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I've been on Xarelto going on for about 1 and 1/2 year, since May of 2014. I was placed on it for having a second case of PE's in the lung. I've had two cases of PE in total due to taking birth control. After running other blood tests, I don't seem to have any serious blood cloting condition other then my blood cloting from the birth control. Soon after having my second case of Blood clots and being placed on Xarelto I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroid.
Anyways, I wanted to ask is it possible to wean off of Xarelto and being placed on an aspirin instead?
I was told I had to be on blood thinners the rest of my life. I don't think I want to risk being on Xarelto the rest of my life, especially since there have been cases of interal bleeding, no way of rapid reversal (like warfarin) and also the fact there's not a lot of studies on the effects of taking Xarelto long term. I've been on Warfarin for my first case of PE's but it gave me alot of UTI's so I don't think I want to go with that either.
I live a very healthy lifestyle now with my diet. I'm on a gluten free, dairy free, soy free diet, and have no problem getting in a lot of foods and vitamins that help to thin out the blood.
Would a lifestyle of a daily aspirin and some Vitamin A and E pills be good enough at thinning out the blood in exchange for Xarelto the rest of my life?
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