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kathynevinski posted:
hi every one
i am hoping for some incite on what has happened to my husband, he is 46 and i believe he has had a tia , the first time he couldn't walk, or talk and chest pain, went to the first hospital and they did tests and said nothing was wrong, also we could not have a neurologist look at him because of no insurance, we have always had insurance but because of a job lost, insurance went to, thay treat you verry badly without insurance, the symptoms happened again two days latter,he couldn't walk or talk..we went to a differnt hospital thay ammited him , got all his records from the other hospitial, did some more tests, cant find any damage, but he is so week on the right side standing up is hard , he stutters now and says he feels not right in the head , confusion, and loss of words in mid sentence not like my man at all! the doctors still say they don't know what happened to him im feeling very lost and alone, has anyone else had this experiences with doctors, and what else can i do
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Kathynevinski!

My heart goes out to you and your husband. I hate that you have both been treated unkindly while going through such a horrifying experience.

Do either of you have friends that you can ask for a doctor referral? I know that when I had to find my doctor I asked around town and did online research and reviews that other patients wrote about their doctors.

Here is a link to stroke symptoms, which it sounds like he has experienced.

Stroke Symptoms:
http://www.webmd.com/stroke/guide/stroke-symptoms

Good luck finding a helpful professional help and please keep us posted on how things are going.
Best Wishes! Amelia
 
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Hatean responded:
I wonder if you can also check online for any non profit stoke organizations that can refer you to a doctor or hospital.
 
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suzannew56 responded:
Hi Kathy
I live in Australia and my country is often referred to as 'the lucky country'. I am sure one of the reasons for this is our relatively free health for all!
I had 7 mini(tia's) and 3 small strokes 2 years ago and know exactly what your husband means by 'a funny head'. I live with that feeling nearly every day, and sometimes it can be scary because it feels like another stroke coming on.
Your husband sounds like he is either having mini strokes or he is getting warning of a major stroke coming.
You need to get him looked at by a specialist and maybe have his carotid artery listened to by your GP, sometimes a blockage in this artery can cause strokes. Hope this helped.
Suzanne W


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