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What are the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome?

A concussion is a serious injury associated with a variety of symptoms that range from headaches to sensitivity to light. While rest is typically the best way to overcome these symptoms in a timely manner, many people suffer from post-concussion syndrome.

Post-concussion syndrome is a disorder in which symptoms last longer than expected, often for many months or years after the injury occurred.

Some of the most common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Loss of memory
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears

While these are the most common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, the severity and type can differ from one person to the next. For example, one person may struggle with severe headaches, while someone else has more advanced issues like anxiety, depression and mood swings.

If you're recovering from a concussion and your symptoms are not improving, it's important to discuss this with your doctor. They can run a variety of tests to determine what's happening, which often leads to a post-concussion syndrome diagnosis.

No one wants to receive a post-concussion syndrome diagnosis, but knowing that you're facing this condition gives you the opportunity to receive the appropriate treatment.

If your concussion was the result of another person's negligence, like a driver who caused an accident, consider your options to hold the at-fault person responsible. In addition to filing an insurance claim, there are other steps you can take to protect your legal rights and position yourself for a better life in the future.

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