In February I experienced some numbness in my right arm and leg - I wasn't overly concerned so made an appointment to see my GP, but they sent me immediately to A&E. I was fast tracked to the TIA clinic the next day and given an MRI. Based on my symptoms and some small areas of Ischemia they diagnosed a TIA.
It now turns out I have a PFO (hole in my heart) and I've recently been diagnosed with APS. They are still waiting on the results of my Lupus Anticoaguldnt.
Up until now I've been on Clopidogrel since the TIA, but I'm about to be switched to Warfarin.
Honestly, it all feels like a bad dream. Apart from that one morning I've not felt ill in the slightest and to be told I'm not facing a lifetime of warfarin and I need a small operation to close the hole in my heart. It sometimes feels like they've got the wrong person!
I'm 29, I have a 2 year old little boy (I feel very lucky to have never experienced any pregnancy related symptoms of APS) and I'm generally fit and active, with my main passions being Yoga and Horse Riding.
I just thought I'd introduce myself - I'm hoping to have a good read over the next few days and I hope I can find a few other people to chat to on here. I feel very alone on my diagnose at the moment!