Hi everyone. I have not posted on here before, but have been an avid (almost obsessive) reader! In a nutshell, I live in Yorkshire, 43 years old, fit and healthy female. Had past issues with cardiac arrhythmia (fixed by ablation in 2013), but suffered a stroke in August 2015 whilst on holiday in Portugal with my lovely husband and kids (age 11 & 7). After a few brain MRIs and blood tests, to cut a long story short, it seems I had 2 separate strokes (1 cerebellar, unknown date, and the recent one in Portugal in the occipital lobe). Only remaining physical effects from the actual stroke in August last year is loss of some of the field of my right hand vision. On investigation, I have had 2 separate positive blood results for anti-cardiolipin. They think I am primary APS. I am on bisoprolol, atorvastatin and rivaroxiban. I suffer almost daily with headaches and dizziness to the point where I get anxious it is another stroke or TIA, which obviously compounds the symptoms!! I also have tingling in my scalp and limbs, and some numbness in my arms and legs at times. I am really grateful for this site and the experiences of others. I just wonder, why are some days so bad and some ok?? Also, I am interested in others on the NOACs and if anyone has details of the outcome of the RAPS trial? I am gradually trying to get to grips with it all, and welcome any thoughts and advice. One thing I refuse to give up is wine, so sat here with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc whilst I type! Thanks everyone x
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