Warfarin in pe

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Due to my past history (5 years previously) of PE they kept me in. I left hospital and am now on warfarin. however i am still in pain. Normally it is just a general achey type pain (made worse when carrying heavy things reaching up to a shelf etc). I also still get breathless if i undertake a small amount of physical activity (e.g. using the vacuum cleaner) but every so often i get severe stabbing pains in my chest which can last for 1-5 mins then gradually ease off leaving me with the ache.
Also with regard to your flight in January and the DVT/PEs that followed, did you take a longer flight in the 7-10 days prior to this short flight? How long is your physician treating you with coumadin (warfarin)? 6 months? Please reply with additional questions that you may have. ~•~ Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only.
18000 Units Heparin Daily 12mg Warfarin Daily Since being on the medication I have been getting uncomfortable pains in by buttocks and mucles at the rear of my thighs, my doctor tells me that this isn't a side effect of the drugs however I have read on various internet sites that this type of pain is possible, for my own peace of mind can somebody tell me if this is due to the drugs and or change in blood chemistry it would also be useful to know how long it takes to feel normal again after h
Hi there! After 7 months on Warafain for PE I was finally taken off of it about 6 weeks ago. I've been taking a coated 325mg aspirin everyday because naturally i'm a nervous wreck about clotting again. My genetic testing was fine. My question is, does aspirin really assist in keeping the platelets from forming clots? As well, how much of a role does being overweight play in the formation of blood clots if you have no other predisposing factors ie: no birth control, non smoker etc?
I was in hospital a week before the clot travelled to my lung as i initially came in with severe calf pain. Due to my past history (5 years previously) of PE they kept me in. I left hospital and am now on warfarin. however i am still in pain. Normally it is just a general achey type pain, but every so often i get severe stabbing pains in my chest. this can leave me doubled up and even in tears at the end of the episode.
It was at that point the PE was found. They discovered 2 blood clots in my lungs. I was immediately put on Heparin and admitted. From my ER visit I ended up being there for 5 days. Within those days I had several other tests done. More MRIs, 2 types echocardigrams, More Doppler studies of my legs and arms.More Cat scans. Plenty of blood tests. I was sent home with a prescription for Warfarin and given instructions. The cause for my PE was never found.
She had a pulmonary embolism last week (no known cause) and is currently receiving warfarin and heparin injections. I am concerned that these drugs may not be suitable for an AVM person. She hasn't yet seen a consultant to determine treatment options for the AVM. I also wonder whether the PE could be connected to the AVM. Does anyone have a similar experience or some advice about whether there are alternatives or I am worrying about nothing?
Hey, all, I have a question about warfarin. I have to take it for three months since I just had an ablation, and I am wondering if any of you women out there have experienced any heavy periods while being on it. I'm freaked out because I used to have heavy periods, although they got lighter after I started exercising regularly. I'm due around February 20th.
Hi I recently had heart valve replacement surgery and have been put on warfarin for the rest of my life. My question is this, how will warfarin afect my day to day life. I have a very keen interest in contact sports, such as soccer would I be able to continue to play these, and what are the risks in doing so? Is it possible to still have waxing done, i.e of the chest? And finally how long will it take for the INR to become stable, i have been on it for 5 weeks now, and my INR is at 3.
As far as seeing a specialist in PH I would ask your doctor what her experience in treating PH has been. If she has a good deal of experience and can offer all treatments including iv prostacyclins and lung transplant (if needed) then I would stick with her. Otherwise you may wish to ask for a referral to a larger medical center. The right heart cath and treatment decisions are best left to your doctor who can evaluate all of the data and options.
I was in the hospital for 4 weeks on Hem and then warfarin. I have not smoked or taken birth control for almost a year since the life event with a pulmonary emb in my lungs and liver which happened last June. Two weeks ago I started to smoke again and I have noticed certain changes... more headaces, vomiting, constipation, depression at times, sudden euphoria and etc. What can or will happen to me if I continue to smoke? Please be honest. thank you for your time in answering this question.
I am taking baby aspirin this weekend and extra vitamin e just in case. What medications other than warfarin would your recommend? I really don't want to go back on warfarin.
He has also got a clot on his heart and lung. He has had a PE about a month ago and is on Warfarin, plus the stokings to reduce swelling in his left leg. Can he travel a four hour flight in 3 days time?
I have flu-like symptoms over half the time including chills, muscle pain, sinus and head pain, lymph nodes are large in my neck and fatigue. I am off the warfarin. COULD the PE and symptoms been caused by allergies? ( to treat this I am taking allegra d, singulair, rhinocort and now Mucilex.
I was subsequently put on anti-coagulation drugs (first was Clexane injections morning and night (hospital in the home treatment) for 12 days with Coumadin tablets; Warfarin). I never really got very bad pain until a month later where it was very bad indeed. I had chest pain and in also the left arm, I was taking Morphine drugs Oxycontin and Endone and even Panadienne Forte at times. I was very drowsy and sleepy. Late August I contracted a respiratory infection and was very sick indeed.
I was subsequently put on anti-coagulation drugs (first was Clexane injections morning and night (hospital in the home treatment) for 12 days with Coumadin tablets; Warfarin). I never really got very bad pain until a month later where it was very bad indeed. I had chest pain and in also the left arm, I was taking Morphine drugs Oxycontin and Endone and even Panadienne Forte at times. I was very drowsy and sleepy. Late August I contracted a respiratory infection and was very sick indeed.
I developed one four weeks ago in the popliteal vein on my right side. Four days after diagnosis I developed DOE, Chest pain, heart palpitations. I was admitted to the ER. CT scan results: small stellate filling defect within the right lower lobe pulmonary artery suggestive of chronic PE. Right greater than left atelectasis, small right pleural effusion, contrast reflux into the right inferior vena cava please correlate with right sided heart failure.
Hi i suffer from blood clots i suffered a PE, arterial clots and dvt all at the same time, i also clotted while on warfarin in hospital so the doctors want my inr higher than most between 2 and 3. My last inr results were 2.9 and i take 8mg of warfarin.
I am an MS patient that completed bone marrow (Campath) transplant in early August and developed a PE in mid-Sept. CT also reported two ground glass nodules (1.5 and 2 cm) in the same lobe of right lung. I had to stop preventative antibiotics due to warfarin interaction. Which should I be more afraid of at this point, cancerous nodules or opportunistic PCP? I had a chest X-ray in January that reorted no abnormalities. Thank you very much!
I am a 45 year old male who suffered a snapped tendon in my leg. After the operation to fix it I suffered a Pulmanary Embolisim (PE) blocking my main pulmanary artery & segmental / sub segmental arteries bilaterally. The PE was caused by an extensive thrombosis (DVT) after surgery to my leg. The PE caused me to get very breathless & go blue etc. On my way to the ambulance I suffered a further attack and the ambulance ECG showed I was in VT.
3 years ago I had a PE that did go to my lung. I was on Warfarin for some time but no longer am on the therapy. The last 2 days I have had a cramp in my lower left leg calf and I never have had a cramp that has lasted as this has. It comes and goes and itsn't painful. Still I am worried that it may be another PE. I am 45 y/o and trying to avoid going to the Dr. as they sometimes blow things out of proportion and would hospitalize me just because of my past history with PE.
I cannot stress how lucky you are as a PE can be and often is deadly. I myself had a blood clot in my leg and worried constantly about getting a PE. Did they scan your legs to see where the clot came from? Usually a clot will form in the legs and then break off into a PE. Did they do a thrombophelia test to see if you have any clotting disorders? I guess you are on the usual treatment of clexane injections into the tummy and warfarin pills, have they told you for how long?
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot in an artery of the lungs.
This is for Barney22 - I am interested in your comment that you had a PE and am pleased that you have had no problems with your lungs since. What treatment did you have for it and did you have to have follow up care for the PE. I was put on high dose Clexane injections (blood thinners) and this was reduced after the operation to 40ml per day. I am fighting at the moment to come off these as I have been on them for 9 months but they want me to go on Warfarin - NO WAY!!
Have been on Warfarin/Coumadin for five yrs now. Have not learned much from personal HIV physician in regards to DVT/PE but have browsed relevant and helpful info on Medhelp.org Dr is wondering if HIV has any affect on Functional S and or DVT/PE Another Q? Does PT/INR have to be in the 2.5-3.5 range for EVERYONE to be as effective? Other resources/info would be appreciated.
A pulmonary embolism is a listed risk of a hysterectomy. However, you may be more prone to blood clots and it could be from genetics to high homocysteine levels. High homocysteine is known to increase the risk of blood clots. Worth testing this amino acid as well. A healthy homocysteine level is around the 6 umol/L mark. Vitamin B6, B9 and B12 lower homocysteine levels. Your doctor sounds cautious and it may be warranted. Were you given any anti-clotting drugs?
I was taking aspirin when I had the PE. If you read the literature, even therapeutic levels of warfarin won't guarantee preventing subsequent clots. If I were you, I'd get the second opinion but STAY ON WARFARIN FOR LIFE and make the necessary adjustments. I also have no known genetic predispositions to DVT. My risk factors are I am 55+, sedentary, and overweight (male). "Living will kill you!
I have been running 25 miles a week and maintaining a daily caloric intake of less than 1000 calories. No weight loss in 2 weeks and gained 3 pounds!! Will I stop gaining weight due to warfarin and wondering if it will drop easily after discontinuing use. Thinking that the weight is water retention. Does anyone have any "post warfarin" insight?
49 yo female, On warfarin for 2 yrs for APS: (showers of splinter hemorrhages, poss. PE 2 early misscarriages, 1 very diff preg- but healthy baby :), 2+- 8hr srokes R eye, 5 burst vessels in digits & 1 in lower leg after strong pinching pain and release then large bruise. Migraine daily for 3 months, Meniere's 30 days, episodic acute abd. symptoms `4x/yr). Since Warfarin get 4 splinter hem. at a time, occ numbness & tingling. Did have 1 yr.
9 Months ago I had a DVT, Which broke off and became a PE. The DVT was in my Left Knee, and after 3 months of using Warfarin and several Ultrasounds and VQ Scans Later I was diagnosed as Fine and no more need for the Warfarin.
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