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    I did a search on here and only one thread came up. I feel like I've seen a few people talk about it before and was just looking for some personal experience on how it was discovered and diagnosed. Is a positive DRVVT significant?
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

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    Here is a link to the APS Foundation. There is a lot of good info on there. The DRVVT is an early screening for the Lupus Like Anticoagulants. Here is a page from the University of Texas at Galveston about this test. some studies show that a simple asprin a day can help reduce the clotting issue that occur with APS

    DRVVT Test.
    Mari

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    I know that I tested positive on the DRVVT test last time it was run. One of the first things my rheum ever put me on was a baby asprin, though she never really said why. I think I might have an idea as too why I was feeling so bad a few weeks ago, but I don't know how realistic it is. Just trying to figure some stuff out.
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

    Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, Interstitial Lung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Fibromyalgia, Possible Sjogrens.
    Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 60mg Nifedipine, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, Trazadone, 8mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.

    My old profile on here http://forum.wehavelupus.com/member.php?22042-ritzbit

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