Has anyone else experienced manic symptoms while on anticoagulants?

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hey guys

I I hope you are all as well as can be. having already asked a question similar to this before I don't want to drag you in this one too much.

However recently I feel the side effects of anticoagulants on me or almost unbearable psychologically, where I definitely feel they are causing symptoms similar to manic depression. I only feel the sores whenever I have stopped them the symptoms disappeared.

I am 27 and need some times include: random anxious feelings, very low mood, fearful thoughts amongst others.

if if you have felt similar from anticoagulants please let me know as it is really driving me crazy and I can't seem to live a normal life anymore since I have been on them.

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  • Posted

    Are you on anticoagulation for life or is it just for 6 months or a year?

    If you are on them short term, maybe ask to change what you are taking. I took apixaban and had terrible anxiety, feeling like I was going to die and panic attacks. I changed to tinzaparin injections and the high anxiety I was feeling died down so much. But you can't take them long term because they can affect your liver.

  • Posted

    I know exactly how you feel Adame, I felt the same which is why I stopped taking the apixaban. Those feeling took time to resolve after I stopped it.

    • Posted

      hey jen

      hope u r well.

      since i stopped taking then a couple of days ago i feel like a new person. all thise effects have gone, but it was the same case with the other ACs i took before )warfarin, heparin, pradaxa and rivaroxaban).

      when i am off the. i get terrified though anything may happen and dont know what to do. my drs dont really say much other than take them, but i cant take thm anymore as they r awful.

      i dont know what ti do either ay?

    • Posted


      If you have stopped taking the anticoagulants you need to keep active, drink plenty of water and take something like bromelain which is a natural anticoagulant. Look after yourself.

  • Posted

    Anxiety is not a known side effect of anticoagulants as far as I am aware, but having a DVT or PE is a big thing and it's common to suffer from anxiety as a result. I'd suggest speaking to your doctor about it. Stopping taking anticoagulants against your doctor's advice is not a good idea, because once you've had DVT or PE once, you are at a high risk of a recurrence.

  • Posted

    Medication doesnt usually cause depression. I think it is something else that is causing you to be depressed. Medications do not impact the mental state in bad ways, as far as i know.

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