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I'm pretty sure I have a concussion...

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Been knocked out twice...once due to an on-field collision playing soccer (13-14). I immediately went down...woke up and buddies standing over me. Collided so hard the eyebrow muscle split and they had to open me up and sew the muscle...then the outside. 35 microstitches.

Second was car wreck...no seat belt (17yo). I glanced off the steering column and hit the windshield with my jaw. Broke the windshield. I "woke up" and walked the rest of the way home. Both instances I should've gotten an evaluation, but this was the early-mid 80s. I have short term memory issues at times. Migraines from time to time, but I associated them with seasonal allergy issues.

I've done stupid things where I take a shot now and then where I see stars from time to time, but I have to just sit and sometimes lie down. Either way...if you get knocked to the point your brain rattles around and decides to shut you down for a bit. Take it seriously.

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I suffered 4 concussions my Sophomore year of football. Missed my junior year due to Post Concussion Syndrome. To this day, that was the worse day of my life and i've been through a lot physically.

If you can stand, walk, talk and move around without feeling like someone just punched you in your gonads but you also feel it in your head, then you should be ok.

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I was like that for a while after my second. I sometimes still have episodes where I talk like a stroke patient. My short term memory went from bad to that fish on Finding Nemo. If I don't write it down, it's probably not getting done later. And I can't remember names now to save my life. I can usually remember faces, but I have to fake the funk remembering who a person is. I feel like a dick asking someone their name after knowing them for several weeks.

I'm like that too but I'm pretty sure mine stems from too many illegal substances I partook in during my previous life.

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never been concussed

you guys sound clumsy

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How many fingers am I holding up?

One? ................YOU'RE OKAY!

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OP... gonna come back and tell us how you're doing?

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As long as you didn't puke and want to sleep afterwards you are ok. Like you said, the docs really can't do much.

I've had to many to count but the one of the more recent ones stood out the most. Was at work with a 102 fever. Felt like poo. We had an incident and I ran point in getting a guy to the ground. Got him down, he landed on his stomach, I rode his back down. I was to close to the back of his head and he raised up like a cobra, knocking me out cold. Went to the er, got treatment for the fever. Grade 2 concussion but as mentioned, nothing could be done.

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OP... gonna come back and tell us how you're doing?

I'm back been laying low my headaches are constant so have no desire at the moment to post and stuff..

Last night was terrible but feel much better at the moment lucky no dizziness and nausea.

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And now?

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I've had a few. I was a small-time pro wrestler for 5 years and concussions are inevitable.

You're awesome.

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I've never been concussed and I have taken a hell of a lot of hard hits. One of the worst was when I was 12 and I was hit by a car while riding my bike. I landed on my head and never even lost consciousness.

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My old lady wants me to see a Dr I told her no not much they could do.

At the risk of being an alarmist, you should have your head examined.

Richardson was injured on Monday when she fell on a beginners slope during a private ski lesson at the Mont Tremblant resort, about 75 miles (120 km) north of Montreal. A spokeswoman for the resort said she appeared to be in good condition after the fall, but her instructor called a ski patrol to take her to the bottom of the hill.

About an hour later, she complained of severe headaches and was admitted to a local medical facility before eventually being transferred to a Montreal hospital where she was diagnosed with severe brain trauma.

Tuesday afternoon with Neeson by her side, she was flown to New York and admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital, where her family rushed to her bedside in her final hours.

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