Possible concussion, but scared of going to the doctor without good reason?
I’m a twenty year old female. I work in a school with autistic children, and the about 44 hours ago, I was hit several times, hard, around the head, by a student. I didn’t lose consciousness, but he also got my arm, which bruised immediately (just to give a guide as to the strength of these hits for better reference).
I walked home to clear my head, and went to sleep almost immediately after getting home, because… Well, I’d just done an eleven hour night shift, I was tired. I went back into work the next night, but I’ve had a really bad headache ever since, and it’s still with me. I was standing earlier, and I sort of stumbled slightly. In addition to this, my gaze went funny earlier, but only once. I’m also still really tired.
I don’t like going to the doctor’s, because they have a habit of sending you packing. I mean, the last time I went, my doctor told me I had a chest infection and that it would clear up in 2-3 weeks and sent me off without giving me anything to help, despite me explaining the kind of job I do, and how some of the students have impaired immune systems. That was about two months ago, and I still have trouble breathing. So if anybody with medical knowledge could tell me this isn’t likely to be something worth going about, I’d rather avoid going.
I’d appreciate the help. Thank you.
Don’t go to see a regular doctor then if he/she is the get you in and out in 2 minutes type. Go see a neurologist instead. You are dealing with concussion symptoms and you don’t want to treat them lightly. I was fine with mine for 2 days then everything went to heck in a hand basket and I had to relearn how to get dressed. If you can’t get an appt with a neurologist, go to the ER. The neurologist will most likely want an MRI or a CT scan done anyway. If you do have concussion symptoms that last longer than a week start looking for a neurologist with brain injury expertise. It will make all the difference in the world for your recovery. I spent the first 8+ months with a bozo. When I finally got to see an expert it gave me hope and it was like a breath of fresh air.
Good luck to you.
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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?
I read this on web MD about complications of getting the measles:
Complications from measles include ear infection and, in rare cases, pneumonia, strep throat, diarrhea, and encephalitis. In extremely rare cases, encephalitis can result in permanent brain damage and death.
If a pregnant woman gets measles, she has a greater chance of miscarrying her baby, delivering her baby prematurely, or delivering a stillborn baby. But measles infection does not cause birth defects.
Infants, older adults, people who have impaired immune systems, and people who have poor nutrition are at a higher risk for complications.
So it is either the very slight possibility of your child getting autism(which has not been proven) or the possibility of death from not vaccinating a child. With all the recent outbreaks in measles how do you feel about this situation? Why or why not?
My three year old nephew is autistic and my sister in law believes it’s from the vaccinations. He is such a sweet little boy and although autism is horrible I’d much rather him have that then have him get a serious illness from not getting vaccinated. I think every child should get vaccinated, sure there is a risk of becoming autistic, but it’s far better than the risk of losing your child. My sister in law decided to wait to have my other nephew vaccinated until he’s five. I think that’s a good alternative.
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