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scary stuff
i'm concerned....i got up this morning and J tells me that he had a strange pain episode in the night, the symptoms of which all lead to very scary illnesses. He said he had been up most of the night vomiting, then got an extremely stiff neck, which led to a sudden dehibilitating pain that covered one entire side of his head and face. Said it was so painful he couldn't move and that it lasted about 10 mins or so. My immediate thought was stroke, but he doesn't seem to have any symptoms now. It's scarying me a bit, so I've been googling information on the symptoms and it could have been a stroke, a TIA (mini stroke), aneurysm, or even meningitis. All of those are scary prospects. I really feel he should go to a doctor or the hospital and have some tests done but he's being stubborn. I'm going to be watching him like a hawk now. So freaking scary.

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kelikala From: kelikala Date: March 11th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those were the EXACT same symptoms I had in 03 during my TIA which was brought on after taking OTC cold meds. I would suggest that J sees a physician or an urgent care facility ASAP. If that is what caused his symptoms a simple CAT scan can show if it was a TIA or not. If it was there will be small white lesions that appear on the brain scan. It's better to check it out and be on the safe side then to have another which will lead to a full on stroke. TIA's are scary as hell.

* hugs *
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: March 11th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
see? and that's why i'm terrified. if it was me, i'd be at the ER, but it's a lot harder to drag a mid 30 year old man against his will. I'll do my best.
kelikala From: kelikala Date: March 11th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe if you tell him that someone with the experience of having a TIA knows that those symptoms points to that, he'll listen. If he has one, he's likely to have more, just as I still do. Granted, you can usually tell when one is about to come ( burning tingling on one side of face and slurred speech ) but one day it might blow up into a full blown stroke and then he'll really be in trouble without proper intervention.
imaginarylove00 From: imaginarylove00 Date: March 11th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
menegitis was the first thing that came to my mind. scary! hopefully everythings okay!
From: wickles270 Date: March 12th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it is meningitis, he won't have a choice but to go. he will literally be in so much pain in a short time that he will almost crawl to the hospital on his own. I know this because my ex had it and almost died. The first symptom is a severe headache and then weakness. By the time we got my ex to the hospital (8 hours of so after the first pain) he could barely walk. So, if J is still walking about and appears ok, I am almost sure it isn't that, but then I am no doctor.

Sounds alot like what I went through many years ago. Woke up one morning feeling sickly, soon after the entire side of my face and body went numb and I couldn't move it, which was followed immediately by severe pain that made me wish for death. There again, I was in so much pain, I didn't question a trip the the hospital. I was near insane with pain for hours while I went through the CAT scan process and such. Turned out to be the worst migraine I had experienced.

If he won't go see a doctor for himself, tell him to stop being so damn selfish and go see a doctor for the sake of his children.
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