So, I first got a concussion playing in a football game. I blacked out for a second, got a headache, blurry eyes, and then talked to our trainers. They told me to go to the hospital if I got sick, later that night, I threw up, so I went to the emergency room. Upon examination, I had a grade 1 concussion which left me out of football for two weeks. I came back, practiced for a week, then the very next game, I got another concussion which ended football for me for good, which sucks because this is my last year to play it. This one has had me out for a month and a week now, and I am still feeling very minor headaches. I haven't worked out at all in pretty much two months, which is disruptive because working out is a big part of my life and I enjoy it for many reasons. The headaches now are only enough to notice them, but not enough to cause serious pain. I just wanted to know if it would be safe for me to begin exercising again, even with the minor headaches.
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replied November 18th, 2014
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Headache is not an ideal condition to accompany exercise. I would advise you to refrain from forceful exercise and physical games such as football till the headaches subside and you recover completely. If the CT scans or other brain imaging shows no significant injury, then you may resume your workout as before but of course a physical sport would be advised against.

wishing you best of health


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