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2 weeks ago Friday I was on a stag do on a boat, tipsy and

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Hello,
2 weeks ago Friday I was on a stag do on a boat, tipsy and jumped up and hit my head very hard on the (very low) boat roof, I felt quite a crunch, I THINK in my shoulders/neck. My friend checked my head and saw no visible injury. I did not lose consciousness, or have a painful head afterwards. I carried on with the celebrations, drinking for several hours, awoke the next day Saturday morning with quite a headache, which could have been a hangover. I took a paracetamol and continued with the trip/drinking, feeling ok. Awoke on Sunday feeling a bit sick and out of it,, before going home in a complete daze, feeling very strange.
Monday morning I flew to Iceland on one hours sleep, I felt a lot of pressure in my nose on the flight, the air was really dry and when I landed I sneezed a lot before getting a nose bleed for 5-10 mins. Otherwise felt ok but exhausted. It feels like I have a big bump on the top/back of my head, that drops down to my crown.
The week-long trip was quite eventful and busy, with 24 hour light as it is the summer. I felt very 'out of it' the first 4-5 days with very mild on and off headaches but started to feel 'normal' for the first time since the last friday.
The past 3 days since I've been back in England, Ive been sleeping at least 2 hours longer than I would normally and been feeling very nauseous half-way through the day, but without vomiting. I can still feel my neck is very crunchy also, I'm not having headaches but don't feel myself at all.
Are these the symptoms of the head knock or just from not getting enough rest after partying too much?
Thanks,
Jerome
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

This is likely a concussion

Concussions are made worse by drinking and partying like that and not getting enough rest

I would advise you see your GP to make sure this is nothing worse but I think you should be fine

The key with a concussion is brain rest.

No screen time, plenty of sleep and rest.

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