Hello /fit/, the other day I hit my head pretty hard, got a concussion and ended up having to head into the ER.
This was... very expensive, so i'd like to avoid the hospital, thing is, since yesterday my sense of taste and smell have literally been at like 50x the usual, I go to make coffee and the grounds assault my senses, the first taste is unspeakably bitter, I add sugar and cream and the sweetness makes me gag.
smells are even worse, anything but a scentless room gives me a headache, walking outside or driving my car is almost impossible.
any idea what I ought to do?
>he lives in a country without free healthcare
You know, it can be pretty insightful for someone.
People on /fit/ are trying to make it, and understanding how economics work and respecting it goes a long way
Somehow this hit a nerve?
Take a few days off of work and just chill at home, rest take some Motrin or ibuprofen. When I got a concussion the best foods were cold/ Miley warm foods with a mild level of flavor(I personally liked spicy stuff aswell). So basically just rest and let your body heal itself
>paying for medical care
>had a seizure last February
>1 trip to a&e
>1 CT Scan
>3 visits to a consultant
>tfw I'd be financially ruined if I was unlucky enough to be born in the land of the free
what the fuck kind of insurance do you have? i foolishly mangled my entire body in 2014 and obongo payed for the multiple surgeries it took to solder everything back together
I've had a concussion for the last 1½ years,
and i have met a few pepole with permanent concussions.
My best advice would be to take that shit seriously and get a couple of days with complete rest (no working, no exercising, no alcohol, etc.).
Take breaks regularly and try to avoid any activities that give you a hedace or worsen your other symptoms.
Also remember to eat and get pleanty of water - concussion may screw with the pituitary gland which can affect your feeling of hunger or thirst - I lost roughly 40 pounds over the first 6 month of my concussion.
Talk with your doctor about it, depending on your symptoms there's a couple of prescriptions that might help.
I have had some benefit using guided meditation or brething exercises (youtube) to help me relax (in general, reducing stress seems to help me).
By the way, some studies suggest that creatine, fish oil or curcumin may speed up the recovery process.
Hope any of this helps, get well soon
> live in tokyo
> have national health insurance
> get massive dermatitis on scalp
> go to dermatologist
> consultation plus ointment costs me 1600 yen (around 15 bugerbucks)
> same thing would have cost me over $100 no problem with private health insurance in ausfailia
I've had 2 concussions playing football and had none of those symptoms.
I was just really HEEM sleepy, but was told to stay awake. Just felt like a bad hangover for a week or so both times. You might be bamboozled something good.
>Possible brain damage or death by brain hemorrhage (med student, no joking)
>Can't go to the hospital because it's too expensive
I mean, it's kind of disgusting, that only happens in Murica and in some savage countries in Africa