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Head injury, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, seeing double. Treatment for concussion?

Last night when I bent down to pick up laundry up off the floor in the closet as I stood up I banged the side of my head above my temple really hard. The blow knocked me to my knees. I felt tears roll down my checks and I was very dizzy. Stayed up for about an hour but fell asleep . Sometime later I was jolted awake and felt really really weird I was also seeing double,went back to sleep. Today no headache but feel dizzy head feels weird and a bit nauseous. Not sure what to do . I have had concussions before but have never been jolted awake and have never seen double.
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Most likely, you are suffering from post-traumatic vertigo due to mild head injury. In this condition, dizziness and nausea/vomiting are the main features. It is self-limiting and most people recover in a few days.

Diplopia or double vision is not common in this. If the double vision persists, you should consult a doctor and get a CT scan of the brain done.

For relief from dizziness, you could take betahistine, and for pain relief, you could take ibuprofen or diclofenac.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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