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    Microclots

    Has anyone had microclots?
    If so what can you tell me about them
    what were your symptoms
    what tests did you have to confirm them
    what treatment etc
    I have recently been in hospital due to new symptoms(my face went numb,pins needles)
    I was in four days and came home yesterday
    The week before I was in A&E all night with pinsand needles all down my left side and some numbness
    I had an MRI which was clear and so I have been sent home but i went on my APS charity website and one of the admins there said it sounded like microclots which would not show up on an MRI
    my smptoms have worsened a lot since I got home and I am quite frightened but I am loathe to go back to the hospital as to be honest my local hospital is just rubbish and I just cant face hours in A&E only to be sent home without any treatment

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    Trouble is DB those symptoms fit a varying number of causes. I've had the pins and needles thing since MARCH, convinced it was MS. They say now" severe carpal tunnel". Do you not see a specialist for your condition and can you contact them??

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    Yes, Carpal Tunnel causes weakness, numbness and pins and needles in your hand. A physio should gie you some wrist and arm movements to relieve symptoms.

    Mcroclots, not come across the term but my guess - very, very small blood clots.

    If that is the case what's happened is that you've had a blood clot in your calf which may have shown itself as cramp. YAou, or someone has massaged your calf which has helped to break up the clot. aThese small clots can float around ateries without any problems.

    Eventually they end in the very small capilleries in your lungs and get stuck. The result will be a very sharp pain in your cest and it will feel like an elephant is sat on your chest.

    Possible solution - see your GP and hoefully he or she will prescibe a blood thining agent called Warferine. This will help dissolve the mini clots in yor lungs.

    So good luck and let us know how you get on.

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    with the arms, I have had it on and off for years, as I have two long term conditions that cause this,,,,antiphospholipid syndrome(sticky blood) and thoracis outlet syndrome.
    It is the fact that my whole face is now affected which has never happened to me before that is causing me to worry
    I am under a specialist, but had just had my annual check up the week before where he said that my current thinning (75 aspirin) is sufficiant
    these new symptoms appeared after the apt and I am not due to see him for a year
    this time last year I was v poorly and trying to get hold of my consultant,spent a couple of months leaving messages with the sec and the lupus nurse, no one got back to me and in the end I went private,paid 200 pounds
    Even though I recently got my backdated ESA(300) I cannot go private again a as I owe 4000 on two credit cards both maxed and sice January have been getting deeper and deeper, paying my bedroom tax and tesco shopping week on credit as the basic ESA which they were deducting half of due to sfund loans was only covering my monthly direct debits
    members of the APS site say should have been given heparin whilst in hosp and lot s of people on site now on warfarin due to similar
    hopital gave me 300 aspirin and symptomd leesened (didnt go altogether) now Im home again they are worse
    am trying to get hold of my consultant and have asked GP to do so on my behalf
    wonder if I should maybe just double up on my assprin ,,,,ie 150 instead of 75

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    Moving slightly to the side of this topic my daughter has had problems for several years with the finger pins and needled. She recently had a Nerve Conduction Test which proved the probem was coming from her neck!
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    we seem to be by passing the microclots DB is suffering....think the general opinion is noone knows and keep hammering your consultannt.

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