My dad was told he had a stroke 10 years ago along with the TIA's. He had the classic symptoms, the doc ran the CAT, MRI, Doppler on neck and so on.. He was told he had a small stroke and that the arteries in his neck were 35 to 50% blocked. He has been on plavix and blood thinners since... Since the doctor said he had a stroke, he usually would have small to medium spells where he would have the same symptoms as the first and the doc said must be TIA's..... Well he had a fairly large TIA 2 weeks ago, numbness in face, problems talking. He went to doctor today who is the same from the begining , the doc does blood work and the doppler on the neck again. Nothing changed in 10 years. He recomends a nurologist who says there is no evidence of stroke or TIA's?????
The doc who first said he had a stroke and had the tia was now saying no signs of stroke and no reason to worry?
The doc and nuro are the same from the 1st incident 10 years ago. They do want to do another mri, cat scan saying it has been 10 yrs but wtf. Tell a person they had a stroke, medicate them for ten years for it and then say nope, no stroke....... My dad has been unable to get any kind of decent health insurance because of this. I told him to find new doc for second opinion..... Any other options?????
thanks in advance!