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Had hit head. Feel sleepy and head hurts. Should I worry?

As I was reaching into fridge, I came up and hit top of head on freezer door that had opened. It was a hard blow to the head. I was a bit light-heading and not completely with it, but I knew exactly what I did. Next day, I slurred a bit in the morning, but that was it. Since the incident, I have been very sleepy, and my head hurts badly, I do sometimes get sharp pains. This happened 9 days ago, and I went to E.R. 3 days ago. They x-rayed by skull and discharged me. I do not have an appt. with dr. until 3/20. My temp. is lower than normal (temp. is 97.0-usual is 98.6 give her take a little) Should I return to E.R. or is it normal to feel pressure and have headaches all over? Do I just wait on appt.?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Hi Kgaude,
Thanks for writing your query,

After reading your post, it seems that you have suffered from Concussion injury.
It occurs due to some biochemical changes in the brain as a result of head injury.

It takes few days to weeks for complete recovery from concussion.
Recovery is quickened by taking proper rest, which includes avoiding watching television/computers and even text messaging.

You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals along with an antacid.
If the problem persists, get yourself examined by a Neurophysician.
Also get a scan of your head done.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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