Hello all! I feel the need to post my situation because it is a little different from others that have posted here. I am a senior trumpet player at The University of Toledo. Earlier this year in the spring, I hit my head lightly on a desk. However, I kept having pain and dizziness, issues with the brightness of the sun etc. I proceeded to go to the hospital for a scan knowing that 4 years earlier I was in a car accident and obtained a server concussion. I got a call later that day to come on immediately because I had a small amount of blood on the brain. I spent a night in the ER where the next day I was cleared to go home because the bleeding had stopped. I had two more scans over the next month to double check and they also confirmed that I was medically "fine" and that was that. I did not play much over the rest of the spring, as playing trumpet with a concussion is not advised. Over summer break I did NOT touch my horn once.
Fast forward to this fall. I once again having pain and dizziness, but especially when I play trumpet. Now this normally does not happen enless I play for a long time or put large amounts of hair through the horn (like when playing Royal Fireworks etc). Even playing long tones can cause me pain or dizziness. Both vary in how much I have day to day. I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas. The doctors have said im fine according to CT scans but I find this very unusual to be happening only since the spring. If the pain keeps up I'm not sure I want to continue playing Trumpet in large amounts.