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I Have Had a Concussion

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    I just got a concussion three weeks ago.

    I just got a new full time job. I was happy to work there. But since the concussion they let me go. Not only I'm I not the same anymore cause of my concussion I lost a great job. It's depressing. I'm lost and feel all alone. No one in my life understands how I'm feeling. I'm...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Well about four. Three from sports.

    One from someone dropping me on the gym floor in PE class in HS.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26

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    What a Trip That Was...

    This stems from another story, "I was in a car accident". I didn't really know till after the fact, that I was even suffering from one. When it happened, I had also bruised my knee, so that had most of my focus. The day of the accident.  My mom said that...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2007

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    My First (Diagnosed) One

    In 10th grade P.E. class, we were playing pickle ball with partners. Mine hit the ball under a small table behind me. The table was kind of short with a metal underside. I got the ball from underneath it, but when I stood up in a rush, I hit my head on the metal part of the table...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Mar 22, 2013

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    When I was a kid, maybe five years old

    or something, my brother wanted to scare his friend. So he put me in a cardboard box and said that I should jump out of it when his friend came to our house. So I did, and my arms stuck inside of the box and i fell forward, landing my head on the floor. It really hurt ofc, but I...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    9th Diagnosed

    Just over a year ago I suffered my 8th concussion. The symptoms dragged on for months and while still recovering I had a fall where I was diagnosed with my 9th concussion. These have occurred through the span of my life, many from martial arts and hockey and a few from clumsiness...
    jeffunder jeffunder 31-35 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    I Had A Concussion

    I was in a car accident when i was little and got a bad concussion. My doctor says i have TBI. I get confused, headaches, dizziness and memory issues (short term) i also have control issues that make me want to act out and talk about improper things. So i just go with it and...
    tinatina55 tinatina55 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Let's See...

    I was on my bicycle, going downhill. I was only a little slower than the cars passing me when I went down that hill. On a flat paved road I top out around 30mph if the bike can do that. I always remember that in mph instead of kph because the first time i ever got to use a...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    I Thought It Was A Dream For Years.

    It seemed so vivid when I think about it. Im sitting in my dads lap and I just start throwing up. My brother is in my mothers lap and he is puking too. And then i black out. Years later my dad is having a discussion with someone and the topic of concussions somehow came up. He...
    Meanderinghearts Meanderinghearts 26-30, F Feb 11, 2012

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    Concussion Sucks....

    So far its taken 5 months of my life! It was my own stupid fault and as they say "I've changed " :-) I still have my sense of humour by the way but will tell you the story... I've always enjoyed a drink and a good night out with the girls, I don't mean falling around drunk...
    redlady1958 redlady1958 51-55, F May 9, 2012

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    Patient Results

    I work in surgery as a Surgical assistant. After sugery, I cleaned up all the instruments and such just after the patient left the room. The lab called with some results of the last blood we had sent. I took my instuments to the elevator to go down to the reprocessing area...
    1juniper 1juniper 51-55 Oct 12, 2012

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    Unconsideralble And Unthinkable Pain

    One day I was riding my bike around and wheelie here and there and I come to a stop sign so I get off of my bike and walk it across like I always do I stop and look at the driver who is specifically waving me across so I start walking my bike across the rode when all the sudden I...
    Baayen Baayen 13-15 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    The Cons Of Being A Tomboy

    I grew up with a lot of guys and they all treated me like I was a guy as well. One of the major "guy things" is wrestling. The one day I was at my neighbor's house and her mom's friend's son was there. He was a bigggggg kid, but I thought I could take him. We went in the living...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2011

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    Back a while ago I was jumped by this public

    school kid and we got in a big fight and he punched me in the head so hard I fell to the ground and smacked it on the pavement. My mom was at work so i went home and got my healthcard and went to the hopital. They told me it was a concussion and not to play sports for a while...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 4

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    Seeing Stars! And It Ain't Hollywood

    I was about 12 years old. Hanging out at my grandparents during the summer I was at a friend’s house. Had been there awhile so I decided to ride home real quick to check in with my grandma so she wouldn’t worry. Hopped on my Huffy Nitro and started heading that way. I...
    Antwan1914 Antwan1914 26-30, M Feb 29, 2012

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    Anew

    So I hired a lawyer on Wednesday. What a way to be ushered into adulthood, huh? I really didn't think I would ever have to be one of those litigious Americans that sued people, but since I also dropped out of college this week due to the lasting effects of a bran injury, I am...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F Jan 11, 2013

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    2 Concussions In 2 Months

    I was 12 (and still am) I was playing soccer for my travel team and I dove for the ball because I was the goalie and my head hit the ground and the ball deflected off the post and hit me in the back of the head. I kept playing. the second one happened two months later in January...
    FatGuy586XL FatGuy586XL 41-45 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Idiot!

    Ergh.. I have a probably-not-that-smart habit of punching ymlefs in my face when I think of something I don't want to. Well, I did it a little too hard right on the squishy bit where face becomes head. I've had a concussion once before, and this feels the exact same. Shiiiiiiiiit...
    Squishyable Squishyable 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2011

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    If I Was Aware.. It Could Have Been Different </3

    I'm 13 years old and I love playing the game of soccer although it's a big risk for me. I've had two major concussions since September 2011. Both from soccer. I don't remember the first concussion as much as I do the second. I know that the girl attempted to jump over me and she...
    hwood18 hwood18 13-15 May 29, 2012

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    I'm On My Second Severe One!

    i am on my second concussion the first time people fell on me then i got hit in thed with a soccer ball i am out of all sports for 3 months! be careful these things r serious im only 13
    TayLovesU TayLovesU 13-15 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    Right Now, Actually

    On Sunday evening, I was at an indoor waterpark. There was a slide there that you had to go down headfirst on a blue mat. I knew this would be a problem but my dad wanted to go on it so I did too. I hit my head on the way down and got myself a second degree concussion. Needless...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 2, 2011

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    Between MMA and football,

    yeah, I've been knocked around pretty good in my day :P
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 3 Responses May 4

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    My Concussion

    ok so this happend last week on friday. lunch had just ended and i was grabbing my packpack to head to class. That pretty much all i remember about what happened before; but from what everyone had told me... Alex was pushing my friend Breanna and she kept telling him to stop. he...
    junebug787 junebug787 16-17, F Oct 29, 2012

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    I have had many conclusions in football

    and wrestling but never a major one.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm a Texas boy visiting my grandparents in

    Montana. The other day I went downhill skiing for the first time. After a few hours on the hill I was coming down off a hill and up over a blind ridge. This is when I ran into a snowboarder.... Or so I have been told I'm missing a good 2-3 hours so I don't remember most of the...
    Justanotherjack Justanotherjack 18-21, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Just A Few Minor Ones..

    Throughout my life, I suffered a few minor concussions. The first one I remember was from falling down a spooked horse. The horse's hooves missed my body, but I still smashed down against the ground pretty hard. I was lucky my safety helmet took the blow, but the following...
    DarkShadowfax DarkShadowfax 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Laxbro

    Happened on March 17th 2012. I am huge lacrosse player (take that literally too i am big) i love the game more then anything. Well on that day it was a Saturday on Saint Patrick Day we had practice in the morning. I don't remember the practice at all, but from what my friends...
    Stickpanama Stickpanama 18-21, M 5 Responses May 9, 2012

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    It Didn't Seem Like a Bad One, But It Changed Me

    ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, AND ALWAYS SUE!!! I was riding my bicycle 3 years ago down a road sort of in the country near my house. I was going by a house with 2 pits and a man in the yard. They ran across the yard in a diagonal toward me, and I didn't want to stop, yes, because they...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Oct 14, 2013

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    I Had Concussion, And It Was Horrible!

    My brother had a horrible metal cabin bed in his room, and underneath it he had his fish tank. I was in his room looking at the fish and he was messing around. He tickled me and I jumped, stood up and whacked the back of my head on his cabin bed. It was agony!After a few hours...
    XxAlouettexX XxAlouettexX 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    Concussion

    I had been to my second hydrotherapy session for a workers compensation claim and I was on holidays. The work Dr rang and said I had to go to the city for him to check me out & if I didn't my claim would cease. It had only been approved the week before after being lodged 5...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2010

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    I'm a Texas boy visiting my grandparents in

    Montana. The other day I went downhill skiing for the first time. After a few hours on the hill I was coming down off a hill and up over a blind ridge. This is when I ran into a snowboarder.... Or so I have been told I'm missing a good 2-3 hours so I don't remember most of the...
    Justanotherjack Justanotherjack 18-21, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Atm..........

    happened yesterday, when we took the puppy to the dog park.It was the first real snow day this year and we thought it'd be a nice treat for her after leaving her with my parents overnight...anyways going down a snowy/icy stairway I managed to slip and fall backwards on my...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F Dec 31, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have had a grand total of 13 concussions. I believe it has taken a toll on me. Mostly in the form of terrible headaches. Also, I'm not sure if it's related, some muscle twitches...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have had 5 miscarriages over the past 2 years but my boyfriend does not want to ttc. We are not using any prevantive measures such as condoms or hormonal birth control as we have...
    amore1993 amore1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Twice over i have had my heart broken,the second time it wasn't as bad because I guess you get used to it. The real pain now is knowing if there really is someone out their for me...
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    I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
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    I have forgotten how much it sucks to put someone's happiness first before your own. This is my breaking point. I have had enough of the lies and lack of trust on my part. Time to...
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    .. I have been very young which is why I have had these, I have not found these pleasant or at all condoning. I regret them but I was not ready for a baby.. But now I am pregnant...
    jessicamayx jessicamayx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My first office job I met this guy....tall....handsome...30 years old...funny....had his life together....top salesman....and..... had a gorgeous girlfriend. He started flirting...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times, once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have something I gotta get outta me so yea.. I was younger from 5th grade to 8th grade.. I had depression anxiety and anger problems. I would not stop crying for those 3/4 years...
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    .i've suffered from deep depression and anxiety since 1992 and tried all kinds of medicines and therapies. i even tried a clinical trial at the NIH but didn't qualify for their...
    dianeepoo dianeepoo 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Best nap I ever had! The hardest part was the waiting--The doctor was running late. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist saying "Ok the Propofol might feel a little...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    One time I had a weird a.s.s dream about my taco socks the tacos from the socks came off the socks and came alive, the the tacos started to chase me but I had a gun so I stated...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Iv had sex with at least 50 women in my life... I started at age 15 and once I hit college my number started going up a lot. One nite in college I had sex with 4 different women...
    Iceice21 Iceice21 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I found out I was pregnant really early, 5 weeks exactly. I started having symptoms shortly after conception so I knew even before that. My boyfriend and I went in for our first...
    RAWRcarrie RAWRcarrie 22-25, F Jun 28

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    I had to have a hysterectomy maybe 3-4 years ago. I have a hard time even now, seeing women who are pregnant with children. I never had that chance. Always had fibrous tumors in my...
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    I thought we had it all, mostly because he told me so. I'm reluctant in love and always have been, I need convincing and he was so good at it he made me feel like we were forever...
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    This all began when I graduated military college. *** you all know #military people# don`t have a possibility to choose where to serve or to work or whatever....... That was my...
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    Okay here's something. So during the last months of school (freshman year) this girl in my art class kept turning back around to look at me. She doesn't smile or anything but she...
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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
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