I had a bad concussion at the end of January but I did everything I was supposed to & I healed quickly. I'm unemployed so I was able to completely rest, eat the right foods & research. After 4 weeks I didn't have any more symptoms so I decided to return to running (I'm usually a long distance runner & was training for a couple of marathons). I ran a mile, walked for a bit to check how I was feeling, as I felt fine I ran another mile. I felt great until later that day & all my concussion symptoms returned & seemed worse than before. I felt extreme pressure in my head, headaches & had dizzy spells. I put off a social visit for another 7 days but when I visited my group of friends I couldn't keep up with the group conversation & I found the noise level very difficult.
This is my 3rd concussion (in 10 years) & I'm female. I know that can make it worse.
I went for a couple of walks during my 4 week rest period but otherwise I didn't do any exercise or socialising.
I also injured my shoulder in the accident which meant driving & using my right arm wasn't an option until recently, meaning I could do very little activity, even cleaning.
It's now been 6 weeks & I'm still struggling. After my initial recovery I'm worried I gave myself another concussion or made everything so much worse.
Thank you for any advice