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husband with headaches, nausea, fatigue no diagnosis yet after 4 weeks

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 19, 2008
  • 09:46 AM

my husband of 58 fit and well normally, developed severe headaches 5 weeks ago. they have been prgressively getting worse, no tablets touching it. Went to hospital eventually has he started vomitting and feeling totally fatigued. He also looked like he was not on this planet! This look only happens when he is very nauseated mostly now in morning. He has been in hospital for a week and no nearer a diagnosis. All CT scans, blood tests and other co0ordination tests have illiminated tumours, bleeds, infections etc. All responses and tests so far normal. Doctos have him on codeine, paanti inflamms and anti sickness tablets. He feels the nausea worse in mornings in fact it is getting worse. Headache down sides of head and on top. Doctors have admitted they are baffled and are now referring him to neurologist. But I`m thinking could there be a problem in the body`s system. (Endocrine perhaps?) Doctors are focussing on head only. Any help out there please. Desperate:confused:

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  • Does your husband exercise on a regular basis? It could be that he's not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Your husband should do exercises to increase blood flow to the brain. Also, going to a chiropractor might help by re-aligning his neck and spine in accordance with the rest of his body. Hope this helps!
    MatthewandBarney 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi there. Obviously stay away from chiropractors and the exercise thing is not an issue for your husband. His problem sounds like an acute issue. He has had CT scans to rule out blood in the cranial vault. Has he had a MRI/MRA of the head/neck? Are you in the US? These would be the appropriate tests to rule out space occupying lesions in the head that I might think of with headache and early morning vomiting. They are however standard of care, so you mentioned those things had been ruled out. Other considerations that will probably be followed up on will be EEG if his nausea is a migraine equivalent (aura), LP, encephalopathies, etc. Any info you could provide about exposures could help, but I am sure if he is hospitalized he is receiving an exhaustive work up.
    fewd4thought 126 Replies Flag this Response
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