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Old 07-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #11
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Cavencruiser,

As I said, you should not try to connect every dot. It is a losing game.

The smell is sometimes a metallic/iron smell or taste which is also the smell of blood. A bit of mucus blood that never leaves your nose could be the smell. Nobody knows. Some doctors will deny you smell anything. The weakness is more likely a spinal cord momentary trauma.

But, nobody can say for sure. It is all conjecture.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #12
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I feel like it is very likely to have a concussion after that smack to the back of the head because of the fact that I started to feel "symptoms" as soon as I stepped out of the vehicle, these symptoms include: weakness or lack of coordination in my arms and legs, lightheadedness, anxiety, and hard to focus. What I don't understand is that smell that occurs when you get smacked in the head, that lasts only the second you are smacked, and vanishes afterwords. Any ideas on this?
I just wanted to chime in because I experienced very similar symptoms after getting accidentially elbowed in the back of the head and I also have lots of anxiety. I'm still unsure whether I recieved a true concussion or whether all of my symptoms were due to anxiety, however, I dont think the fact that the symptoms occurred soon after the accident rules out anxiety. Anxiety can come on fast with its symptoms. Think of people receiving unexpected or shocking news and needing to sit down, it's an extremely quick turn around time.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:58 AM   #13
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Also, is getting hit in the back of the head the same thing as walking into a pole or metal beam? Because I don't see why they would be any different, and if anything I would think a smack to the back of the head is worse than walking into a metal pole, because there is far more force and speed put into the hand making collision with the back of your head. I think that it could be highly likely to get a concussion from a slap, because your brain probably shakes around uncontrollably in your head after you get smacked.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #14
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A metal object does not distort and absorb the deceleration of the head. A hand will flex and distort reducing the deceleration. Acceleration or deceleration is change of speed over time. A metal object makes the impact time very short so the deceleration value is high. An impact of a hand has a longer duration of impact plus the head moves in reaction to the impact force spreading the impact duration. The mass of the hand is also less.

A head is 8 to 11 pounds into a fixed metal object. A hand is 1 to 2 pounds that flex and distort as it hits.

But, a hit to the upper neck can cause trauma to the upper neck with much less force than needed for a concussion. 5 Gs can cause whiplash. 60 to 85 Gs are needed for a concussion.

What does it matter if you received a concussion or an upper neck injury, sometimes called a cervical or brain stem concussion. You deal with the symptoms, not the mechanism of injury.

Yes, the smack messed you up. You will recover but still be at risk of your father doing it again.
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Why is it that when I walk around, I feel better, but then when I sit down, the symptoms get worse? Also it has been a week, and still no improvement
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I would like to add, that after I woke up this morning, all of my covers on top of me felt far more heavy then they are supposed to, and also, my legs felt so weak, that I couldn't even hold them up longer for a second. Also, as im writing this, i am progressively getting slower and slower to type which is very abnormal for someone like me. I always type pretty fast, but typing all of this is such a struggle. Do any of you guys have a clue to why this is? Because it would really help me out to find out what is going on. I dont really feel like going to the doctors because, at the moment, it doesn't feel really urgent, but if it continues to get worse, I may just have to go to the doctors.
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I would like to add, that after I woke up this morning, all of my covers on top of me felt far more heavy then they are supposed to, and also, my legs felt so weak, that I couldn't even hold them up longer for a second. Also, as im writing this, i am progressively getting slower and slower to type which is very abnormal for someone like me. I always type pretty fast, but typing all of this is such a struggle. Do any of you guys have a clue to why this is? Because it would really help me out to find out what is going on. I dont really feel like going to the doctors because, at the moment, it doesn't feel really urgent, but if it continues to get worse, I may just have to go to the doctors.
Get to a Dr. asap.....never play games with your health
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Very true , it could be something totally separate and unrelated.
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I can't go to the doctor because my mom thinks I'm making it up with my ocd

Oh yeah, I got a concussion a year ago. The symptoms lasted for a year because I didn't do anything to treat it. I went to every doctor, and even a concussion specialist, and they all said i didn't have a concussion. I then also had an MRI and that came out saying I have had no concussions ever before. Even at this point I still didn't believe it, and I self diagnosed myself with a concussion. That's why my mom won't take me

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