My mother believes she's having strokes, and her health care providers say she is not having strokes. HELP!

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Tending to believe first the patient, here's this:
I fell and was injured. The PCP (doctor at an HMO) x-rayed my foot, not broken.
A year later, another fall, x-rayed my ankle, broken ankle. PLUS an older broken ankle, other side. Clearly undiagnosed from the first fall.

Hubs hurt his hand. Delayed seeking the advice of an orthopedic M.D., due to the PCP
x-raying, then , re-xraying hand, refusing to refer him to orthopedic doctor. When he went to the orthopedic doctor, he said that we waited too long and other options of treatment were no longer available. Again, an HMO standard of care issue, an HMO doctor failing to diagnose properly.

That is why, investigate every medical reason, start with a neurologist and MRI.
Often, believe it or not, one can also obtain a suspicion of a stroke by a good exam from your medical M.D. ophthalmologist. yay. Barring other causes, your Mother could think she is having strokes due to vision problems, including sudden loss of vision.
Which is, btw, another symptom of stroke.

So, yes, get help, and try to continue the conversation here, let us know how she is.
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Which health care providers? Have they had MRIs performed? If not, why not?

And even if MRIs don't indicate a stroke, your mother feels something, and that should be investigated.

What were her symptoms when she felt she had the strokes?
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What are her symptoms of stroke, vs. actual stroke symotoms?
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Fully investigate medically. Has she had an MRI to rule out TIA?
Then proceed with an evaluation for dementia or Alzheimers, does she have this as a diagnosis yet? Is there a pre-existing mental health diagnosis? Does she have MS or another neurological diagnosis? Does she drink alcohol or take drugs?

What else do the doctors say?

How old is she?

Caregivers on here will know what to do if this is a symptom of dementia.

Can you provide more information?
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