I received an APS diagnosis early this morning. It caught me completely off guard. I spent a good bit of time today doing the google research thing. I'm more confused than ever.
I have bilateral Meniere's disease. I've already had the left inner ear chemically removed and the right ear is deteriorating. That caused me to ask my PCP for an ENT referral. The ENT did an ANA and it came back 1:1280 and I was referred to a rheumatologist who made the diagnosis, added Plaquenil to my extensive list of medications and referred me to a hematologist.
What I don't know is what to expect from the hematologist. I've been on a high dose (975mg/day) aspirin regimen for over 10 years after a 3 year battle with a fussy left anterior descending artery culminating in a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass. The initial stent placement kept closing off. After 7 procedures to try to keep it open, they did the bypass at age 50. Now I wonder if it was APS related.
Can you tell me what's coming next at the hematologists?