Hi folks . I am writing from Singapore . I was diagnosed with APS 2 years ago after 2 miscarriages. I also have endometriosis .
I came across this forum recently . Read many of the posts & polls here . I have to say you guys ( patients and doctors ) have a lot more awareness and knowledge about APS over in US/UK than this us in this part of the world . I have a lot of catching up to do .
My symptoms appear to be milder than what most of u have described. I take aspirin 100mg per day . I have joint aches , fatigue , recurrent miscarriages , migraine ( seem to have stopped after aspirin ) and severe urticaria . I have frequent subconjunctiva hematoma but my rheumatologist doesn't think it is related to APS , but it has reduced in frequency since I started aspirin as well . I was on clexane during my third pregnancy , and I have a healthy one year old girl now .
My questions :
1) any of u suffer from chronic urticaria?
2) my new rheumatologist suggested that I start on hydroxychloroquine . I have remained functional with my joint aches and fatigue so far . An inconvenience yes , but manageable still . Do you think I should add on hydroxychloroquine ? Does it slow down the disease progression ? I assume the disease will progress ?
Thanks for your time .