Difference between drugs

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Hi, I was diagnosed with a clot in left calf last Friday, I had phlebitis that had crept up my thigh this was reason for scan. I was put on Rivaroxaban only took 3 and had the most awful dizziness, nearly passing out and nausea and stomach pains ended up calling 111 who sent ambulance really felt like something awful was about to happen. Went back to Doctor yesterday morning and now on apixaban only taken yesterdays and todays still feeling a bit dizzy but not sick. Has anyone else experienced really bad side effects from either drug? Must admit it is worrying me a bit but then all even heparin and warfarin which is only other alternative now seems to have them.

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    hi. yes i did with both.ive been on warfarin for the last 12mnths with no side effects only bug bear is having to keep having inr checked .but worth it not to feel so ill.also i had bad thoughts as though i couldnt cope anymore. pleasebe careful. go back to docs if ur not happy..hope this helps. 
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    Sounds like you are having a bad time been on rivaoxaban for 6 months with no probs so think I have been lucky due to come off them as it was only for that timescale due to having PE after hip surgery

    Hope you get sorted soon


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