I've had my share of head bumps in my time, which I never gave much though to until a nasty thai boxing session in 2015. I didn't get knocked out or "bell rung", I just didnt feel right afterwards. At all. I was 100% certain I'd had a concussion.
My cognition was shot, but a clear CT scan was proof to my GP and psychiatrist my obsession with brain damage was a major depression relapse. I was signed off work for 3 months and diagnosed with health anxiety. I was glad to recover from whatever it was, but became paranoid about banging/bumping my head ever since.
2017 was a very personally tough year, enough to push the most mental healthy person over the edge, but I somehow managed to hang in there until November.
I was in the gym and bounced some weights off the floor (2 x 30kg) and because of the way I was sat, a slight shock wave went up through arms and neck, registering as a definite judder in my skull. There was no large head movement, plus I've done this before, got spooked about a possible concussion then forgotten all about it.
Within 2 days, I was sleeping badly, my concentration was shot, poor memory and my balance was dodgy for a week. I've developed tinnitus in my left ear and I'm waking myself up with snoring (apnea?). I believe its another concussion because I'm more TBI prone now and my mental health has really plummetted as a result.
My GP has stated on multiple occasions there was no injury mechanism and that it is my anxiety and depression. My therapist and psychiatrist also agree
I can't help think they are all mistaken. What does anyone else have to say?