Blood vessels breaking

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I have taken my second shot of Enbrel and today I carried a couple of window blinds out and stored them. I laid them in my left arm and they were not that heavy. When I got back in the house I noticed a blood vessel in my inside left forearm had broken and was the size of a nickel and raised up pretty good. My arms tend to bleed  and get bruised at the slightest touch and it looks like someone buggared me up pretty good. I would like to hear from someone that has this problem. The big welt of a broken blood vessel kind of concerns me. I am not taking prednisone or anything else.

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    Lots of things you may be taking can cause bleeding, but even just being somewhat anemic can be the reason.  I'd have your medical people to a total blood count. This includes your platelete count.  They can recommend things to help you build up your blood counts.  Otherwise, garlic, fish oil, anaelgesics, and lots of other supplements I didn't know, cause bleeding.  Disclose anything you may be taking to your dr.  

    There used to be a test that diclosed vascular integrity, where they applied a kind of tournequet and then after a certain amount of time they counted the broken tiny capilaries (Petiekia).  I think I have some of this problem because it takes nothing for me to bruise.  If I carry a bag that has a strap, over my shoulder, for example, the next day I see red marks where the strap was.  There is a condition called Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler–Weber–Rendu disease and Osler–Weber–Rendu syndrome, an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel and there may be something they do now to treat that.

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    Bleeding, bruising and skin tearing easily are all linked to MTX, prednisone and a host of other medications.
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      MXT is a difficult med to cope with.  It is an anti-metabolite and as such does not allow the food absortion and metabolism to go on or hinders it, and it works because we do consume may things that contribute toward upping the inflammation levels.  Better to do is go on an iflammation free (so to speak) diet.  For me that meant no SUGAR, gluten, red meats, some dairy, as in eggs, alcohol, acidy foods including citrus...    

      Here's some disturbing info.  MTX in an ingredient in the morning after, abortion ( or you can say anti-fertilization) pill.  It is supposed to eliminate implantation of a fertilized egg.

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