Hi all, I am new to the forum and would really appreciate some advice.
Bit of back history.... I have 3 children but have also had 4 miscarriages all before 12 weeks. The miscarriages happened sometime ago now and I was under a consultant after the 3rd loss. I was so distressed at the time that I find it hard to remember all of what was said but I was advised to try low dose aspirin as it might be because my blood clots too quickly. I followed the advise and am inclined to think it worked because I did manage to carry my 3 children to full term! Nothing else was said about the clotting and as I said its all quite hazy and I guess I just thought it was a problem only for pregnancies with me and haven't thought much about again until a chance conversation with a stranger at my work place.
We were talking about babies and then she mentioned her many miscarriages and how she ,like me, was told to take aspirin and then no more until 10 years later after suffering a DVT and then a stroke, she was diagnosed with APS. This got me thinking about my own experience and how i don't remember if I have been tested for it.
I took to the internet and now realise alot of health issues I've had for few years now could potentially be because of this syndrome. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue 2years ago but I never really accepted that diagnosis.. I felt they didn't really know what was wrong so just slapped that title on it!
So being a little anxious after hearing how this lady had nearly died before a diagnosis, I went to the docs to see if she thought I was at risk and if she could tell me if I had been tested by my consultant before. She said she would assume that I had and treated me like I was a hyperchondriac ( which for the record I'm the exact opposite! I RARELY visit the docs!)
Anyway I pushed it because this has been making me a little worried and just want to know for my peice of mind. She finally reluctantly agreed to check my notes and get back to me. That was 3 weeks ago and still no word so I've booked another appointment next week.
But since I went last ive had a constant throbbing ache in my calf for 2+ weeks. Should I be worried??? I feel if I go back and tell this new symptom they really will think I'm just a hyperchondriac!!
Sorry for length of post! It felt good to write it down though Any advice and experiences gratefully received. Thanks