Patient Comments: Concussion - Cause

What was the cause of your concussion?

Comment from: Unknown, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 23

I surfed the crowd at a concert under the influence of alcohol and was eventually dropped after 2 minutes of surfing the crowd on my head. I remember feeling nauseous and disoriented immediately afterwards. I had headache symptoms and slower motor skills for a few days after. Symptoms lasted for about a month to a month and a half, progressively getting better.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: marap, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 19

I normally drive myself from home to soccer game or practice and back, and one day I played for 45 minutes and the second 45minutes I couldn't remember anything. I just heard my coach saying he's driving me back home since i fainted. I was having severe headaches and the following day I went to hospital and was seen by a neurosurgeon and he diagnosed me with brain concussion and I want to back to play soccer but I don't know when I can go start playing again.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Cherilou60, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

I recently had a fall in the parking lot going into work. I remember going down but don't remember landing and have dreamlike bits of memory about transport and hospital visit. Six weeks later I continue to have occasional nausea and daily headaches most of which are barely tolerable.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Fastpitch, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

My son went into a store and when he came out, his friend was getting beat up. He ran to help and fought off 3 guys and the 4th hit him in the back of his head with possibly a bat or tire iron.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: KingGrady, 19-24 Male Published: April 11

1st concussion when I grabbed a basketball rim and then slipped on the wet floor hitting back of my head (age 14) 2nd concussion when I was in amateur boxing, my first fight they put me in with someone who had 10 fights (age 18) 3rd concussion April 2nd, 2011 when I had my golden glove regional championship semi-finals...took a head butt in round 3, still got up to win the fight (age 24). I hope I don't get number

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: lgray, 13-18 Male Published: March 29

My son was hit quite hard during a play at lacrosse practice last night. He was fully padded and had a helmet on, however he has had a headache in the lower back side of his head since, which is not controlled with Motrin.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

I had a concussion after my TV fell on my head. I have had headache for 5 days and feel disoriented at times. I am also incredibly drowsy. I have been advised to rest but I am not sure how long for.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: accdntprone, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I've had a few. I was camping once and was walking past the public restrooms when someone beamed me in the head with the door they flung open. My latest one is from bending over to pet my cat in my bathroom and standing up too fast. I hit my head on the edge of my bathroom vanity counter.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: J, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I slipped on the ice when it was raining and fell backwards. I hit my unprotected head (top - back) on the ice/ground.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: attakayak, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I had a concussion when I was ice skating. My feet went out and I landed on my back with my head hitting the ice. I heard an awful cracking noise and I immediately felt sick. I took pain relievers and used ice packs for three days, but when the symptoms weren't getting better, I went to the ER. They did a CT scan and X-ray. All checked out to be fine, and they gave me Vicodin, Naproxen, and muscle relaxers. It's been one week as of today and I'm still feeling dizzy and the back of my head continues to ache. Just trying to take it easy.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Concussion - Symptoms Question: What were your concussion symptoms?
Concussion - Treatments Question: What were your treatments of concussion?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors