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Help, something is wrong with my husband

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 19, 2010
  • 00:35 PM

My husband has had a severe migraine for a month and half now. He went to the hospital the second week and they gave him a shot in his butt and he went home with a bunch of drugs for the pain. None of it worked. Another two weeks later we went back (now having vomiting all the time) and that doctor sent him home with pills for the vomiting and for the migraine and said if that didn't help by the next day then they he must have a serious problem and needed to go to the ER, and then he proceeded to write out an ER admittance slip for us to use if needed. The pain did not go away or even ease up one bit and he continued having vomiting. So the next my husband went in to the ER. I believe they did a CT scan and said they "think" he has a tumor (they saw something abnormal in his brain) but that they don't have enough knowledge in that area so they told him to see a neurologist. We're trying to do that now but it's taking some time. In the meantime though, it seems like his symptoms are worsening. I wake up some mornings and he's awake shaking like he's having a seizure or something and his shirt is stuck to him from having night sweats. He's constantly been throwing up. Usually it hits him while he's eating or half hour after. On Valentine's Day we were out for dinner and he said his migraine had relaxed and he was enjoying himself. We were eating and everything was fun but then he got up and ran out to the bathroom to puke. He did it twice and when he came back his migraine was back full-on and he could barely move. Needless to say we went straight home. Also, he's been spending a lot more time in the bathroom lately. He won't tell me what problems exactly he's having but he's having to go..number 2...a LOT more often now and he's in there at least 20 minutes at a time. I'm so worried about him. Does anyone have a clue as to what could be wrong? I've been doing loads of research online and many kinds of health problems (from icepick headaches to leukemia) have his symptoms, being SEVERE migraines sometimes making his body shake (alot of it in his neck area and usually he cant move because its so painful), vomiting after eating- sometimes he needs to vomit even when he hasn't eaten yet, night sweats and sweating cuz hes hot and burning up but he feels cold at the same time. And lastly, i'm not sure if this is related but about a year ago his gums started bleeding whenever he brushed his teeth or if he got bumped in the mouth (lightly) and sometimes even in his sleep. I just don't know what to make out of all this. If there's anyone who has any clue into this, we would much appreciate it. I would like to note one more thing. I'm not sure if this is related or not (but maybe it could be part of the problem) but about 2 weeks before his symptoms started, my husband got stabbed in the back 3 times with a screwdriver when he was trying to break up a fight at a mall parking lot. One of the blows was at the very top of his back, at the base of his neck near his spine. The doctors said he was very lucky to have been hit where he was or he could have been paralyzed. But I can't help but think maybe the stabbing messed up his neck somehow and that's what is causing the sudden migraine pains and everything. Please give me your input. Much thanks from the worried wife,
Courtney

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  • Did he ever go to the dentist about the bleeding gums? he could have gum disease which can also contribute to many serious health problemsI am so sorry to hear what is going on with him it sounds very painful for him, my thoughts and prayers are with him.how long is it going to take to see the specialist?I i were you i would take him to a different hospital for a second opinion and the maybe things will get done faster cause it really isnt fair for him to have to live constantly in pain...do you live in the states or canada?
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • February 20, 2010
    • 11:45 PM
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  • Thank you Rachel for replying and for your prayers. No, we never got him to the dentist as he is one of the most stubborn men in the world. You think a gum disease can really be causing all these problems? I will definitely do research on that, thank you. Actually we live in Kuwait. I'm from the states but he's Kuwaiti so we're stuck with the healthcare here. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad at all. But it is all about who you know here- connections- so to get to a neurologist is taking longer thank we want.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2010
    • 10:31 PM
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  • I'm not sure if this is related or not (but maybe it could be part of the problem) but about 2 weeks before his symptoms started, my husband got stabbed in the back 3 times with a screwdriver when he was trying to break up a fight at a mall parking lot. One of the blows was at the very top of his back, at the base of his neck near his spine. The doctors said he was very lucky to have been hit where he was or he could have been paralyzed. But I can't help but think maybe the stabbing messed up his neck somehow and that's what is causing the sudden migraine pains and everything. Please give me your input. Much thanks from the worried wife, Courtney OMG yes of course it is related!! Have the docs been informed of this trauma? You need to push for a neurologist visit PRONTO. Get on the phone and don't take "NO" for an answer! This is serious and should not be brushed aside. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 05:48 AM
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  • I'm not sure if this is related or not (but maybe it could be part of the problem) but about 2 weeks before his symptoms started, my husband got stabbed in the back 3 times with a screwdriver when he was trying to break up a fight at a mall parking lot. One of the blows was at the very top of his back, at the base of his neck near his spine. The doctors said he was very lucky to have been hit where he was or he could have been paralyzed. But I can't help but think maybe the stabbing messed up his neck somehow and that's what is causing the sudden migraine pains and everything. Please give me your input. Much thanks from the worried wife, Courtney OMG yes of course it is related!! Have the docs been informed of this trauma? You need to push for a neurologist visit PRONTO. Get on the phone and don't take "NO" for an answer! This is serious and should not be brushed aside. Best wishesDOM You have to go to a doctor for diagnosis - sounds like nerve damage maybe. If it IS, then check out the blog on B12 at this website -- at least one of the guys at that blog regenerated his nerves after severe damage with a B12, b vitamin based protocol. There are substances (like carnitine I think? I am not up on nerve regeneration) which studies have shown to regerate nerves. You might also try a google scholar search for studies on nerve regeration. But I would tell you I would do immediately )if you can't get him in to the doctor immediately because that's first) -- I would give him high dose (well I mean safe high dose) antioxidants of every kind I could find at a health food store as well as curcumin and at night melatonin (which is a powerful antioxidant that works in the brain) in order to take down inflammation and secondary damage caused by the immune system (which uses free radicals - hydrogen peroxide) to kill dead and dying cells and these ricochet into healthy tissue causing more demage. To limit the damage, get down the inflammation and neutralize the free radicals.
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 06:47 PM
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