Warfarin osteoporosis

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I was put on Warfarin (Coumadin) but was not given any warning about alcohol and at least on 2 occasions drank quite heavily (about 5 or 6 glasses of wine in one evening). I have had a series of bodily changes including increased veins on my nose face and on the palms of my hand. Upon returning to the States, I consulted with a doctor who suggested that I get off coumadin given that my clots were in superficial veins. However, two days following my getting off coumadin, (1.
Fracture healed in 4 to 5 weeks. Due to trauma, she suffered DVT and due to warfarin overdosage(lab mistake in recommended dosage!) suffered skin necrosis which led to skin grafting(operation). 5) She has tolerated well Risofos – a risedronate, from April 2011 to Sep 2011(while on steroids) and again April 2012 to Sep 2012 (not on steroids). BMD was checked after 6 months of stopping Risofos. 6) In 2012, checked BMD owing to terrible back pain. Results showed steroid-induced osteoporosis.
Hi, Long term use of warfarin is known to cause osteoporosis and bone loss. It can also cause osteoporosis related fractures. The most likely reason is due to the reduced intake of vitamin K which is responsible for bone health. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
I am worried about being on Warfarin. I really smacked it, but it did not break the skin and I did not see stars, pass out or anything. I called the nurse and she told me to watch for double vision or dizziness, but she said they worry more about people slipping and falling and cracking their head. So far I just have a slight headache, but my anxiety is kicking in and that's never good. Has anyone had this happen? Any input? Thanks.
I'm on Warfarin 6mg a day and have been told that it's not good for me to spend a lot of time out in the sun. Is this true? I'm also on 600mg of Gabapentin and would like to know more about it, also the Dr. has me on 2000mg of Vit. D3 a day and I was wondering if this is important and if so is it enought?
The second, the substitution of a Low Molecular Weight Heparin (Enoxaparin) for Warfarin/Coumadin. Such substitution might be worthy of consideration by your husband’s doctors, as one of the reasons for your husband’s worsening lung function could be that he has continued to have occult, insidious clotting in the blood vessels of his lungs, despite optimum anticoagulation with the Warfarin.
I have been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis in both hips, osteopenia in my vertebrae, and arthritis in my right hip, all of which are very painful.
If my episodes continue I might have to go back to a PPI like Prevacid, which I quit because it can contribute to osteoporosis. Are you on a blood thinner? Congrats on the Tai Chi bringing your bp down. Good luck with this -- let us know how you are. BTW, I believe I read hawthorne may contribute to arrythmias.
Researchers recruited 258 people who'd experienced a brain hemorrhage. Those people who were taking warfarin (the generic name for Coumadin) experienced twice as much bleeding during their hemorrhage as patients who weren't on the medication. As you might imagine, this increased bleeding means increased risk of death. And, unfortunately, the threat of increased hemorrhage is just the latest addition to the list of warfarin's risks. It also poisons and kills off the vitamin K in your body.
I am 52yrs.old female with severe osteoporosis.52% bone loss,kyphosis,& so much pain i am on the edge.I have suffered 3 compression fractures,that when the last one happens I heard the bones crunch so bad that it sounded like eggs crushing. I have been taking slo-release morphine for 4 yrs.My dose has been at 100mg.BID & 10mg statex for break thru pain.I also take Lyrica.However the pain is increasing & I can only sit,lay stand for 5-10 minutes at a time.
They put in a screen to prevent clots from reaching his lungs, and they put him on a blood thinner called Coumadin (which is the same or similar to warfarin, I believe). He will probably be on the Coumadin the rest of his life. That's standard procedure, as I understand it. I take Evista (raloxifene) to fight osteoporosis. The box says that it could cause blood clots, so I know it's possible for drugs to be the culprit.
Is there any drug interaction between these two drugs ? I am taking Evista for Osteoporosis.
It’s much easier to control the bleeding time with these drugs than with Warfarin, which also causes osteoporosis. Since her oxygen level drops to 78, it’s crucial that she stays on oxygen, since the lack of oxygen will affect her brain before any other organ. It’s a life saving factor and not a comfort process. However, causes should be looked for this low oxygen level. Is it because of her neurological condition? Or does she have some kind of pulmonary disease?
The new cardio did not order any blood work or echo and ret in a yr. He wants me to do warfarin (a protein S deficiency, needed heparin during pgs,travel and was on warfarin for about 6 mths after the PE and cardiomyopathy). Q's: What should I do about my recent cholesterol numbers (fasting numbers), aside from more strict dietary approach. I eat a good low fat,low salt, fresh vege/fruit, cereal diet already. Also can you give me guidelines on the ann heart check with the cardiomyopathy.
If the Amiodione stops the AFib you should be able to run better.... that is if the side effects are not too bad. If you are running while in AFib and you take Metoprolol (in any dose over 50 mg) you should be able to run through anything. Good luck.
The doctor would also tell about adverse effects of heparin like osteoporosis. drugs like chlorquine and cytotoxic agents are not recommended during pregnancy and must be stopped months before becoming pregnant. Warfarin may be substituted. Consult your gynecologist for expert advice. Take care.
A 2006 retrospective study of 14,564 Medicare recipients showed that warfarin use for more than one year was linked with a 60% increased risk of osteoporosis-related fracture in men; there was no association in women. " So you have that to add to the formula---one must ask if a person has a clotting problem and undergoes a very serious bone realted surgery what do think the outcome would be in light of the coumadin and its effect on normal regrowth of bone.
Hi all, I had a major stroke aged 19 in 1984, was diagnosed with Lupus anticoagulant with SLE, I was put onto warfarin instantly, I was on warfarin for 2 years then following my first and only pregnancy,( a l-o-n-g story) I took aspirin 75mg for 18 years then recently via a changeover of consultants I was told my INR levels weren't even making 1, hes convinced I've had several mini strokes in the last 18 years, and I had to go back onto warfarin, I reacted badly physically to the warfari
The last ENT I saw at Stanford, in CA, told me to stop the drugs. They are contraindicated in people with Osteoporosis, which I have. It's a damn viscous cycle. Now, I take Tums or Pepto for stomach upset which seem to help somewhat. My B12 was checked and I was within normal ranges. I don't do well with meds or vitamins and all I use now is the Xanax, 2000 units of the Vit D and Ester C. None of the docs, even the Endo doc, suggested Magnesium.
The difference is that the inactivators permanently stop the aromatase emzyme's production. Women on Aromasin were more likely to have fractures, joint pain, osteoporosis, visual disturbances, and diarrhea, while women on tamoxifen were more likely to report vaginal bleeding, muscle cramps, and blood clots. Femara has been found to have less impact on cognitive functioning that tamoxifen. (I don't know if that would be the case with other aromatase inhibitors/inactivators though.
I did tell the doc's I put her on some herbal stuff, not sure what they will actually say when we go, but we are keeping a close eye on her diabetes, blood pressure and warfarin levels. So far the numbers are good. I was some what worried about her warfarin levels so had them checked and they're staying steady! That is a big relief! Do you know of any other way other than by antibiotic use to rid the system of this nasty bacteria?
The longer you go with this condition, the more osteoporosis you develop since it is pulling calcium from your bones, and taking more calcium and vitamin d does not correct it, because that just puts more into the blood, but not into the bones. When I finally realized I had this condition, I got the surgery I needed and now can take calcium to help build my bones back up, because I did have significant osteoporosis from this.
They had put me on Warfarin as well as a heart rhythm ...the SR stuff. I had a cardioversion done a month later and right away I could tell the difference between in and out of sinus and the calmness when in as well as how much easier it was to breath. I was in for around a week and one night I could feel it coming, and I was out. I was switched to Taxtia XT 300mg per day and had another cardioversion done, and that lasted maybe 2 weeks, and then back out again.
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