Zyrtec and warfarin

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help what can I do about my sinus?i can't take just anything because I take warfarin. I am congested bad what can I do?
I am 73 and taking warfarin for afib, what med can I take over the counter to help my head/chest cold?
THEN on December 4, 2012, I came across these medhelp posts and read one posting in which the female had the same back issues and she said she quit taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zyrtec</span> and her pain immediately subsided. That night I did not take the zyrtec and voila! A great night of sleep! By December 10, 2012 I was experiencing extreme fatigue and returning back pain. My pcp ordered a renal panel and kidney ultrasound, which again were unremarkable.
I'm overweight, take a daily prescribed regimen of baby aspirin, multi-vitamin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, and 6mg warfarin. I'm a lymphoma cancer survivor (2 years beyond chemo), don't smoke, drink alcohol only occasionally in moderation and even less caffeine, exercise somewhat irregularly, had lots of ear aches as a child associated with bronchitis but because I'm 61 now I don't think my childhood ear aches have anything to do with it.
Preliminary data also suggest that there may be a pharmacodynamic interaction between SSRIs and oral anticoagulants that can cause an increased bleeding diathesis. Concomitant administration of paroxetine and warfarin, specifically, has been associated with an increased frequency of bleeding without apparent changes in the disposition of either drug or changes in the prothrombin time.
As for the level of coumadin/Warfarin, I get a coagulation blood test about every month and I am normally in range for an INR between 2 and 3. I have been using Warfarin for many years and only after the troublesome nose bleed a couple of months back did I start getting some blood when blowing nose hard.. and only on the left side, the side that had the bleed problem. There must be something weak on that blood barrier.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
No fatigue. No pain. I will every once in a while be able to "feel something "there" after exercise if I am dehydrated. Glad you are going off warfarin. Now Google "warfarin" and "fatigue" "depression" and see if that doesn't tell you something! If nothing else, getting off the W will make you feel empowered, I bet. Just not having to go in for blood tests every week (they never could get my INR stable) made me feel like I got my life back.
no all kidding aside, tell your doctor, you definately need to have pain management, i went through something very similar week 3.....and finally got it under control.....welcome to the site....and welcome to treatment central....
Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.
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