can do to feel better sooner.