Warfarin after PE - can it be discontinued?

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having had one dvt 12 years ago on an aircraft, nothing for seven years, then just after spinal,surgery bilateral PE I  was put on warfarin. No further incidences.  I do not like being on this drug, i have no energy and depressed.  I have tried the newer anticoagulents and had side effects, so back on warfarin.

Does anyone have any idea if it is possible after four years to come off this?  Most people at the anticoagulent clinic have a.fib, i do not.  Would it be too risky?

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    My husband had all sorts of problems on warfarin...he also had PEs. He has been told to never stop taking the anticoagulant he is no on.

    Have you tried Apixaban? My husband tried Riveroxiban , but the side effects were worse than the warfarin, so he is now on Apixaban.

    There are other ones though...clopidogerall is one that my mum was on...rarely given as expensive!

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    I had bilateral pes last november and there not 100 % on where it came from but i came off blood thinners in may.
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      Were you on warfarin or one of the new thinners?  Did you feel better once off the thinners, or did it make no difference?  Any other comments
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    I was.on apixaban. Sometimes i wish i was still on because im scared . Of getting another one. The only side effect i think i had was bad chest and back pain.
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