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I believe my husband may be dying and we wont know whats wrong until the autopsy

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  • Posted By: TheMommyJ
  • December 29, 2008
  • 06:21 PM

If anyone has any ideas PLEASE help??

basics: 45 yr old male, no health problems, heart and lungs in excellent shape...former drinker..smokes 1 pack per day....no history of drugs no current drug use. no medications...140 lbs, 5'5".

family medical history:
aneurysms, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cancer, lupus, arthritis.

personal medical history:
presented with headaches 5 yrs ago. when the headaches would come, the blood pressure would go up. diagnosed with migraines. had allergies or severe side effects to all migraine meds. Pain meds dont even touch the pain. 2 yrs into it, the doctor put him on blood pressure meds, which did n othing to control the blood pressure. two years after that, he was taken off of blood pressure meds.
In the last 6 months symptoms have become worse.

recent medical findings:
CT scan done one month ago showed nothing abnormal. CT scan done last week showed mild generalized brain atrophy higher than expected for man his age.
blood work showed low immunoglobulin G QN.

Chief Complaints and symptoms at this time:

weakness (he can not work for the past 5 weeks)
constant headache (pain comes from deep in head..unlike a headache or migraine)
a feeling that brain is smaller than head and every turn causes it to bounce against skull causing severe pain
aversion to noise
elevated BP with headaches
most recent, he has developed nose bleeds
a fungal skin rash that continues to grow in spite of lotrimin cream.

Help please...I honestly feel like something is bad wrong, but I just dont seem to be able to have any info to share with doctors that would help them to look deeper into this...

thank you in advance

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