Any alternatives to RX blood thinners?

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i can't take Rx blood thinners since I have diverticulosis, therefore, I am very prone to diverticulitis, which can be caused or exacerbated by Rx blood thinners.  Would anyone know an alternative?  I have paroxsymal a fib.  Thanks in advance.

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    I have diverticula the problems but I take the blood thinner Eliquis and thankfully I am fine
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      I took Eliquis for a month and it gave me hives along with gastrointestinal problems.  pradaxa made me I'll as well.  What a canumdrum.  I am glad it is working for you though.

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      It's so miserable when the medication causes problems. I had rivaroxaban last year and it caused a bleed which was frightening, ramapril made me feel awful, and now I have perindopril and that is making me so tired yuk!!!

      but we have to keep "smiling"😊 I keep telling myself it could be a lot worse!!!!

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      You bet it could be a lot worse.  I called my Dr. And asked about this, and she said I should just keep taking 81 mg go aspirin.  But if a fib lasts longer than 24 hrs then something will have to be given.  I am paroxsymal a fib and don't have it more than 3 hrs when it does happen.  And it only goes to 125 or so.  So I think I might just take vit e and evening primrose, now and then.

      Just searching the net for ideas.

      Thank you and be well.  😀

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    Google on left atrial appendage as well as Watchman Device and Amplatzer Amulet for your viable alternatives.
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