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TIA or Seizure? I have a history of TIA's A total of 4/5

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TIA or Seizure? I have a history of TIA's A total of 4/5 over 9 years. the latest doctor says he thinks they are partial Seizures but I am not convinced. His reason was "There was no further ischemia. My symptoms are right sided weakness affecting the arm and face with sudden onset lasting less than 1 minute and then its cleared.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 month ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I looking forward to assisting you with your question and providing excellent service. That does not sound like a seizure at all. These are tia symptoms. No idea what your dr is talking about regarding no further ischemia. These are classic tia symptoms. You should be taking a daily baby aspirin. I would suggest seeing a neurologist.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** me I have been banned from drive because this Consultant has told them I am having Seizures.
All other diagnosis over the years ave been TIA, he said because there was no Ischemia visible on the MRI these are Partial Seizure activity. How can I prove this?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 month ago.
Tia does not require ischemia at all. You need to see a new neurologist of course
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just to confirm although I have had several and all exactly the same it is still more likely to be TIA rather than seizure activity?
he said "We did an MRI on you and it didn't show any infarction" and was negative for Ischemia therefore it was "Seizure activity". I am very happy with your service and answers Thank you
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 month ago.
Tia should not cause infarction or necessarily ischemia. Seizure activity would be documented by eeg
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