I found this site whilst googling effects of concussion as I fell off my horse three weeks ago whilst show jumping and was knocked unconcious for about 1 minute as well as hurting my back. I was wearing a riding hat but no body protector (stupidly).
CT scans showed no damage to brain or permanent damage to my back thankfully and I was advised I would recover from the concussion over 2 - 3 weeks (dizzyness, the world spinning, fractured memory, difficulty focusing etc.)
Today is three weeks later and I find I am still suffering bouts of dizzyness when I look up, loo down, get up quickly etc. The world seems to roll over if I lie down. I seem to be suffering minor co-ordination issues such as typing - I get the letters in the wrong order if I go too quick. I struggle to remember words I know and sometimes can't walk in a straight line. Things are definately better than they were but I am shocked that I am still so affected by this. I assumed I would be back to normal by now.
I have started riding again without any apparent side effects. I did do an exercise class a few days ago and was amazed how much it set me back. I also find I am worse when tired.
I am a 50 year old woman - am I expecting too much to be over this by now? Is it normal to still be suffering these issues and if so what should I be doing to help the process as I received no advice at all from the doctors in A&E.
Thank you in anticipation of your advice