Do I still have a concussion?

So I got a concussion exactly 13 days ago. Long story short, I was at softball practice, and I dove for a ball and it took a bad hop to the spot just next to my temple. It was a pretty severe concussion; I couldn't remember what year it was, where I was at, etc. I scored 80 seconds slower than my baseline on my concussion test. So, it's been a couple weeks now, and I finally passed the concussion test just this last Friday. I felt great- all my symptoms were gone, and I felt like I was ready to go back and play right then. They had me start this five day physical assessment that same day, where you ride for ten minutes on a bike for day one, day two you do a ten minute jog, day 3 is 5 sprints, and so on. Well, Saturday my team had our first games (mind you this is a college softball team, so it's very important that I at least come for the games), and I came with them and cheered and everything. I was there from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Then after that my friend got free tickets to an amusement park with haunted houses, and so I went to that as well. I woke up yesterday and it felt like I was back to day one with my concussion; almost all of my symptoms are back: dizziness, fogginess, bad balance, no appetite. The only thing I don't have is a headache and sensitivity to light and sound. I'm freaking out because I was doing fine for the first couple days of the physical assessment, and now I feel bad again. Is this just a phase? Did I return to activity too soon? Can someone just please give me some insight as to what is going on with my body (or head I guess) right now? What should I tell the school trainer that won't make me sit out of softball for longer? And what can I do to make this go away AS FAST AS POSSIBLE?

P.S. I have already missed our first two games, and we have some very important games next week.
emgar10
Asked Sep 23, 2013
For something as serious as a possible brain injury, it would very foolish for you to rely on advice you got from the Internet. Call the doctor office that diagnosed the concussion and tell them what's going on.
Rob
Answered Sep 23, 2013

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