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Good afternoon, I sustained my third lifetime concussion

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Good afternoon,
I sustained my third lifetime concussion 17 days ago. My last two I had no LOC, and I had one about 13 years ago with LOC. I never played contact sports, I just got these in the course of my daily life.
A few questions: Do we have any knowledge of how likely I will be to suffer long-term effects, post recovery from this concussion? Three seems to be the magic number thrown around, and it has me very concerned. Should I expect full cognitive recovery?
Also, my recovery has been slow, possibly aggravated by anxiety that I got yet another concussion. Notably, I also feel weakness and unusual feelings in my right arm, and intermittently in my right leg as well. I have never suffered symptoms like this before. Is it normal to have unusual feelings in an extremity post-concussion?
Thank you,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.In general the risk of developing any permanent damage is very low.Your recent concusion has occurred after long time.Hence it does not have any significant correlation with your prior episodes.In most cases, people recover completely from concussion related symptoms.Your current symptoms can be considered as postconcussion syndrome.But you should recover gradually with rest.Amitriptyline can be used at 10-25 mg daily to control your symptoms.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: