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Headache, numbness in the hand and arm, loss of balance in walking. What could be wrong?

My husband has been suffering from a really bad headache for 3 days now his hand and arm keep going numb on and off he went to the bathroom and lost his balance and fell against the wall he said he has never had his head hurt this bad he is 48 and has always been in good health ibtried to get him to go to the hospital but he refused I do not know what to do my email is YYYY@YYYY can you please tell me what this might be and what should I do I am very worried
Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Hello,

Thanks for posting on HCM
From your description for your husband's condition it is clear that your husband is suffering from a neurologic disorder. Your husband could be suffering from early signs of multiple sclerosis, encephalomyelitis, CNS Vasculitis, Lyme Disease, lupus Erythematosus. spastic paraparesis. Behçet Syndrome, Sarcoidosis etc.
You need to convince your husband to go to hospital before his condition complicates. The doctor would need to investigate his condition more by doing a lumbar puncture, MRI/CT scan, blood panel tests.
Analgesia to treat the headache could be started.

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Headache, numbness in the hand and arm, loss of balance in walking. What could be wrong?

Hello, Thanks for posting on HCM From your description for your husband s condition it is clear that your husband is suffering from a neurologic disorder. Your husband could be suffering from early signs of multiple sclerosis, encephalomyelitis, CNS Vasculitis, Lyme Disease, lupus Erythematosus. spastic paraparesis. Behçet Syndrome, Sarcoidosis etc. You need to convince your husband to go to hospital before his condition complicates. The doctor would need to investigate his condition more by doing a lumbar puncture, MRI/CT scan, blood panel tests. Analgesia to treat the headache could be started. Hope this helps