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I had an episode a year last September and got discharged from A & E with suspected Migraine. I suspected that I had a TIA or Stroke. For 2 or 3 months no joy with the GP's and when I got to see a Neurologist 3 months later, listening to my symptoms and resulant damage he said he thought I had a stroke/TIA and ordered MRI Scans (some 4 months after episode). The Brain MRI and the MRI Scans of top 2 sections of my spine came back clear. He basically said that he did not know what it was and said if they cannot diagnose my symptoms they will treat them and prescribed PREGABALIN. My symptons are nerve pain, numbness, pins and needles over my right side from the chest down, exactly half of my body (therefore surely neurological).
My main question is surely it is possible to have had a stroke/tia and the MRI scans come back clear, especially as the scans were over 4 months later. My feeling is as the tests came back clear, the Neurologist will not diagnose a stroke, however it doesnt mean I have not had one.
The medication did not ease my right sided pain/numbness so my GP is referring me to the "Area Neurologist" whoever that may be, she said he is very thorough.
If anyone could advise I would be really greatfull.
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