Monday, 20 May 2013

When the Clumsies Aren't Just Annoying

Most people get the clumsies from time to time.  Most people with lupus get them quite regularly.

Inanimate objects like walls and the floor, or plates or whatever just randomly attack us.

Most of the time it's just annoying. Sometimes it's quite upsetting when something really precious to us or someone else gets broken.

But a question to the Sometimes, it is Lupus Facebook Page this morning leads me to give this advice.

(Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I can't give medical advice, etc, etc.... now do as I say anyway!)

A head injury should be treated seriously.

If you have a head injury and any of these things happen:

  • you pass out
  • you are nauseous or vomit
  • you can't remember
  • you think you may have had a seizure (especially if you don't "normally" have seizures)
  • you're sleepy or dizzy
  • you see strange things or see things strangely
  • anything else out of the ordinary is happening...
Go to a doctor or a hospital emergency department immediately.  Get someone to drive you there. If there's no-one around to drive you, call an ambulance. 

If you get checked out and there's nothing wrong, that's great. You haven't "wasted" anyone's time.   

A head injury is not one of those things where you can just leave it a day or two and see what happens, because what happens could be very, very, bad. 

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