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I have used this forum before and was really helpful so thought i would on another subject.
Long story short back in March of this year i had a unexpected PE which resulted in me having Thrombolisis treatment. I have since been on Apixaban for the last 6 months with no real side effects at all (touch wood).
I am now having my 6 reviews with consultants where is getting to the point where a decision could be made for me to come off the medication or not. I have since found i have the recessive Factor 5 Lyden in my blood. At 28 years old i am finding this a difficult decision as im told by my consoultant that there is around a 5% chance of an unexpected PE happening again. However i am facing a battle against a quality of life where i am not playing contact sports which i have done for over 20 years and enjoying alcohol with friends.
In terms of my current physical condition i am running a half marathon in 2 weeks time and seen no ill effects of the training on me.
It would be interesting to know if anyone has made the choice to come off the medication as ive been told this is quite rare to happen to someone of my age.
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