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I banged the front of my head hard against a wall, help?

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    October 16, 2014 11:56:43 PM PDT

    Earlier I got in a bad fight with a family member. I was so overwhelmed by negative emotions and my thoughts were so scattered that all I wanted was for it to end and to experience some sort of physical pain. I don't know, maybe seeing the emotional pain turn into physical is theraputic in some weird way. Anyways, I couldn't get to knives or anything shrap so I banged my head against a wall as hard as I possibly could three times. At the time this was easy because I was feeling an adrenaline rush from all the anger/depression. Now I have a minor headache. I'm an 18 year old female (I don't know if age or gender have anything to do with how this might have affected me) ... do I have anything to worry about?

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    October 17, 2014 1:11:11 AM PDT

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    Please go to the ER for evaluation of high-impact head injury. 

     

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    October 17, 2014 1:13:54 AM PDT

    The mechanism is subjectively* classified as dangerous. I* am not a licensed medical doctor, but I don't commit fraud in court repeatedly as the medical board does. Yet, I digress. 

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    Please seek medical care. You have my sympathy and I hope that things improve. Please also discuss with the ER your feelings at the time. It will help them understand your motives and form a more thorough assessment, they will understand you were upset and that you don't have a brain tumor or anything that would need an MRI. Please be descriptive so that they understand.

     

     

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    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at October 17, 2014 1:20:37 AM PDT