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My husband is a relatively healthy 48. 2-4 dizzy spells per

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My husband is a relatively healthy 48. 2-4 dizzy spells per day last 5-6 months (not just when standing/sitting up). Yesterday complained of headache which has not gone away after taking advil. This morning he added a stiff neck, eyes sensitive to light and "tingly" skin. Should i just lock him away from me so i don't catch it or should he consider going to 24/7 clinic or emergency room or should he just make an appointment. He did call his doctor about the dizzy spells 6 weeks ago & his doctor sent him motion sickness pills in the mail - no help at all. He receives his medical treatment from the VA so an appointment would be 3-6 weeks away. At this time he is wrapped up in a blanket laying on the couch.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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From what you have posted, the duration of his symptoms and the fact that he is getting nothing but worse, I would have to say that it is time for him to see a doctor....and a doctor that is willing to do more then just "mail" him pills.

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I'd take him to a 24/7 clinic. If they think that he would be better treated at an emergency room, they will make sure he gets to one.

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While my wife would probably agree with the "lock the husband up and see if he lives" approach to medicine I think, as a husband myself, it would be a kinder and gentler thing to haul him to a doctor. ;-)

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Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : From what you have posted, the duration of his symptoms and the fact that he is getting nothing but worse, I would have to say that it is time for him to see a doctor....and a doctor that is willing to do more then just "mail" him pills.
Dr. Rick : I'd take him to a 24/7 clinic. If they think that he would be better treated at an emergency room, they will make sure he gets to one.
Dr. Rick : While my wife would probably agree with the "lock the husband up and see if he lives" approach to medicine I think, as a husband myself, it would be a kinder and gentler thing to haul him to a doctor. ;-)
Dr. Rick : Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?

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