Post-concussion syndrome, also known as PCS, occurs after a person has suffered a head injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of PCS usually appear 7 to 10 days after the initial injury. The symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome vary from person to person, but more often than not, headaches, memory problems, mood alterations, nausea, and dizziness are among the symptoms associated with the condition.
The Mayo Clinic reports a reoccurring headache is one of the afflictions you may suffer if you are dealing with post-concussion syndrome. Unfortunately, the headache can last for a few weeks to a couple of months after the initial head injury takes place. The severity of pain varies from person to person but is at times compared to a migraine or a tension headache.
A change in a person's mood or behavior is a post-concussion symptom that is often pointed out by a family member or a friend. Mood alterations seen in people suffering from PCS include depression, irritability, and anxiety. Difficulty concentrating is also associated with PCS. If a person did not display these behaviors until after they suffered a head injury, it can be an indication that they are victims of post-concussion syndrome.
While a person may experience nausea, vomiting, and a loss of appetite directly after a concussion, the symptoms usually dissipate in a few days. When any of these symptoms persist for weeks after an accident, alert your doctor immediately.
Hearing and Vision Problems
A person may face hearing and vision complications when they are dealing with post-concussion syndrome. Oftentimes, a person will complain about a buzzing sound, or they may notice a loss of hearing in one or both ears. The opposite can also occur, which means, PCS can leave a person sensitive to loud noises. Symptoms that effect a person's eyesight include, blurred or double vision and a sensitivity to light. Keep in mind, these conditions can continue to present themselves weeks or even months after a head injury takes place.
Balance and Coordination issues
A lack of coordination or balance is a sign of post-concussion syndrome. A person may find they easily lose their footing while walking, or their tendency to trip may have increased after their accident.
Insomnia and Fatigue
Insomnia is also a symptom of PCS. Whether you are unable to fall asleep at night or you are incapable of staying asleep, the interruption in your sleep pattern may be linked to your head injury. Fatigue during the day that does not go hand in hand with sleepless nights is another red flag.
A rise in forgetfulness, such as an inability to remember how to accomplish simple tasks or consistently misplacing objects are signs of post-concussion syndrome.
If you suffer from post-concussion syndrome due to a head injury caused by another person's misjudgment, please contact us, so we can help you receive the compensation your deserve.