I just logged onto the forum and saw my name in a thread! Sorry I didn't contact you sooner. I've been away from the forum for a bit.
As far as I know, the antiphospholipid syndrome is only found in lupus or autoimmune diseases. Another syndrome that is the same as the anti phospho syndrome is called Hughes Syndrome. It occurs in people who don't have lupus or an autoimmune disease. It's basically the same thing, the thickening of the blood, but in lupus, the disease creates a special protein that makes the blood thick. In Hughes Syndrome, I'm not sure exactly what it is that causes the blood to thicken.
Essentially, both syndromes put a person at risk for strokes and heartattacks. So blood thinners like Coumidin or Heparin are used mainly. But aspirin is also a method for those who have "just a little bit" of this syndrome in their veins.
I've attached a link for deep vein thrombosis. I hope it helps to answer your questions about it. You can email if you want to talk more about the antiphospholipid syndrome. The gals on the lupus forum are familiar with it too. Come on over any time!
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Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus