Dosage reduced today from 5mg to 2.5mg

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Hi, after six months on 5mg twice a day have today been reduced to 2.5mg twice a day.  Is this likely to cause any problems or is it still enough to stop stroke and heart attacks etc. I know it won't stop clots but wondered if I would even notice. 

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    Reduced because of the stomach pains you reported?
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      Hi Derek, I had a DVT 6 months ago and have been on them for 6 months at 5mg now being reduced to 2.5mg. I was curious whether I would even notice the difference, my stomach has been so much worse whilst I have been on them and hope it helps.  Whilst I have your attention I believe that you are a GORD sufferer, (I hope I am right).  I received a copy of my CT scan that was done 2 weeks ago because of my constant stomach pains.  The hospital gave it to me even though the GP ordered it, so have made an appointment to go through it, hospital not concerned but I am.  Does this mean anything to you.  Scan showed small para aortic nodules, not enlarged by CT criteria and a thickening of fundus and stomach, probably due to a collapsed stomach.  The consultant at hospital said good no cancer, but stupidly googling again and that is not what google says.  I believe as well as GORD/IBS/Diverticular I have gastritis and cannot get an answer as to whether what was on my scan is serious and would cause stomach pains.  It does recommend an endoscopy.  So a bit suprised that GP has not contacted me about it.  Any thoughts ?
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      No I don't think so it was in an old fashioned donut like machine.  I expect if there was anything they would have picked it up, they picked up my diverticular so was just curious what it all meant.  Thanks

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