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crashdoll Sat 10-Sep-11 20:53:17

Yesterday morning, I went to grab something from the cupboard under the stairs. I was bent over, stood up and whacked my head. I have a huge bump underneath my hair. It's sore but I thought "off course it's sore, you gave it a nasty knock" but I've been feeling increasingly dizzy. I don't think it's anything serious but should I still be feeling like this?

SpeedyGonzalez Sat 10-Sep-11 20:54:33

Definitely see a doctor. Is it possible you may have blacked out? Am wondering whether a visit to A&E might be in order.

Poor you.

crashdoll Sat 10-Sep-11 20:58:38

I definitley didn't black out and I remember everything. I felt like crying, my pride was hurt too.

pozzled Sat 10-Sep-11 21:03:08

Increasingly dizzy after a head injury? What would you advise someone else? What would you do if it were a child in your care?

Go and get it checked out, just to be on the safe side.

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Sep-11 21:05:12

Yup, get it checked out, you can't be too careful with banging your head about.

Hope it's not serious.

DialMforMummy Sat 10-Sep-11 21:19:08

Ring NHS direct tonight, just in case it's not safe to spend the night on it.

crashdoll Sat 10-Sep-11 21:41:00

If it was my child, I'd take them to hosp in a heartbeat. I guess because I didn't lose consciousness, I felt it was less serious. I think I will get myself checked out. NHS direct seems like a good idea.

mummymccar Sat 10-Sep-11 22:48:25

Absolutely get it checked out by a dr. I fell downstairs a few years ago and didn't even realise I'd hit my head until the headache set in. My friend told me to go to A&E so I did the next day and it turned out I had mild concussion and a couple of nasty lumps in my head that I hadn't even noticed. If you are feeling dizzy I'd get it checked out. Don't bother with NHS direct - I phoned them within 10 mins of getting the headache after the fall and didn't get any advice until the following day.

mummymccar Sat 10-Sep-11 22:49:27

*'on' not 'in my head'. Stupid phone!

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