I'm technically a new member, but I have been lurking and reading posts for about 6 weeks now.
About 8 weeks ago, I had a nasty fall off a horse and came off head first, landing on the back /top of my head. Luckily, I was wearing my helmet, so I did not die from the fall, but ended up with what the ER doc referred to as a "moderate concussion". (He also said I should wait a week before riding again... due to lingering symptoms, I still haven't been back riding.)
Since the fall, I've been laying low, doing the care minimum to keep my fmaily and hobby farm going, but spending lots of time in dark, quiet rooms and sleeping lots.
About 3 weeks ago, I started breaking out in an itchy skin rash on my arms and backs of hands and its spread pretty much all over my extremities (not my torso).
The rash has not responded to benedryl, reactine or prescription cortisone creams. I have not changed any of my soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent as I tend towards having reactive skin. I'm very careful.
I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if its possible it could be related to my fall? My fall seems to be the only thing that was different during that time period, unless Im allergic to resting and doing nothing!
I'm thinking along the lines of some hormonal imbalance... but maybe its a stretch?
Other than my initial ER visit, I have not received any medical care for my concussion, I did see my chiropractor a few times and also my massage therapist. I do have another appointment for my rash since the prescription cream is not working at all.