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At age 47, I had a Stroke, and I was Diagnosed with APS, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.

My mother passed RA down to me. My RA started with my hands being swollen and sore. I have had Migraines all my life. Luckily my Neurologist was able to diagnose me PDQ. I had a stroke, and APS was the culprit, and I will be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Now my hips are starting to bother me. My mother was one of the patients to receive a Hip replacement. I have taught dance for 40 years, and I have always tried to stay active throughout my life.

  1. Hello, , and thanks for starting a discussion here. I'm so sorry to hear about your stroke and various diagnoses. Unfortunately, these types of conditions (like RA) tend to like "collect" and I know a lot of our community members here also have multiple conditions. You mention that your hips are starting to bother you. Have you been able to speak with your doctor about this? Are you currently on treatment for your RA? If you're starting to experience more pain, it certainly could be worth a conversation with your doctor (if you haven't had one already) to determine how to get some relief. Please don't hesitate to reach out here any time. Wishing you a gentle day. -- Warmly, Christine (Team Member)

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