light headed after injuries

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  1. machomang Orange Belt

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    Not sure how to pose this question, but last night, I got knee'd in the face and got a pretty bad bloody lip. My partner and I continued to roll, but after I was bleeding profusely, we stopped to check on my lip.

    After I went to the bathroom to wash up, I started feeling light headed and felt like I could pass out if I didn't lay down. This happened to me once before years ago when I dropped a dumbell on my finger.

    I'm not weirded out by shots or needles or blood. I have tattoos and have donated blood on numerous occasions, so I'm curious as to what this could be. Any of you guys have an idea?
     
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  2. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    So it could be shock. You could also be suffering a concussion.

    When I broke my wrist training last year, I had to lay down and catch my breath because I was getting light headed and dizzy. It was the beginning of your body going into shock. Once I laid down caught my breath and the initial pain went away I was good. I drove myself home and thought it was just a sprain. I went to the Dr two days later and found out it was actually broken.

    If you start suffering from headaches and sensitivity to light after your hit you might have a concussion. I would go get it checked out.
     
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  3. machomang Orange Belt

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    interesting, what causes one to go into shock? I guess I could just google it real quick.....
     
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  4. Was at Pride GP 2000 Brown Belt

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    If you are not used to getting hit square in the face it can shock you. Taking a blow to the point you are bleeding stops some new guys in their tracks. If it's not a concussion just keep rolling. You get hit a lot and your nervous system gets used to it. And if you feel dizzy don't be a tough guy. Sit down for a minute. Nobody wants to see you walk through the glass door
     
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  5. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    I know with me it was the initial pain. I mean it fucking hurt a lot. I don't think it was the worst pain I have felt in my life but as soon as it happened it hurt like hell. I guess my body didn't know how to react to that type of stimulus. As I said it took me a few minutes of just laying there to catch my breath. Once the initial pain went away and my endorphins kicked in I was good. I mean we were moving at that time and I just started to pack and load boxes and take them to the storage unit. Not smart I know.
     
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