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What causes headaches, dizziness, light flashes in the vision and increased heart rate?

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Posted on Tue, 6 Jun 2017
Question: my little brother headbutted me a week ago in the temple. I didnt fall unconscience, but it really hurt. Ice pick headaches that Lasted 5 days, so dizzy the Walls started turning at night, flashes of light in vision, feeling heart beat in eyes upon exertion, Also feeling like head is really heavy. Heart rate 58BPM even though im not that in shape and it used to be around 68. Headache has somewhat died down. Saw a doctor and he said, "its just a Matter of Time" and that i had a concussion. What should i do?
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I agree with the given diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Judging from the description you provide it does indeed seem like you've had a concussion like the doctor you have seen stated. There is no indication of something more serious which requires some intervention such as a brain hemorrhage. A concussion may be followed by symptoms like headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating etc. Symptoms may persist for a few weeks at times even for a few months.
While understandably bothersome and affecting your quality of life in terms of management the only thing you should do is rest. By that it is meant not only physical but also mental health (sleep regularly, avoid studying or other activities requiring mental energy for too long, regular sleep schedule etc). If headache persists apart from the Tylenol you mention Ibuprofen (Advil) may be of better help. Not much else needs to be done, as it was already said to you it is a matter of time and rest.

I remain at your disposal for other questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How long until i can start drinking again? Exerscising?
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka (34 minutes later)
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About 1 month.

Detailed Answer:
It is recommended to refrain from drinking and intense exercise for about 1 months. However that depends also on how you feel. If you have no more symptoms and feel back to normal it can be anticipated to 3 weeks.

Let me know if I can further assist you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes headaches, dizziness, light flashes in the vision and increased heart rate?

Brief Answer: I agree with the given diagnosis. Detailed Answer: I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. Judging from the description you provide it does indeed seem like you've had a concussion like the doctor you have seen stated. There is no indication of something more serious which requires some intervention such as a brain hemorrhage. A concussion may be followed by symptoms like headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating etc. Symptoms may persist for a few weeks at times even for a few months. While understandably bothersome and affecting your quality of life in terms of management the only thing you should do is rest. By that it is meant not only physical but also mental health (sleep regularly, avoid studying or other activities requiring mental energy for too long, regular sleep schedule etc). If headache persists apart from the Tylenol you mention Ibuprofen (Advil) may be of better help. Not much else needs to be done, as it was already said to you it is a matter of time and rest. I remain at your disposal for other questions.