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Multiple TIAs on one side?

I'm 31 years old, diagnosed with antiphospholipd antibody syndrome (APS), several blood mutations that exacerbate clotting, and patent foramen ovale (PFO). Positive for TIAs in the past several years and a right-hemisphere stroke in 2007. Cardiologist is ruling out Prinzmetal's angina as well.
Been having deep chest pain for about 2 months, off and on, relieved by nitroglycerin. Normal ECG, Holter monitor, stress test; other tests have ruled out ulcers, reflux, GERD, etc. On 10mg Coumadin daily, but INR has been all over the place (2.5, next week 1.5, next week 7.0, next week 3.7). Extreme fatigue, nausea, disorientation, dizziness. Numbness in left hand, arm and foot. Although stroke specialists at a neurosciences center confirmed my stroke was due to a blood clot that passed through my PFO, my hematologist says he's uncertain. Also, even though he acknowledges that my present symptoms sound like a TIA, he says that strokes and TIAs rarely, if ever, only occur on the same side, yet the vast majority of my "events" have been right-brain with left-side numbness. He wants to check epilepsy (again, even though I've tested negative for it 6 times). Ideas? Is there any literature that says strokes and TIAs can or do favour the same side? Time's a-wasting while my docs pass me off to one another like a football...
Thanks,
Heather
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