I have finally got an agreement from the specialist to start treatment for Serro-negative APS. I hopefully get the prescription in the new year.
I am being put on Hydrocholoquinine and Clopidodgril. They ruled out anti coagulants due to my age and the risk of bleeding to death (lovely thought...)
How long did it take for people to find relief from taking medication?
I've been on Asprin since my stroke in June and after 3 months I found that it has made significant improvements in my muscle soreness, spasms, joint pain and menstrual pain.
I used to gym train and then have the worst muscle soreness imaginable for a week afterwards (not helpful being an athlete). my period pain was so bad I'd throw up blood and couldn't move for 36 hours. couldn't eat or even drink water and the pain went from my knees to shoulders.
After three months on the aspirin, my muscle soreness has gone back to that of a normal person. I still obviously get sore, but it is completely manageable now against before. my last two periods have been near pain free, something I haven't had in years. I was told by the consultant that this is because the aspirin is stopping my platelets from clumping together so providing some relief.
Is it going to take 3 months or so for the medication to take affect on my other symptoms?
Dizziness, blurred vision, memory issues, balance issues, 24hr chronic headache, cold hand etc.
My other question is does anyone else find their APS has effected their weight? since taking the aspirin, i've found my weight has started to drop despite me being less active than i've ever been. I am not eating any less and yet for the first time since I started having APS symptoms my weight is slowly decreasing. i've never been heavy, but as an athlete my weight has always been higher than it necessarily should have been for the amount of exercise I was doing. even if I ate nothing, my weight wouldn't change. the consultant said that it is possible the APS has caused my body to hold onto weight as a stress reaction due to the condition. Has anyone else found this?
Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!