My partner who is 52 has just had a second stroke. Had 6 years of illness, Docs said he was suffering from seizures, slipped disc etc etc. Before he started on warfarin, had 2/3 'episodes' a week all suggesting poss TIA. Was told don't bother calling ambulance cos we dont know what's wrong. After trip to A&E 2 yrs ago oncall Doc was stroke specialist, arranged for tests, thank God. He has totally occluded Internal Carotid, MRA scan showed serious frontal lobe stroke from 2011, brain damage visible. Last Wed fell ill in work, showed some facial weakness and similar symptoms to previous. Rushed to A&E, stroke nurse insisted he was not having a stroke as his symptoms were not typical despite my insistence that's how he usually presented. Would not embolyse in case of seizure. Eventually had scan and Consultant diagnosed Lacuna stroke (LACS). So worried about future cos chances are the next one could be fatal or worse and medical staff seem unable to support and advise as diagnoses differ even among specialists.