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Possible Partial Simple Seizure

My question lies in the possibility of diagnosing me with a partial simple seizure.  39yr old male in excellent shape with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and mother who died of a stroke as a result of heart disease.  My symptoms where involuntary movement in lower left arm in a rotating fashion lasting up to 30 seconds.  Then for approx. 5 secs I couldn't move my fingers.  Then I got a numb spot in left corner of mouth and tingle on left said of tongue.  I had no strength loss in any limps or hands.  I was found to have a PFO with a positive bubble study, and showed it again with TEE at rest.  Initial diagnosis was TIA but the Neurologist believes I had a partial simple seizure.  MRI-Clear, CT-Clear, initial EEG clear.  I'm doing a sleep deprived EEG today.  If my EEGs come back negative can it really be diagnosed with confidence that I had a partial simple seizure??  I've found lots of literature with stroke like symptoms being diagnosed as seizures.  Should I be concerned?  My neurologist dismisses the idea of a pinched nerve that I may have incurred due to a very hard opening in a skydiving event.  What sort of questions should I be asking?  Sorry for the long post and thank you for your time.  I just want to be educated and not told what the issue is I had.  

Sincerely,
Scott

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