I am sorry I have not always followed and noted the Hughes Syndrome papers referenced on this site. My new internist is intrigued by my assertion that APS is associated with joint pain and sometimes sciatica, but she told me that though she believes my assertion that raising my INR lowered my hip pain by @ 30%, she says she can find no correlating info. Can you suggest any study references I might throw her way?
After not getting a diagnosis from Duke, other then the ( now) routine orthopedic surgeon take that a hip replacement will fix everything, ( even though none of the orthopods think my OA is likely causing the sciatica,) my new internist and I have produced our own half serious, half humerous diagnosis.
Since a return to tiny amounts of naprosyn has reduced the pain a further 30%, and since naproxyn is an NSAID, we reason that inflammation in the area is setting off contact inflammation and disability in surrounding tissues and nerves. We're calling it " inflamed neighborhood syndrome."
Works for me. just as long as I am better.