I hit my head several times a week. How do I stop?
June 25, 2014 10:58 AM Subscribe
I hit my head frequently, on the order of several times a week. Usually it's something like straightening up into the freezer door after looking in the fridge. About 25% of the time I get a bad headache afterwards. I'd really like this to stop.
posted by ziggly to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Some snowflakes: I wear glasses and the field of vision around the lenses is blurry, but I have this issue even with contacts where my peripheral vision is presumably unaffected. I'm currently living in an angled attic room and hit my head about once a day on on the sloping walls, but that situation is temporary and will be ending soon. I had an honest-to-god diagnosed mild concussion in 2009, when the heavy trunk door of my car fell about a foot onto my head, and went to the ER after a couple days of blurred vision and headaches. They didn't seem to think a CAT scan was necessary. About a year ago I straightened up into a concrete ceiling and slept for much of the subsequent two days, but didn't go to the doctor as I was not employed and didn't see the point of being told to get some rest. I have issues with migraines and vertigo, but haven't really had vertigo attacks for several years.
Is this a balance, inattention, medical issue? In the short term, how can I stop zoning out and forgetting that there is something heavy and immovable above my head? What modifications might help my environment?