How Does Antiphospholipid Syndrome Affect The Body? (Beyond the Blood to Major Organs)

You may have heard of the rare blood clotting disorder, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, but did you know that it isn’t ‘just’ about the blood? This article is part of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) resource library that I’m building up on my site from a patient perspective. It consists of findings from research journals, as well as […]

The Lowdown on Medications & Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Warfarin, Enoxaparin, DOACs, NSAIDs & More)

This article is part of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) resource library that I’m building up on my site. In this post, we will focus on medications and Antiphospholipid Syndrome. In particular, warfarin is a key medication for the management of APS, especially if you’ve experienced blood clotting events in the past. We will also take […]

Pregnancy, Miscarriage & Women's Health in Antiphospholipid Syndrome

This post is part of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) resource library that I’m building up on my site for patients, as a patient who’s lived with it for more than two decades myself. This article in particular will focus on all things related to the female sex and women’s health in Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It will […]

12 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

The invisibility of chronic illness makes it incredibly frustrating. We look healthy, yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers mask the evidence of chronic pain somewhat, yet they often provide minimal relief. A body gone rogue is not easy to tame. And taming it requires a […]

The Annoying Thing About Living with Antiphospholipid Syndrome… (My Personal Experiences)

Do you have a friend or know someone living with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), or another blood clotting disorder? It can be a real pain, and interferes with treatments for many other chronic illnesses. I’m not discounting the severity of any other disease, but today I’d like to share with you on how having APS can […]

An Experience from Hell: Thromboembolism From Antiphospholipid Syndrome

A Careless Diagnosis: Muscular Cramp Instead of Thromboembolism “It’s just a muscular cramp.” The general practitioner I saw dismissed my intense pains with a swift diagnosis. He gave me some muscle relaxants and sent me limping off. Meanwhile, a monstrous pulmonary embolism gathered in size and strength as multiple DVTs from my Antiphospholipid Syndrome fed […]