Fallen off horse daily headaches, post concussion?

Hi wasnt sure what to post this was wondering if anyone could help!

Im 22 yrs old and 13 days ago on tuesday 7th, I fell off my horse on a field, was having a lovely canter along the field when he bronced (started rodeoing in simple terms!) and I fell off, I sat the first few but he then spun and panicked and we parted ways he went forwards, and I went backwards, landing like i was laying down on my back and hit the back of my head quite hard on the field as I fell I remember everything that happened!

I sat up straight off and everything was moving, then after about 30 seconds my vision adjusted and everything remained still I had a headache but hadnt hurt myself or anything, so I went back to my horse got back on, and carried on riding as didnt want him to get away with being naughty.

Felt fine and everything was fine, let my mum drive my car back home just encase, next morning I felt fine, went into work then had a headache that came out of nowhere and was dizzy i was sitting at work and could not stop swaying even sitting down it was like I was on a ship! I looked like I was drunk!

This dizziness lasted for a whole two days and gradually went bit by bit over a few days.

But now ever since falling off I keep getting headaches, I work on a computer full time so not sure if this plays a part, but i have no other symptoms now just headaches I never used to get them daily until i fell off, they can come out of nowhere, like ill feel fine and be doing something and they can come on randomly on or I can wake up with a headache, go to sleep with a headache and wake up with it again still.

I would of thought 13 days after the incident these should of gone by now?

This is the second time this has happened to me but the first time the headaches and sickness only lasted two days never this long.

I didnt suffer any trauma I just literally hit the back of my head as I fell and I was wearing a riding helmet, I suffer from panic attacks to and then start to worry as I keep getting these headaches out of the blue

Does this sound like post concussion?

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  • I think you should have visited A&E to confirm whether you had concussion. It's still worth a visit just to ease your mind or a least a doctor's visit.

    Try not to be to anxious as it probably isn't helping.

    Hope things settle for you soon

    Jen xx

  • Try the headway site on here. You would get same advice mind you. You fell from a height at speed and when you hit your head the brain keeps moving inside the skull. Always better to get checked out properly by the experts. I got a head injury and it's not the greatest thing to live with for the rest of your life.

    Look after yourself, get checked out, listen to what your body is telling you!

  • It sounds like it might be safest to get it checked out by a doctor. They may also want to check that your neck is fine as well as check out the concussion stuff.

  • Simple reply. Go to your doctor as soon as you can. Explain. To the receptionist what has happened and make sure you get an appointment as soon as possible. Never ignore blows to the head .

    Hope it's all ok

    Dee

  • Doctor needs to be visited to check for any damage. Make an appointment to see a chiropractor. You may have a slightly tweaked vertebrate with muscle micro cramps as a result of the fall.

    The chiropractor should be able to give you a second opinion in regard to the doctor.

    Hope this helps.

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