My husband began complaining of heartburn/indigestion last evening, along with a headache. He seemed fine otherwise. He went to get ready for bed and was struck by sudden nausea, vomiting and a cold sweat. He seemed a bit shaky after the incident and had a very sleepless night because he said his stomach wasn't right. His colour is off, his extremities are cold, his temperature is 36C and he is completely exhausted and in bed with an icepack for his headache. I have given him two aspirin and suggested several times we should go to the hospital to have him checked for a possible heart
attack, but he refuses to go, saying he probably has the flu, food poisoning, or Norwalk virus. What do I do now?!
JA: Are you experiencing any shortness of breath or chest pain? Is there a history of heart disease in your family?
Customer: He says there is no shortness of breath, nor is there history of heart issues in his family. He is also a smoker
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He is overweight - 5'8", 220 lbs. and is complaining of feeling bloated. His stomach is distended and firm to the touch. He is on meds for depression/anxiety/high blood pressure/cholesterol