I am writing this for my son. Twenty three years ago at the very young age of 30 he suffered a stroke and a month later another 4. Over the years he has had 11 in all and it is a wonder he is still alive. Obviously these have had a devastating affect on him both physically and mentally. His speech is bad, no short term memory to think of, doubly incontinent, unsure footage on uneven ground, bad sleep pattern, lethagy, short concentration span. He has literary not had much of a life really. At the beginning he had many tests and saw numerous consultants who said it was just one of those things as they did not know the cause! I recently insisted, because of the years that had elapsed, he saw another consultant as surely medicine had moved on now. He has recently been to the Nation Neurological Hospital and had so many tests mainly brain scans, lumbar punctures and blood tests the outcome of which is 99.9% antiphospholipid syndrome. The blood tests took 2/3 before this was diagnosed. Another blood test has been done and if this confirms these results he has been told he will then be referred to a haematologist for them to ascertain what is the best treatment for him. He has been told that he will probably be put on Warfarin or another more recent tablet. Has anyone else had symptoms like this over such a long period of time? Any info would be most welcome - thank you. Belle
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