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Frequently Asked Questions about APS Answers to Questions 51-60

This FAQ is adapted with permission by the Rare Thrombotic Diseases Consortium.
Some answers were also provided by members of our Medical Advisory Committee.

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  1. What are the chances of blindness with APS?  (T.L.O, MD)
    It can happen if the patient has a clot in a blood vessel in the eye, or a stroke affecting that part of the brain.  This is not a common complication of APS, though.    Back to top. - 12/13/06 ~ T.L.O, MD

  2. Will my fatigue and brain-fuddledness possibly be corrected or will I have to live exhausted for the rest of my life?  (T.L.O, MD)
    For some patients, these symptoms can be pretty bothersome, even if you don't find a stroke or other problem.  For some folks, these symptoms wax and wane.  You also want your doctor to check for other reasons for fatigue, including making sure your thyroid is ok.  Folks with APS can also suffer from depression that can respond to treatment.  So don't want to overlook APS, but also don't want to overlook other treatable conditions.   
     Back to top. - 12/13/06 ~ T.L.O, MD
     

 

This FAQ is adapted with permission by the Rare Thrombotic Diseases Consortium.
Some answers were also provided by members of our Medical Advisory Committee.

Abbreviation Medical Advisory Committee Member
T.L.O, MD Thomas L. Ortel, MD, PhD
R.A.S.R, MD Robert A. S. Roubey, MD
S.P.B, MD Sheldon Paul Blau, MD
A.L, RPh Al Lodwick, RPh, MA
A.A.O, MD Adedayo A. Onitilo, MD, MSCR

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