New PE's

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Well, I am now a lifer on blood thinners. I was off Coumadin for less than 3 months, I got sick with bronchitis with asthma. During being sick and my provider ordered labs, I asked if she could add a d-dimer. The d-dimer was elevated. A stat CT scan showed PE's in both lungs. What can I say..... I just continue trying to stay healthy..eating right and out walking as much as I can... And life continues on....

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    Sorry to hear. Do you feel ok on Coumadin?
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      Yes an no. My tastes buds are different again. I'm not at therapeutic INR yet. Still hovering at 1. Being bridged with the Lovenox still. It's the regimen of being on the Coumadin that gets me. And knowing I'm gonna need to be monitored for life being on the thinners that I haven't wrapped my brain around yet. But, suppose not much different then diabetes or anything else... I suppose a grieving process I'm going through too.

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    Sorry to hear, Sue, but good news that you survived new PEs. So wise of you to request a d-dimer test! Is it possible for you to switch to one of the newer anticoagulants
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