Am I having Tia's

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For 5 months now I have been having Tia symptoms they are now happening daily and is getting frustrating as I seem to be forgotten about by the nhs. I've had every test going but they can't find anything but my understanding is that a Tia is hard to find as they leave no damage so where do I go from here when I'm getting Tia symptoms daily.

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    Good luck finding a neurologist who will try to help you. Granted, neurological issues are very difficult to diagnose, especially if symptoms are intermittent or episodic. Outside of being extremely wealthy with the ability for 24/7 observation and testing, I think people like you are out of luck. I have been to half a dozen neurologists and they act as if they have no clue as to what is wrong with my brain. I often wonder how a person can be a specialist and know so little of their specialty. And be paid for doing nothing.
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    They didnt believe me either. Couldnt find anything on the tests. And because of how young I was, they said it wasnt "consistent" with typical TIA's and other stroke victims. I had my primary doctor send me in for an Angiogram. Not the one with the catheter, but the one using the MRI machine, and thats how they found what was wrong with me. By then it was too late, but they couldnt do anything anyway. After the stroke, I have a whole bunch of fun little quirks I get to deal with now. And the doctors dont understand any of that either. It wasnt until I found these forums here that I found that there were other people with the same exact symptoms, and I wasnt crazy. All I can say man is that Im sorry. Most of us have experienced the same thing that you are to some degree. I just pestered them so much that they finally gave me any test they could to get me to shut up.
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    Getting to be a joke now with the NHS I was told by the consultant yesterday that the episodes I keep getting maybe in my head made up. Not had all my test yet but up to now they can't find anything and has put me forward to see a clinical psychologist think it's a complete utter joke they may find the cause when I end up in a body bag.

    Have many of you been told the same.

    Thanks Dan (41 years old)

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    Daniel,

    Diagnosing a TIA is possible, if you look at https://patient.info/health/transient-ischaemic-attack#nav-8, it explains the tests needed to evaluate the risks an individual has that could engender a TIA or even a full blown stroke. Those tests look at multiple risk factors using different techniques. 

    Yes, once a TIA occurs it is difficult to see the physical effects as the clot passes over the brain and disperses. But if the relevant risk factors are present it can increase the certainty of the diagnoses, "you've had a TIA"

    I had a stroke 3+ years ago and the damage was easy to see on an MRI. I have had several TIA's since, some I went to hospital, others I just knew that was what had happened. I rested for a day after and then resumed life as normal. 

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