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As we are constantly told. If taking Warfarin, it will stop you from having a stroke. Well it doesn't. This is my story. Yes I do have AF and have already had 3 oblations. Earlier this year whilst at work I wasn't feeling very well and sat down. One of my colleagues didn't like the look of me and went to ask one of the nurses in the clinic where I work to come and have a look. When they came they immediately thought I was having a stroke. Well I couldn't talk for an instance. By the time I went to A&E everything was ok, although I didn't look very well. After the usual tests I was told it's just AF and nothing we can do go home. The only thing was my INR was 1.4 nothing unusual there then. In Sept last year again at work I was unwell. I thought I was having either AF or heart attack symptoms. When I got to A&E, I went into see the triage nurse. That's when I had my stroke. Someone up there was looking after me. I lost everything on my right side and my voice. Again my INR was very low 1.3. They said I was very unlucky to have a stroke whilst on Warafarin but that's not how I felt. I'm now on the road to recovery and on Apixiban. How can I trust any blood thinners now. How many others have this happened to? I have also asked the specialist about how you can monitor your INR apart from usual blood tests. I was only getting them every 3 months. I've also had them on a weekly basis, They cannot answer this one. One other point, my heart specialist from a certain London hospital was told about my stroke but there has been a deafening silence. That's the NHS for you.
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