I just had the Cyrex Assay #5 done, which tests for most known autoimmune antibodies. I was negative for everyone of them but tested elevated in APS antibodies. I was negative for ANA, and anti-nuclear DNA as well.
Phospolipid antibodies (reference 0.2 - 1.3) My result: 1.55
It doesn't seem like I'm very far out side the reference range, but I'm told this is a highly sensitive test.
APS would certainly explain some things, however I'm not totally sold on it yet.
My current symptoms are:
Eye sensitivity (used to have this a decade ago but went away for a while).
Patchy hair shedding. Gets itchy and comes out, but I never seem to lose hair since it seems to grow back.
High cortisol and water retention (in cheeks/ abdomen)
Issues with word recall/memory
Cold hands when eating (but not always)
Canker sores/mouth issues (randomly occur)
Platelettes in normal range, but low normal (155K)
These symptoms match high cortisol adrenal dysfunction more closely than APS. I've never had an issue with clots, but I will be getting my INR checked soon.
Is aspirin strong enough to thin the blood effectively?
Does thinning the blood help with fatigue and cognition?
Should I test APS antibodies again? Is it possible I got a false positive?