My husband is 44years old and we have two beautiful children. On August 12 he started getting severe headaches for which several medications Panadol, Mortrin, Biprofenid, Baralgin, and Tramadol were all unable to stop his pain.
He has never had issues with high blood pressure nor is it present in his family history and over the years has only had a couple of borderline high cholesterol readings. In his family history there are sinus issues but he has never experienced this. He was in relatively good physical condition as his diet has been reasonably healthy and he exercises regularly.
At different times since August 12 he started feeling nausea, lack of appetite and a clogged ear sensation. Then most recently he experienced the image of what he saw last spinning in his mind and making him dizzy and also described seeing two images side by side confusing what he was viewing.
We visited three hospitals and had many tests several blood tests, a CT Scan and others which were normal. Until finally an MRI showed 1cm x 1cm abnormality which doctors believe to be a stroke. This is confusing to us as he had no high blood pressure nor high cholesterol neither did he experience traditional stroke symptoms.
He was then put on Plavix and Crestor and sent home while we await further results in the hope to find the reason for the event. We have a follow up visit on Monday for further results and were told to use Panadol. Now the Panadol is controlling the pain but is still there. We were told that in the event of worsening condition – stroke symptoms, listlessness or severe headaches to return to the hospital at which point a Lumbar Puncture will be administered.
I need to know if there is more that we could be doing as I am concerned that he may be on the verge of a major event that could be prevented. I also want to know about the certainty of the stroke diagnosis and how effective the approach I have described seems.