Concussions aren’t funny, but this article is! First off, let’s be real here: if you’re questioning whether or not you might have a concussion, then there’s a good chance that you already do. But don’t panic just yet – we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you deal with your brain injury in the most humorous way possible.
The Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion
Before we dive into how to treat a possible concussion, let’s take a look at some of the warning signs first.
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light/noise/motion/jokes/tomatoes
- Memory loss (aka “Where did I park my car?”)
- Nausea/vomiting (hopefully not on your new shoes)
- Fatigue (or as we like to call it – “brain drain”)
If any of these describe how whensoever upon thy person thou hath woken from being knocked about the head within recent times, go straight home – don’t pass go and don’t collect $200!
Treating Your Possible Concussion
In no particular order:
Look cool by wearing sunglasses indoors.
Play hooky from work without actually having an excuse ready.
Get sympathy from others using endearing phrases such as “I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast” while stroking the side of your head repeatedly .
Drink plenty of fluids (water preferably!).
Take ibuprofen/paracetamol; however DON’T drink alcohol or use illegal drugs during this time period.
..Rembember rest up till better
How to Prevent Concussions
There’s a common saying “prevention is better than cure”, so there are things you can do to lower your risk of getting a concussion in the first place such as:
- Wear protective gear such as helmets and headguards when participating in contact sports (or even just going for a leisurely bike ride)
- Avoid alcohol or drug induced fights, because it never ends well.
Do yourself a favor and don’t say “Hold my beer!” before anything!
When to See A Doctor
Depending on how severe your symptoms are, it might be worth visiting the doctor. If you experience increased pain or pressure in your head, seizures, repeated vomiting or slurred speech, get thee to be seen by thy physician post-haste! Remember that now isn’t the time to play tough guy/gal; however admirable thou doth think this art.
Dealing with concussions can be tricky business (but hey, at least we managed to get laughs out of it). The most important thing is not ignoring what could potentially become brain damage which we aren’t proud off whatsoever. So if any of these signs match up with how you’re feeling right after bopping heads with someone then please take heed: Do not hesitate another minute – follow our tips here ASAP!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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