I hit the back right of my head on my friend's bunk Sunday night (September 31). I felt a tiny bit nauseated the day after (just sometimes throughout the day) and have had a headache since Sunday night. I hit my head lightly yesterday on her bunk again on the back of my head and it hurt really badly. However, I am also very exhausted because I am a freshman and I am trying to adjust to college life and I just finished my menstruation. All I have taken for my headache is one Advil yesterday. I was wondering if I have a minor concussion or if I am just over-stressed and over-tired. Thanks.
It is possible this is a combination of both your knock to the head and being stressed out. If you are feeling like the headache is not improving then we should see you to do a basic neurologic examination, especially if your appetite is not normal, or if you are at all dizzy or unbalanced.
Most mild concussion symptoms resolve within a week. If you are concerned, we are here to help.