my husband is constantly dizzy nauseated about a week ago we wnt to er because he was falling to the left talking like he was drunk they ran mri blood work is normal said it was a minor stroke ive had a few people say this sounds like symptons of MS can you find this out thru a spinal tap should i make him have this done he is affraid of needle
He has been constantly dizzy and nauseated for a while.
Then a week ago he began falling to the left and talking like he was drunk (this is called ataxia).
Is that right? If so, I am wondering how long he has been dizzy?
Whether it could be MS.. I'll leave that to the many experts on this forum.
A spinal tap could give information about the possibility that he has MS, but it doesn't give you a "for sure" yes or no. Have you asked the doctor what he thinks about MS? The needle certainly is scary. I was shaking like a leaf the first time I face that needle! Actually, the second time, too. But I have to tell you honestly that they hurt no more than getting my blood drawn or having an IV started.
Vertigo certainly would cause dizziness, and that could cause nausea. I would wonder why he has vertigo. There are many things that could cause it.
The ataxic speech could be caused by a problem in the brainstem. Is that where his stroke was?
I'm so sorry you are both going through this! I hope he is feeling better and recovering from his stroke.
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