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I would like to here from people who decided not to take anticoagulants and why. Most of the forums I have read seem to say that anticoagulants are a must if you are female and 65. 

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    I am aged 64 and on Eliquis for life.  My first clot was at age 17 following a car accident and surgery. It was a DVT in my groin. (Little was known about clots then and my treatment was very different).  My 2nd clot at age 64 was 6 months ago and  was class as unprovoked it was the same leg but from groin to ankle and then travelled to both lungs. If it had been my first clot I would have been on Eliquis for only 3 months but due to my history they recommended I take it for life.  I was and still are a active person. I will be interested to see what replies you get but think it all down to reasons and risks.
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    I have been on since pe three years ago.

    i would like to try to do without but they wont let me.

    i have no other symptoms but i think anticoag is making me fatigued.

    i am same age as you.  I wonder what would happen if i just said no, im not taking them anymore 

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    Never heard that before. You really don't want to be taking them just for the sake of it...the side effects (especially if you don't need them) are pretty horrible.


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    The thought of a stroke keeps me taking an anticoagulant...with a dodgy heart it seems unthinkable not to!  I'm 67 with a higher level of risk: Diabetes type 2, overweight but loosing it, and heart iregularities. I no longer take warfarin but Dabigatran, much preferable as the INR levels stay level!


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