Warfarin for life

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i was rold this after a p.e. Fournyearsbago.

sincenthen i have been feeling unwell a lot of the time, ended up,gallbladder out but thatbdidnt help.

i am now seeing an alternative practitioner who says that he feels,the warfarin is not helping me due to the fact I have anxiety and depression. He feels i ought to try to stop anticoagulants to achieve haemostasis.   I see where he is coming from but wonder if anyone on here has just decided to stop warfarin.

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    I'm sorry, Ann, to hear of your anxiety and depression.  I'm also a warfarin lifetimer, I've had 3 DVTs and my mother died of a PE, so with my history I just don't want to risk stopping the warfarin.  

    I can understand how you feel - I'm in the midst of a great deal of anxiety and feel down a lot at present, but I know it's the breakup of my son's marriage, his three lovely grandsons, and his financial troubles that are causing me to feel this way.  With the stress of it all my eczema has gone into overdrive so badly that I now have a couple of small ulcers on my legs, and I feel trapped in a vicious circle.  Like you, I've tried alternative medicine which helped in the short term, but I've had to resort to the steroids which I am told are the only effective treatment for the eczema.

    I can only suggest that you discuss your situation with your doctor, pharmacist, any qualified medical expert you can find.  Hopefully they will get to the bottom of the cause of your problem.  Perhaps the symptoms you describe have some other cause.  If they feel you need to use anticoagulants, they may help you to find one that is more suitable for you.  With every good wish for a better outcome for you, Ann, and peace of mind.

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      Thank you Cora.  I think my depression came on initially when we found our sons new wife told him to leave as she had found someone new.  He was devastated. So was i, but i thought i was dealing with it then bam i went down with this depression anxiety then p.e.   I just wonder if the warfarin is holding me back getting better.  Dr just covers her back saying i ought to take it as theres a small chance of stroke in some patients.  I think i would take the risk.
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    I had bilateral pes in November 2016. Come of blood thinners in may. I take asprin and fish oil and so far no problems.
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    Hi there Ann. It's really frustrating I was told 2.5 years ago that I would be on Warfrin for life and not needed to attend the cardiologist. Before I went on Warfrin I asked the doctor if this medication would stop me returning to work and said it wouldn't but according to occupational health using Warfrin would stop we from doing my job as a police PCSO. I asked if I could stop using the Warfrin and they said it was not advisable. I am now facing the real possibility of losing my employment or being medically retired due to the use of Warfrin and I now wish I never started using Warfrin.

    I wish you luck whatever decision you make.

    regards

    David

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    To stop blood clots from forming and Trans Ischemic Attack
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      Whats trans ischemic? I had bilateral pes in November 2016 came off blood thinners in may and so far have been fine. Im on asprin and fish oil. Its proven that asprin has a 42 reduction risk of getting another pe or dvt and fish oil with the omega 3 is just a little more help as it is a natrual blood thinner.
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    Check with your GP before you do anything. Presumably this alternative practioner has no medical qualifications. 
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      Not a dr but comes well recommended.  He feels conventional medicine is not helping and should not be used unless absolutely essential.  Henthinks the use of warfarin as a prophylactic just in case another pe reared its head is wrong.  I dont know if hes right ormif conventional med is right.  Answer is to try without for a while and see what happens maybe
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    HELLO, I HAD BEEN USING WARFARIN FOR YEARS THEN I TOOK MYSELF OFF, NO PROBLEMS BUT HAD REOCCURRING BLOOD CLOT ISSUES, WENT BACK ON WARFARIN AND I WAS FEELING FLU LIKE SICK TO MY STOMACH FOG LIKE, HARD TO BREATH, SHOCKS FROMTHE TOP OF MY BRAIN ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MY TOES I HAD TO FORCE MYSELD TO MOVE FELT LIKE I WAS DYING MY DOC CON NOT FIG OUT SAID IT WAS ANIEXTY SO PUT ON ANIEXTY EDS FOR PANIC AND ANIEXTY, I HAD TO HAVE A HEART MONTER PLACE IN MY CHEST AND HAD TO GO OFF BLOOD THINNER AND GUESS WHAT I FELT LIKE I WAS NOT DYING ANY MORE, SO I DECIDED NOT TO GO BACK ON THINNERS, USING ASPRIN, HOWEVER THE YEARS OF BEING ON THE THINNERS HAVE CAUSED ME WITH PANIC ATTACKS AND ANIEXTY THAT I STILL NEED TO TAKE MEDS FOR, I BELIEVE THAT THE WARFARIN HAD CAUSED IRREVERSABLE DAMAGE TO MY BRAIN ON THAT PART, I AM STILL WORKING ON THAT\ THE NURSE SAID THAT SOME PHARMACTICAL COMPANIES HAVE CHANGED FILLERS IN THESE DRUGS WHICH COULD OF CAUSED THE SIDE EFFECTS, ALL I CAN SAY IS TRUST YOUR BODY AND WHAT IT IS TELLNG U, IF IT DOESN,T FEEL RIGHT THAN IT ISNT,
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      So hard to know whTs causing what.  The anxiety and depression gives me agitation which will not lift.  Dr says its not the warfarin causing it but i am not so sure

      i am scared if i go off them i will get some sort of clot as my body is now used to them, then the dr will say is my fault.

      original pe came six weeks after back  it was definitely provoked by that.

      i am sure the fillers in these are some of the problem, do you know the makes that have better fillers even?

      i think that these are causing brain damage, as why would i not respond to many anti depressants, something is wrong and i feel it as you say, we know our bodies.

      if i say im stopping them dr may put me off her list as they dont like it when you dont follow instructions.  Feel totally lost with all this.

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      I was on blood thinners for 6 months after a bilateral pes in November 2016. Came off blood thinners in may and been on asprin and fish oil since. I use the fish oil because the omgea 3 is a natural blood thinner.
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