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  • Post-concussion syndrome

    Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion.

  • Post-concussion syndrome

    The symptoms of this disease are includes Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue, Irritability, Anxiety, Insomnia, Loss of concentration and memory, Noise and light sensitivity, vertigo,memory problems,trouble concentrating,sleeping problems,insomnia,restlessness, irritability,apathy,depression,anxiety,personality changes.

  • Post-concussion syndrome

    There is no specific treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Instead, your doctor will treat the individual symptoms you're experiencing. The types of symptoms and their frequency are unique to each person.Examples include: Amitriptyline. This medication has been widely used for post-traumatic injuries, as well as for symptoms commonly associated with post-concussion syndrome, such as irritability, dizziness and depression.  Amitriptyline may be combined with propranolol (Inderal, Innopran XL) to treat migraine-type headaches.   Topiramate. Commonly used to treat migraines, topiramate (Qudexy XR, Topamax, Trokendi XR) may be effective in reducing headaches after head injury. Common side effects of topiramate include weight loss and cognitive problems.   Gabapentin. Gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin) is frequently used to treat a variety of types of pain and may be helpful in treating post-traumatic headaches. A common side effect of gabapentin is drowsiness.
    The majority of patients with sport-related concussion recover within a 7-to-10 day period, although children and adolescents require more time to recover than do collegiate or professional athletes.]  But, for reasons that are still unknown,  5-10 percent of those who experience a concussion have symptoms that persist beyond the generally accepted time frame for recovery [10](one month under one classification,  beyond 3 months in another, at which point they are typically diagnosed as having post-concussion syndrome (PCS)
     

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