Sudden hearing loss- testing for antiphospholipid antibodies?

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  1. KennedyLane

    KennedyLane New Member

    I've been reading about "antiphospholipid inner ear syndrome" that can cause sudden hearing loss and MM symptoms in some people. It appears to cause clots that can prevent proper blood flow to the inner ear. I believe it's treated with blood-thinners. Has anyone been tested for this?
  2. james

    james ''Everywhere I go there I am'' GS

    Very interesting,thanks for posting.
  3. KennedyLane

    KennedyLane New Member

    I can't take all the credit for this find. This syndrome was mentioned in Vicki's post earlier in the week:,37928.0.html

    Also note that in one of the abstracts I linked it states that antiphospholipid antibody syndrome can also result in progressive hearing lost in addition to sudden. Vertigo and tinnitus are symptoms as well.
  4. Intrepid

    Intrepid New Member

    Hmmm...blood thinners.
  5. nicmger

    nicmger New Member

    I find this interesting. I have never been tested before for my blood, but do know that my mom had major issues with "sticky blood". That woman's blood baffled doctors as hers fluctuated more than normal but also when it was "sticky" the amount of meds was astounding to have any difference on her. Miss that lady.

    I think I may have to try to get mine tested.

  6. KennedyLane

    KennedyLane New Member

    Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome is also known as Sticky Blood or Hughes Disease. It is an autoimmune disease.

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