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    Ischaemic/stroke
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    Scarlett33 posted:
    Hi,
    Back in 2006 I waited 6 months for a brain MRI.I had lost my sight for a few hours, had balance problems and some tingling ( not all at one time) The neurologist suspected inflammation on my brain stem. I received a letter stating my MRI was normal.A year last Xmas, I had a terrible attack,suddenly had a severe jump like sensation in my head. I fell over to the right.I have had these jump like sensations in my head for years,they usually lasts about 3 seconds,and I always fall over to the right but this time it lasted around 15 seconds and it caused my heart to speed up.I felt horrible afterwards. I had a brain and cervical spine MRI in Nov. I paid for this scan and have been told I had had a possible ischaemic affecting the left cordate in 2006 but they were looking for inflammation on my brain stem at the time, so did not notice this! I don't have high bloodpressure or smoke.I weigh 105lbs eat healthily and I was 46 at the time.I'm very worried.I'm in the UK and the health service is rubbish where I live. I am so afraid.I have taken cod liver oil for 25 years and the last 5 years had1- 2 glasses of red wine a day. I have been told I should now take aspirin but after 6 years of no treatment I'm terrified. The neurologist was rubbish saying he did not know what these attacks are, but the srtoke was caused by a blockage in my brain.This means nothing to me and I'm now afraid to go to sleep incase I have a massive stroke and wake up paralysed.Thanks Scarlett.
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