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my husband has had spinning in the head sickenss giddyness

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my husband has had spinning in the head sickenss giddyness for over two and hald years every day he has had ct scn on the ENT inner ear scan eye scan knowbody has come with the a cure he is suffering so much even the balance clininc did not know and it is not vertigo what is it and cana we get a cure
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Has he had an MRI scan?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Whjaty

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What is his age?

Customer:

he has numerouse of scans CT scans not sure baout MRI But this has a been going seeing numerouse of doctors he has no qulaity of life he is 63 years of age

Dr. Shahzad MD :

CT scan is something that can miss a lot of things.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would like that you should have MRI of the head

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One possibility is that a small stroke in the brainstem (which is clearly visible on MRI and not so much on CT scan).

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Which is why I would like that he should have MRI

Customer:

I havce just phone my husband he has had an MRI scan?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Was that normal?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What do the doctors say is the cause of this?

Customer:

I woul not be asking you and had to pay for it if the any of the doctors have give a him acure or and answere for treatment they have just dismissed him had said they don't know!! I am so upset its ruining hids life and ,mine

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Really sorry to hear about that.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Must be really frustrating.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are his symptoms continuous?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

or intermitted?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Intermittent?

Customer:

no he has evry single day and when he wakes up worse also when he eats he has not hand any let up for the last two and half years

Customer:

he has doctors give sickeness tablets the balance clininc give him excercises to no avail nothink works one doctor said it could be a virus and could take up to 3years to come out the body I have to say you would nbot leave an animal to suffer this long I am disgusted aboput it all

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand your frustration.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would have felt the same way if I were you.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The quality of care that he is receiving is pathetic.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

He requires a doctor who is willing to listen and take important decisions regarding medications.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What kind of medications has he used up to now.

Customer:

different tablets but he also has a copd and he just had a lung operations which is not helping him he 3 months ago what with contending woith that he is on oral morpheine anti sickeness tablets whicjh hgave not helped he been hospitals so many time they keep chaning his tablets he has also been onm steroids has he losy so much wait of those years he his 5.11and he now ways 8.12

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long is he in morphine?

Customer:

and he cannot keep food down and he is opn vitim drinks and he brings those some times not all the time I don';t know how he is surving I am not at thome so I cannopt give you the pricise name of the tablets

Customer:

he has for the pin from his lings he has only been on it since the operation so ity has nothink to do with the systoms I have described to you has this has been on going before the operation

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand

Dr. Shahzad MD :

so before the surgery what medications, if any was he on?

Customer:

how much longer has I am at work and I need to get on with my work have you any answers at all!!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What I would like to rule out is any possible medications causing his symptoms.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Which is why I am asking for details

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Because all other causes have been ruled out.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Another possibility is vestibular neuronitis.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Which is inflammation of the nerve of the inner ear.

Customer:

i cannot tell you they have been changed so often and They have cut them right back but also his heart rate goes up and his pulse quikens quite often as well.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The best thing is to try and reduce the dose of medications, if possible, to see if that would help.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Plus I would like that he should be given stronger medications to suppress his vertigo

Customer:

but he has had a scan on the inner ear and they came up with nothink so whjat is thew treatment of this vestibular Neuronitis

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Medications like morphine are only going to make the vertigo worse.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

if his pain can be controlled with medications other than morphine that should be tried.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Inner ear scans are clear with vestibular neuronitis

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This condition is a microscopic condition.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meaning it would not be seen on naked eye or MRI

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Plus, being on some medications is something that could be a very likely cause

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Weaning of some of the more likely medications causing vertigo may help him.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

My point is that we have to think out of the box in his case.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

yes I have to go now thank you

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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