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One week ago on Friday I took my partner to hospital as he was suffering from right arm heaviness. No other symptoms but something told me to take him to our local A&E. Following thorough neurological examinations and tests by an Advanced Nurse Practioner, an A&E Dr and two Stroke Consultants, a CT scan was done, a chest x-ray and bloods. CT scan clear. Chest x-ray clear. Full blood count fine, U/E's fine and liver function tests all normal. Cholesterol 5.6, Having an MRI done on 13th February. No other outward symtoms. Dr treating as if it is a minor postural circulatory stroke. My partner does not smoke, does not dring alcohol, is not overweight and eats a healthy diet. This has come as a bit of a shock. I am trying to be strong to support him and WE WILL get through this with help and maybe physiotherapy. He is not feeling himself and this episode has really knocked his confidence. He is a fit, healthy and extremely confident man with a strong constitution. I am doing as much research as I can but suppose I need to wait for a formal diagnosis first. The wind has been knocked out of my sails. I cannot rest and concentrate on anything until I know what we are dealing with. Any advice anyone can give would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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