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headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue HELP

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 19, 2008
  • 07:46 AM

My husband started off with headaches 5 weeks ago. donw both sides of head and across top. No painkillers touched it. Last weekend he started vomiting violently and looked spaced out and not with us, also very weak.
All tests done this week including CT scans have illiminated tumours, abscess, brain infection...anything in brain. All tissue normal, all blood tests normal, all refelxes and other co-ordination tests normal.
This is the first time he has been ill in 24 years. Doesn`t smoke, drink etc.
Doctors are baffled completely. He is on codeine, paracetomol anti inflamms, anti sickness drugs.
Feeling dreadfully nauseous in morning and extremely weak and looks distant. Headache - sides and top not going. Doctor tried to reduce tabs to see what would happen, and headaches came back fast and furious. When nausea under control weakness and distant look not present. He is still in hospital, there has to be some physiological cause but WHAT? He can`t stay like this for ever.
I did post this case earlier but it is not coming up on the site. Hence this posting

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  • I would get a second opinion, first of all. Ask that he be transfered to a different hospital, with a better neurological and diagnostic team. Also, how long has this been going on? Is their any family history? Any other symptoms? Have you traveled recently? Has he had head trauma, a spinal tap, brain surgery, does he weight lift? does this sound anything like what he has? Spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndromePatients with SIHS typically present with orthostatic headaches, which are maximal in intensity in upright position and diminished in the recumbent position. Other symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, nausea, diplopia, dizziness, hearing loss, photophobia, visual field defects, facial numbness, and (occasionally) radicular pain in the arms. http://www.emedicine.com/Radio/topic139.htm
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  • Has he been tested for any infections, mycroplasmas, or viruses? They are NOT included in the normal blood testing.Do you recall any bug bites recently? Rashes? Did they do a Western Blot test?Check out http:www.lymenet.org you may find some answerd there.See this thread by Mommy Cathttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=19710Good luck, ~~JerseyLymie
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