My husband was put on warfarin after a pulmonary embolis...

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My husband was put on warfarin after a pulmonary embolism. Thought I was up on side effects, Found out I was not after he started to get swollen painfull knee and ankle joints, even some doctors dont know about this side effect. :shock:

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    My husband has been on warfarin for 3 months now and has suddenly started with leg aches and pain wich stops him from sleeping. This is not listed as a side affect so I was glad to hear someone else had similar symptoms:?:?

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    I was diagnosed with PE after 2 months of having a hysterectomy. I am on 7 mg dose of Warfarin daily and I, too, have leg pain (different than when they found the PE). I recently had another CT scan which showed the PE to be all gone. I have to stay on the Warfarin for another 4 months - I have weird pain and tenderness other places too, but when I sit down with my legs tucked under me, I almost lose feeling altogether and have to change positons often. I'm only 46 and consider myself to be pretty healthy otherwise. I don't get a lot of exercise so that' s my next goal now that I know the PE is gone. Hope the leg pain goes away too. Aching occurs from the ankle all the way up to the upper thighs.

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    i am only 21 and on warfarin for life due to left and right femerol artery DVTs and a blood clotting gene sad i have been on it now for a year, i too suffer really bad leg pains and terrible cramps of a morning my doctor perscribed me Quinine which is really doing the trick for my cramps but my legs are still aching.
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    My boyfriend has just had his second PE, and has just been diagnosed with a genetic high clotting factor, he's been on 10mg of warfarin for about three months now as has come down with four quite nasty colds, really knocking him out for the count which isn't like him, has anyone else found that they are more susceptible to colds and that when you get them you go down harder than previously?
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    please try to get him to have a thyroid function test, as it may reveal some evidential baseline data that will direct towrds a new care strategy
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    hi i woke early one morning at 2am with severe pains to my front right side and across the chest could nt make up my mind what was wrong.took some setlers but by 7 am i drove my self to the hospital expecting to be there for an hour or two after nine days they finally let me out .they found a large P E in my right lung .had the scans ,tests extra .i started on 10 mgs had stomache injections etc. i now take 3mg.previous to this approx 6 months ago i had severe stabbing pains in my left leg this turned to a dull ache .i have this now all the time in the evening and when i go to sleep it often wakes me up .,also 4 days in a row before i went to the hospital i had a nose bleed at 2am in the morning .i asume these are the warning signs ?ive never had nose bleeds before or the leg pains . can any say what they take for the leg pains ?
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    I Have a PE as well. I'm a 20 year old and after a week at the hospital and various testing they still dont know why I got it. Might be genetic, they did find a deficiency in Protein C which causes blood clots. I went home taking Coumadin and the injections. It's been a week and two days since I walked into the ER. Side effects seem to be showing. My legs are cramping they feel heavy sometimes numb, almost as they did not belong in my body. I get hot flashes. My arms and hand get numb easily. Yesterday my doses was increased and i was feeling a bit light headed and was having a hard time focusing my sight. I also noticed since i first started taking coumadin and the injection i always feel tired with zero energy.

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