Recommendations Following a Concussion

This is a great list! I’ve learned a few new things, myself. Check it out.


There is so much information about brain injury online that it is overwhelming for someone who cannot filter information, read or use the computer well. Since local pamphlets are too difficult to read for people with vision issues, one provider made an easier version for patients. Below is a list of recommendations after getting a concussion. The info is from research, providers, and patient recommendations, based on their experience.


  • Drink plenty of water (at least 8 cups a day)
  • Avoid caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and soda
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine
  • Eat well rounded nutritious meals
  • Eat something healthy, a snack or small meal, every 2-3 hours, even if you are not hungry
  • Plan afternoon “down time” or take a short nap every day
  • Try and sleep at least 7-8 hours a night
  • Do something creative using both hands – example coloring with both hands
  • Use non-dominant hand for…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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