My daughter has APS & Sjorgren's, and, although the GP happily tells us her thyroid is 'normal', Prof Hughes is not convinced! She has had no documented thrombotic events, but presents with the usual migraines, brain fog, neuralgia, etc.
She has tried asprin and Plavix, but they did not help so she undertook a heparin trial earlier this year. Within days we noticed a huge improvement, although the effects wore off dramatically after 5-6 hours. Prof Hughes agreed that she should move onto a more effective medication but was reluctant to keep her on the Heparin because of the injecting, so she has been on Pradaxa for 2 weeks now.
I have to admit I am alarmed by some of the things I have read about the drug, but our main concern is that she seems to be having little benefit - slurring, mixed up words, migraines etc are all now becoming more frequent. I know that some meds suit some people and not others but, before we give up and ask for a rethink, I wondered if anyone else who is on or has tried Pradax could let me know how quickly they noticed any benefits.
Thanks as ever for reading this