Depression but on warfarin

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since a pe a few years ago i have had to take warfarin. i have been very depressed and anxious during this time and they have tried many anti depressants, none of which my body will tolerate. i wanted to take turmeric but have been told i cannot due to interaction. i woukd like to drop the warfarin and take it, can anybody advise?

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  • Posted

    Do you need to be on blood thinners for life? How did you get your PE?

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    Hi Ann,

    I had a PE last June eight weeks after a replacement hip op, I was put on apixaban for three months, but after a month I felt really ill. I had had a slight headache and mild sickness but nothing I could not cope with for three months. After the first month the headache became really bad along with the sickness, then anxiety kicked in , I was shaking inside, I felt really ill and scared.

    I went to see my GP the next morning and told him I was not going to take it again, he said what about warfarin I declined, he said you are taking a risk, which I acknowledged, he said buy root ginger and drink ginger tea.

    I do now drink water (including ginger tea), take natural anticoagulant supplements and food, exercise a lot.

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      i did not like apixaban either. dr says i must stay on warfarin but i think its making me depressed. i had p.e five years ago. i dont want to take this stuff anymore.

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      Ann,

      At the end of the day it is your body, your life you can take drugs if you wish, you can refuse drugs if you wish, doctors can only advise.

      I have never been a drug mule for pharmaceutical companies and will go natural whenever I can. There are anticoagulant supplements and foods, but I do educate myself before deciding which road to take. I know the dangers of long term use of anticoagulants from family members.

      Only you can decide which road you wish to take.

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      weve tried apixaban and riveroxaban and warfarin.not good on any. my cousin died on riveroxaban and hadnt had a clot in her life. i hate these drugs

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    Getting medical advice from an internet forum is not a good idea. There are many other anticoagulants available, so I'd suggest you speak to your doctor about trying another one if you aren't tolerating warfarin.

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    My husband got really bad reactions to warfarin...one side effect was getting quite 'nasty'.

    I suggest you go back to your consultant and ask to be put on a different anticoagulent. Mick tried two before staying on apixaban...but there are others.

    Good luck.

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