You’re probably familiar with the typical symptoms of a concussion: confusion, dilated pupils, or dizziness are all signs of TBI. But concussion is actually a very complex condition, and there are many symptoms and signals that you may not have picked up on. From strange visual issues to odd memory problems, getting a concussive brain injury can have unexpected consequences. Someone may not lose consciousness, nor do you necessarily have to experience a blow to the head to get one; whiplash or being shaken may lead to concussion. And you don’t actually need to be kept awake after a head injury; sleep may actually help them recover, but if the injury is more serious — e.g., they are having trouble walking, or their pupils are dilated — seek immediate medical attention. Here are other symptoms of a concussion you might not think to look out for.
- Mood swings (irritability, anger, feelings of depression, anxiety or generally more intense emotions) 2. “Floaters” in your vision 3. Bad balance 4. Sensitivity to noise (in addition to light) 5. Amnesia 6. Ringing in the ears 7. Vertical heterophoria (pupils stop “lining up” properly because one keeps drifting slightly vertically and can cause a host of symptoms, like seeing double, experiencing motion sickness, nausea, feeling nauseous)
Read more about these important symptoms at: https://www.bustle.com/p/7-symptoms-of-a-concussion-you-might-not-know-to-look-out-for