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Got Positive Lupus Antibody Test Warfarin
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a positive lupus antibody test in june and was told I would need lifelong warfarin. Is this accurate?
Need more informatio: There are a lot more details that we need. Hey positive antinuclear body by itself does not require lifelong warfarin. I suspect this advice was given because of other findings. Your rheumatologist should be able to help clarify this advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Patients who only have lupus anticoagulant or other anti-phospholipid antibodies should not be routinely anticoagulated with warfarin unless they have had a clot. Patients who have not had a clot are best off just taking a baby Aspirin daily. If you have not had a blood clot but you are being prescribed warfarin for just having antibodies, seek a 2nd opinion by another rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin (warfarin)?
Risks are low!: I do not see major risks in becoming pregnant, that is if you get pregnant. You will be switched to heparin, probably once daily lovenox (enoxaparin). But your lupus can be managed successfully during pregnancy, and the hughes syndrome should be a non-issue if on an anticoagulant. Hope you achieve your goal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have aps. My doc says i would have to be off Coumadin (warfarin) for several weeks to be tested for lupus anti-coagulant antibody. How do I know if I have it?
I am on warfarin due to aps or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. My lupus caused aps. Can i take phentermine?
See a neurologist: I wish there was an easy yes/no answer to this. APS makes you prone to clots and catastrophic APS can cause multi-organ failure. Unfortunately phentermine is a stimulant that can cause blood vessel narrowing. I would make this decision in conjunction with an endocrinologist and neurologist. ...Read more
Could my lupus antibody labs be altered (lower the antiboy level) by me being on 10 mg prednisone.? I'll be on day 3 when labs are drawn . Is it best to be off duing labs?
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