Originally Posted by PlasticMonkey
Would it be alright if i take any allergy meds or a decongestant? Allergies are killin me right now.
When i was diagnosed with pcs(march 15th) my doctor told me not to take anything for allergies, but he never said for how long.
In the 10 months I've been in recovery, numerous doctors I've seen and countless hours doing research about brain injury, I've never heard anything said about taking allergy meds causing any complications with a head injury. I'm not an expert...but I don't see why you couldn't take them.
Maybe someone else will come along and shed some light on the subject. But, I think your alright taking it.
What happened: I was randomly assaulted from behind in June of 2011. I was knocked unconscious for an unknown amount of time (less than 30 minutes) and have no memory of the event. CT scan showed contusion and hematoma of the left frontal lobe. I spent 3 days in the hospital. Diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome in September 2011. Currently have Medicaid and SSI.
Current symptoms: Brain fog, anxiety, panic attacks, memory issues, confusion, problems with spontaneity, sensitive to loud noises, trouble thinking, problems with producing speech, spacing out, word finding difficulties, tinnitus in both ears, random tingling in different parts of my head and many other things that I can't explain. I'm very easily overloaded which makes it nearly impossible to watch TV or use the computer.
If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK.
And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these.