After an injury to your head, you find yourself struggling to complete normal everyday activities.
A concussion is a serious medical condition, and recognizing the signs of one can help you after an accident.
Lack of coordination
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms can appear anywhere from days to weeks after the injury occurs. The most common of these is an increase in falls and confusion, along with bouts of dizziness.
You may feel as though you are “seeing stars” when you look at objects. This can lead to an increase in headaches, which can make it harder to concentrate on normal tasks.
Feeling as if you are in a haze, or struggling to remember what you were saying or what someone said to you, are also signs of a concussion. If you find yourself asking over and over for your loved ones to repeat what they said, it may be a sign of a bigger issue. Sometimes, people around you notice these problems before you do.
Delayed responses and confused looks during conversations can also signal you need medical help. Listen to what others say about how you are acting, since you may not realize how severe the symptoms are.
Trouble with emotions
If you continually feel irritated or tired for no real reason, you may be suffering from a concussion. Brain trauma and wildly changing emotions can leave you drained and drowsy, which can even lead to issues like vomiting or blurry vision.
Symptoms can also worsen over time. Concussions are a serious medical problem, and they can persist for weeks after a crash or accident.