Hi, I hit the back of my head training jiu

Patient : Hi, I hit the back of my head training jiu jitsu at 7:15 pm when I fell backwards on it attempting a throw; it is now midnight. My butt hit first so the head blow didn't happen at the full speed of my body falling; I was fairly under control, it was a practice move I was trying at less than medium speed. The mats in the gym are not soft, they are like the wall mats in a basketball gym, very firm. I felt a quick "zap" or "jolt" when I hit, but never lost consciousness, never felt sick, never had a headache, no lump, no dizziness. I checked my pupils and they were opening and closing fine in response to light. I am 35 years old, great shape, and very healthy. My problem is I have terrible anxiety and am a terrible hypochondriac....I have been using Xanax sparingly for anxiety attacks about health situations, just like this one. I am having an anxiety attack now and can't sleep, which makes me dwell on every feeling in my head. No headache still, but these little tingles and slight sensations now and then are sending me into a panic....3 questions: 1) it's approaching 5 hours since the fall, should I get in my car and go to the ER? 2) if not or so, is it okay to go (or try to go) to sleep? 3) can I take a Xanax to calm down a bit or is that bad to have in the wake of a potential brain trauma? Thanks for any help.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My daughter had her first unprovoked seizure two months back...all her blood results were normal....but she was hospi...

Q: I’m not really sure where to begin. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with mets to the liver th...

Q: I have to pimples on my penis which I hope that’s what it is. Can you tell me what it looks like

Q: I have severe pain in my knee (front/back) and down my calf. This started two days ago and it's not better this mor...

Q: Hi, I had redness and burning sensation on my penis head about a week ago, it was also very sensitive. I have been us...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews