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Strange illness

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ByeGermsByeWorries Fri 06-Oct-17 08:24:19

I'm at my wits end as to what this can be, but my DP will not see a gp.

He gets this thing where it begins with a headache, and then he gets what he calls "stuck in a loop of thought" where he thinks about the same thing over and over and it can be any sort of stupid thought like how to tie a shoelace over and over step by step, repeating the same part of a daydream over and over.

This in turn makes the headache worse and then eventually he starts vomiting which can last anywhere from three- four times in a few hours, to an entire day.

I'm emetophobic and it can't go on with me sitting downstairs at stupid o clock in the morning shaking and sweating waiting for the inevitable sound or constantly worrying about when it's going to flare up again.

butterfly56 Fri 06-Oct-17 09:00:00

He needs to get checked out by the GP.
Headaches along with vomiting can be serious symptoms.
You could ring NHS direct the next time he has an 'episode' and then he could speak to them if he is still adamant that he's not going to the doctors.

MiniTheMinx Fri 06-Oct-17 09:09:47

Sounds like migraine, with the addition of him having a stress or psychological response to the onset of the headache.

lizzieoak Fri 06-Oct-17 09:16:19

He should see a dr, but it does sound like migraines: the puking, the stupidity of getting stuck on thoughts. It's not fun, migraines are a nightmare (if that's what it is).

ByeGermsByeWorries Fri 06-Oct-17 11:26:29

Thanks for your answers, he's had it a couple of times over the years, but he's been getting this really frequently in the last year at least once or twice a month,and I can't pinpoint it to anything in particular, he's always been really forgetful too but that has increased significantly lately. we are self employed and work together in an area we love, so it's not pressure at work or an individual causing stress, we aren't having any serious money worries or anything that could worry him but I don't understand much about migraines.

I stupidly googled all these things and now I'm panicking about brain tumours. I've tried to get him to speak to nhs direct this morning or at least phone gp as he's been headaches and weird thoughts about dropping spiders into tubs??? all night and vomiting again since 5am, but he's just getting angry and saying I'm being ridiculous. I understand this might be because he's feeling crappy.

Yogagirl123 Fri 06-Oct-17 11:49:48

What a worry OP, yes he needs to see GP. Has he had a sight test recently? It may be worth visiting the Optometrist before seeing your GP, if not. Good luck, I hope it turns out to be something simple.

ByeGermsByeWorries Fri 06-Oct-17 12:03:06

Yes we both had our eyes tested last year and were given glasses for driving, reading etc which he uses when he needs to. He says the glasses make him feel sick but mine did at first until I got used to them.

Yogagirl123 Fri 06-Oct-17 12:20:55

That's good OP, I didn't want to worry you further, but I used to work in an opticians and I knew of a couple of occasions when Optometrists spotted brain tumours in patients. It will probably turn out to be migraine which is horrible, I am very sick when I get them too. But an appt with your GP is sensible. Wishing you all the best.

Debby08 Fri 06-Oct-17 12:37:05

He needs to see a GP and run some tests. It could be a lot of things but what's important is he is examined so you know what's causing that kind of health condition.

ByeGermsByeWorries Sun 08-Oct-17 19:06:50

He said he felt a bit better yesterday, he's eaten both yesterday and today, but now he's complaining of his stomach being sore and his abdomen twitching / pulsating which I assume is his stomach just being in discomfort from vomiting so much on Friday and digesting food, and also today has developed this rash around his neck.

He's still refusing to go to walk in/gp or even the pharmacy I'm worried about what this is

Diamond25 Mon 09-Oct-17 15:14:34

He really needs to be checked by a Dr. Why is he so adament that he doesn’t want to go? He could get medication to ease the headache or anti nausea tablets. He needs his blood pressure checking incase that’s causing his symptoms. He may need to see a neurologist if the Dr can’t diagnose what’s wrong.

Yazoop Mon 09-Oct-17 15:23:37

It could be a rare type of migraine. I have had migraines that scramble my thoughts and make me repeat certain words (which make no sense) over and over, as well as mimicking the physical symptoms of a stroke. Migraines can be extremely weird and horrible.

Your husband should go to his GP asap to rule out more serious causes (which are very rare, so try not to worry too much). If it is migraine related, there are options to lessen their impact.

It is likely a GP will refer to a neurologist, who will order a scan if they think it is needed. Neurologist referral wait times can extend to months, so the quicker he sees a doctor the better.

Yazoop Mon 09-Oct-17 15:25:49

The rash is a bit odd, could be a stress rash? He really needs to talk about all these symptoms with a GP, though!

ReginaBlitzkreig Mon 09-Oct-17 15:28:47

You could point out to him that the GP is likely to be able to give him information to help reduce the frequency and severity of these attacks. He is suffering needlessly (and inflicting suffering on you) for no better reason than stubbornness.

Whoateallthecheese Mon 09-Oct-17 15:35:46

I don't want to worry you, as chances are it's not a brain tumor, but IF it was, depending where it is growing there is a possibility it could be affecting his decision making and understanding of what's going on with him and that might be why he's refusing medical help. These are serious symptoms, if he won't see a doctor could you ring and speak to his gp and explain the situation? Good luck and hope it gets sorted.

ByeGermsByeWorries Mon 09-Oct-17 16:54:07

He's 90% better today and is now approachable. I've showed him the thread and we are going to see the gp next week to speak about potentially migraines. Thanks so much for your answers when I was panicking

Yazoop Mon 09-Oct-17 19:46:28

I hope all goes well and he gets better soon, OP. xx

Whoateallthecheese Mon 09-Oct-17 21:06:04

Good luck and well done. Hope it gets sorted quickly.

Diamond25 Thu 16-Nov-17 14:18:31

How are things with your husband now?

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