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I Have Had a Concussion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2013

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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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    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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    I have had many conclusions in football

    and wrestling but never a major one.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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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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    Between MMA and football,

    yeah, I've been knocked around pretty good in my day :P
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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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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    I sustained a concussion a few weeks ago.

    It's been up and down since then. I have a headache every day...(ive NEVER had headaches prior to this)..a random day of vertigo here and there, light sensitivity, occasional ringing in ear and major insomnia. Anyone else have this happen? What do you do for it?
    Lcp20 Lcp20 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    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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    So about a year ago, I was at practice

    and we were trying a stunt, where they would through me 15 feet In the air, and I would do a back tuck in the air and they would catch me again, I was scared to death! I was shaking, I was all clamy, I was light headed, and so I loaded into their arms and they counted "1, 2, dip...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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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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    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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