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What is the outlook?

Many people with APS feel very well and have no symptoms. The aim of treatment is to prevent thrombosis or miscarriage. This is achieved by an early diagnosis and the right combination of drugs. Other people with APS have symptoms like rash, joint pain, migraine and tiredness even when they don’t suffer thrombosis and are not pregnant. This is especially true in people who have lupus as well as APS.

Because the drugs are used to prevent symptoms, it means you may be taking drugs for many years even though you have no symptoms. As with all drugs there can be side-effects, so it’s important to balance the risk of side-effects against the risks of condition itself. With the right approach the outlook for most people with APS is good.

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