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Concussion And Post Concussion Syndrome

I was involve in a very bad car accident 02/10 and have no memory of the actual wreck. the hospital deemed I have a severe concussion and then also diagnosed me with Post Concussion Syndrome. I am currently also experiencing back and neck problems as well as getting a collarbone checked out for a possible fracture.

My question is does coffee effect concussion and PCS recovery. And how long does recovery generally take.
I know alcohol is a def bad thing to do with concussion but what bout some coffee?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Usually people recover from a concussion without any residual effects. Some people may manifest the symptoms longer and the condition is termed as post concussion syndrome. Repeated concussions are known to double the risk.  After a concussion, the levels of brain chemicals are altered. It usually takes about a week for these levels to stabilize again. However, the time it takes to recover from a concussion is variable, so avoid all strenuous activity till complete recovery. Also, avoid alcohol but you could take coffee.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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It depends, how much makes a big difference. One or two cups late morning and afternoon has many benefits but not every day. Coffee is like a buggy whip, it can be overdone.  It must be black. It is much different when you add cream and sugar. Some coffee is more like a milk shake with a little coffee flavor. If you don't like it black, you really don't like coffee.
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