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Have headache and dizziness.Was diagnosed with concussion after hitting head. Recommendations?

Recently, I was diagnosed with a concussion after hitting my head twice. The first time was in the middle, right side of my head. The second was on the right side of my forehead . It s been a week since the concussion and I have significantly improved. I have occasional headaches and dizzy spells but I was able to work and go to classes today with minimal issues. After going all day with no break, starting at 7am, around 2pm I started getting a slight headache and got really tired. I went back to my room and took a 2 hour nap and felt better. But, in that last class, I noticed a tender spot on my left side of my forehead with a slight bump but I don t remember hitting my head. What signs should I look for if there would be something wrong?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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HI THERE, THANKS FOR ASKING. THE CONSTELLATION OF THE SYMPTOMS YOU MENTIONED (HEADACHE AFTER STUDYING WHILE YOU HAD CONCUSSION A WEEK BEFORE) IS CALLED SECOND IMPACT SYNDROME. IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU AVOID HARD MENTAL TASKS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. THIS IS A PERIOD OF TIME THAT YOUR BRAIN IS REGAINING ITS CAPABILITIES AND IT NEEDS TO BE IN A SAFE MODE. OTHERWISE, IT COULD HARM YOUR NEURONS IN A WAY THAT MAY AFFECTS IT FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS VERY USEFUL TO HAVE A SUFFICIENT SLEEP DURING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND IF YOUR SLEEP HAS BEEN AFFECTED, YOU MAY ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO PRESCRIBE YOU A MEDICATION LIKE MELATONIN OR A LOW DOES OF A MEDICATION FROM SSRI CLASS (IF YOU HAVE ALSO SOME ISSUES WITH CONCENTRATION) TO HELP YOU TO PASS THIS PERIOD OF TIME EASIER AND HEALTHIER. i WISH YOU A GOOD HEALTH.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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