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Natural Blood Thinners

HI, I have been told I come off edoxaban after taking it for 14 months following a DVT.  I am keen to come off as they worry me BUT am now worried that they do protect you from heart attacks and stroke, so wanted to take something that may do the same job apart from aspirin as I suffer with GERD and cannot use aspirin as it hurts my stomach.  I have heard about pineapple and grapefruit, but surely you would have to eat them daily and tons of them to make them work and I am not that keen on either.  Is there any kind of supplement that is safe to use?

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  • grace42110 grace42110 youngatheart1

    Congratulations on coming off the blood thinners. Do you mind me asking why they have decided to stop them?  Another natural blood thinner is garlic and also ginger.  I am a lifer on Eliquis and even thou my clot in my leg is now dissolved (was given a Doppler test 2 weeks ago after 15 months but only because they thought I was clotting again).  Wishing you well for a healthy future.

     

    • youngatheart1 youngatheart1 grace42110

      Hi, I was only meant to be on thinners for 3 months, it was extended to 6 months due to the clot not clearing as quickly as they would have liked.  At the same time as having the clot I was being investigated for palpitations and once the haematologist found this out she said I had to stay on the blood thinners until AF was ruled out, it now has been and therefore there is no reason to stay on them.  Trouble is I am used to them now and feel a certain comfort from knowing I am at less risk of further clots, stroke etc.  But do want to come off them as well.  I just wanted to find a way to take a more natural approach to keeping my blood thin.  So I will speak to GP and start taking garlic capsules that seems an easy way to help myself.  Take care

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