PE, Apixaban and stomach bug?!

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Hi again,

I was diagnosed with bilateral PE three days ago and I'm now on Eliquis Apixaban. Fortunately (touch wood!) I've had no adverse reaction or even side effects of the drug.

However a couple of nights ago my little boy was profusely sick...from both ends and my partner and other son have been complaining of nausea. And now I have nausea and diarrhoea!

Do I need to see a GP if I start vomiting? I am getting lots of "advice" from loving family members but I need to sort the "dramatic" from the "good"!

Thanks in advance!

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    Hi there sorry to hear this . Last thing you need 😕. If you are concerned then just do it , I would , I would probably say your body is just be fighting anyway and then if you get tired and depleted it's not going to help .

    If it was me and you feel worried call the doctors or on call as its Easter, just see if they can help with anything

    Take care and go steady

    James

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    Hi Keniki :-)

       I have asked this question as Norovirus usually visits me each year! :-(

       The doctors told me that if I couldn't take the pill for more than 24 hours then I should swap onto injections until I'm able to take them again. I am on the pills for life now so this was advice into the future. You're at the stage where you're on a treatment dose preventing further clots so I would definitely see your doctor to sort this

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      Hi Catherine.

      Thanks for the reply! At the moment I am not being sick I just have tummy cramps and the runs. But if I start it sounds like I am better seeing the GP. Thank you!

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    Hi,  I have been on Apixaban for 3 months now with no problems at all. Had to go on it as Rivaroxaban had too many side effects. Don't think your family problems relate to this, but I think you should seek medical advice if getting worse.
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    If I had to rethink how I handled my PE again I would select a specialist like a Hemotologist to monitor my progress after a PE rather then remain with my primary doctor as a gate keeper.  A primary doctor is usualy the doctor most people use bu I would certainly recomend a specialist like a Hemotologist.  Perhaps even see  a vascular surgeon on a yearly basis particularl if I have shortness of breath.
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