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I'm 40yo male, reasonably healthy apart that I've had a DVT in my left arm at the end of January. This is my second DVT, after a similar one in May 2015.
We tried Apixaban, but had to discontinue due to a mild reaction. So now on Warfarin for 2.5 months (and presumably for life). I take either 8 or 9mg each day, and my INR has been stable in 2.5-3.0 for about a month now.
Now, since I started warfarin, I've almost every day a 'heavy head' and difficulty to concentrate.
I've noticed that my 'normal' blood pressure (with exercise or stress) has increased. I used to have a systolic (max) arount 100-110 and dyastolic (min) around 60-70. Now I'm typically in 120-130 and 80-90. These figures point to slight pre-hypertension, and I'm getting worried about it, as it makes me feel unwell all the time, and on occasions I gives me a really bad headache.
Has anyone else felt an increase in blood pressure when on warfarin? I talked to my GP and he dismissed it, arguing that people with hypertension tend to improve when on warfarin. But I've never been anywhere close to hypertension, so that is not applicable to me!
Thanks for your feedback!
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