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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants
Question: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
|smt1977 - Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:46 am||
I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome about a year ago. I really do not understand it at all. I have not had any clotts, miscarriges, strokes or any of the effects as of yet. I was told that my clotting number is at 150. I also was told by my doctors that I am a "1 in a million" with this syndrome since I have had no effects as of yet. I try to look things up on line but it just confuses me more. I am always tired, my arms and legs "fall asleep" all the time and I have dizy spells and and walk around with a constant headache. I do work out about 5-6 x a week, drink plenty of water but, I do smoke. Is there any way anyone can shed some light on this syndrome. Thank you!!
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun May 01, 2005 1:39 am||
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome is one of the hypercoagulable syndromes. You can easily get clots, strokes, heart attacks, DVTs, pulmonary emboli. If you are under medicatoin then everything will be controlled. I am worried about your 'arms and legs "falling asleep" all the time'. In the light of your diagnosis that could be a possible stroke even if a very small one.
Please contact your doctor immediately and report the weakness in your limbs.
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