Originally Posted by drod313
About 4 months ago I was out with some friends.. I was heavily intoxicated and at the end of the night somehow hit the back of my head extremely hard. I do not remember how, but the next morning I woke up and had a severe headache and felt terrible. Threw up repeatedly all day and spent the day in my bed with what I thought was the hangover from hell. I couldn't understand why the room kept spinning around me when I would move in bed.. I had no balance either.. the next day when it didn't get any better I went to the ER for a cat scan and was told I had a concussion..
The cat scan came back negative, but I was told to go see my PCP. I made an appointment with my PCP and saw him for the next few weeks.. I had terrible symptoms for about a month.. would just come home from work and go straight to sleep.. I had to keep working because I had no PTO to use.. I have an inside sales job where I am on the computer all day, so needless to say it was very difficult.
After 2 months I was symptom free.. I slowly got back into my routine.. working out.. running.. playing sports.. hanging out with friends and drinking.. I had drank a few times, but for some reason last Saturday 11/24/12 I was out with friends drinking, I got pretty drunk but did not hit my head or anything of that nature.. the next day I woke up with what I thought was a hangover.. but it got progressively worse throughout the week.. my symptoms slowly started coming back.. I went to the gym on Monday and started feeling dizzy and light headed and my eye sight didnt feel normal.. these effects all got worse as the week went on..
This past weekend I did nothing but lay in bed and relax because I didn't want to make things worse.. I went to my PCP yesterday and he said I have Post Concussion Syndrome and need to go see a neurologist as well as an Ophthalmologist. I was hoping someone might have some experience and could tell me if I will start to feel normal again like I did last time.. and if so what should I do differently? Should I stop drinking all together? Take a year off? I was fine when I was just working out and playing sports.. I think getting back into the same state of mind I was in when the concussion first happened is what triggered it..
If anyone can help or has some suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
im just like you man. im 27 and love to party and work out
i got my concussion during the superbowl this year partying. i blacked out and hit the back left side of my head that was around February 3rd. When March 30th came around i felt pretty good so i decided to go out and party again. i drank booze, smoked weed and did some cocaine.
the next couple weeks after that party night really screwed me. all of my symptoms plus some new ones came back like 2 times worse then they previous were. now its December 4th and i still feel some symptoms like minor vertigo and sensitivity to light with light flashes and some double vision. it sucks its been so long my social life has taken a hit but i have no choice....i can sense im getting better but its slow and I KNOW FOR A FACT if i didnt party that March 30th night id be 100% right now but it took my a hard lesson to learn
it took my a few months after March to start working out agian.....i havent been drunk since and i suggest you take time off drinking as well. i smoke weed sometimes now which makes me feel better but i can only take a hit when i used to smoke a joint im a lot more sensitive. the last time i drank it was 2 beers on Thanksgiving and i felt fine but since im concussed and my tolerance is down 4 beers will make me spin
keep your head up and it will get better over time. dont party man it will make you worse off i know it sucks but its for the better. i wont party like i used to for a long time.