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On 6th December my 71 year old husband had a suspected Tia symptoms were head ache shimmering in corner of right eye described by him as like looking through water plus slurred speech which lasted a few mins. I was talking to him and afterwards he said he knew what he wanted to say but could nor find the right words. He went to A and Rand was seen by the doctor. Blood tests were fine except for high triglycerides. Examination was normal. It was diagnosed as possible Tia. 2 days later he saw the consultant after having a Doppler scan on the neck this was ok and after asking lots of questions the doctor said he thought it was a migraine even though he had never had one in his life. At the a and e he was put on 300mcg aspirin. The consultant t old him to stop. About a week after that . He had an mr i brain scan together with an ear scan which had a already been booked for other reasons. He was told not t o drive for a month and he would see him in clinic 6/8 weeks. His appointment is 19th Jan. The consultant said he would be very surprised if the mr i showed anything. He has a copy of the letter to the gp saying it was thought to be a migraine not a Tia. Does all this sound ok. He has type 2 diabetes asthma/copd arthritis and is overweight. He had not had any other episodes and was completely back to normal before arriving at a and e. I would add our son aged45 had a possible Tia 2 years ago but this was because he had let his diabetes go out of control. He has been type 1 diabetic since he was 2. I assume they took this Into account. The other thing is he is wanting to start driving again as I don't drive. One month will be 6Jan but 4 weeks to the day will be the 3rd of Jan. Do you this will matter if drives on the third. Thanks.
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