Hi, I haven't been officially diagnosed and am waiting for the Rheumatologist to review my file and results. I am unsure if this is the right group but I joined to learn more from all of you and to share and ask for advice.
Little bit about myself, I have Graves disease post RAI as well as high antibodies for TPO. Some might say I have Graves and Hashimotos. My health has been off for a while, alot deficiencies such as vD, low within range b12, Iron anemia on and off; now low but within range/ ferritin low. I have struggled with heavy periods quite a bit in my life until recently. Another two interesting factors are, I have been watching my platelets go down (low out of range, but never terribly low; just consistent) since 11/7/17 and mpv rise since 4/6/17. The other is I have been experiencing swelling of one leg (sometimes in calf or knee) or the other and pain but it doesnt always last all day.
I also have documention that same thing happened sometime either during or after the birth of my daughter 11 years ago but they couldn't find a clot. My pregnancy seemed to be pretty healthy outside of normal nausea etc. She was born 22 days early but health weight and size. My blood pressure did shoot up through the roof and the doctor ended up strapping me down thinking I would have a siezure, and chose to perform an episiotomy. I lost alot of blood and dont remember much but labs showed that I was there 4 days after and so I am wondering if it was due to blood transfusions (I had two) and tests.
The rheumatologist hasn't called me back yet and my titre is not very high, 1:160 Homogeneous. Anti-Cardiolipin Ab, IgG (EIA) <15.0 negative: <15.0 GPL, Anti- Cardiolipin Ab IgA (EIA) <15.0 Negative: <15.0 APL, Anti-Cardiolipin Ab, IgM (EIA) <12.5 Negative: <12.5 MPL
So it obviously shows I am negative, but am curious regarding my symptoms. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated, thanks.