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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

User avatar Hi smt1977,
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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