It's really smart of you to be asking questions about Lupus anticoagulant. I noticed in your signature that you are taking Warfarin. That's good! Daily aspirin usually isn't enough to thin the blood for us. I was on a daily aspirin, but ended up having a stroke at 28. I'm on Warfarin now.
I have 2 antibodies that cause my sticky blood disorder. The anticardiolipin antibody and the antiphospholipid antibody. Double whammy.
Pregnancy is certainly possible with these disorders, but the risk of miscarriage is very high. about 75% of women with the antibodies will have multiple miscarriages and many won't ever be able to carry a baby past the first trimester, even when they're on Warfarin or Heparin. The issue is that the blood is too thick and doesn't reach the placenta in amounts required to sustain the child. A lot of women don't even realize they're pregnant and will miscarry before their next period is due.
Of all the issues I have with Lupus. My APS (antiphopholipid syndrome) is the most serious. It's not to be taken lightly at all. I'm really glad you are investigating this more. It's really important to know the risks. How often are you getting your INR tested? Are you doing well at keeping a theraputic amount of Warfarin in your blood? If you have any questions at all about this, please let me know. I'm more than happy to share anything I can!
All my best,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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