Warfarin withdrawal

Common Questions and Answers about Warfarin withdrawal


Avatar f tn After stopping taking warfarin, are there any withdrawal symptoms or side effects and how long does it take until I am back to normal?
Avatar n tn I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
Avatar f tn It's been 12 days since I stopped taking codeine cold turkey. After an 11 year addiction where I was taking up to 30+ a day( 30mgs). I slipped up on day 4 and downed about 9 pills, which is still a lot less than I was use to. I have no idea why I took those 9 on that day because I don't think my body had even started going into withdrawals by that time.
429155 tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I went to the doctor and they did an ultrasound and found a blood clot. They put me on Coumadin/warfarin and Lovenox injections until I get to the right dose of coumadin (which should be by this weekend). I was told that coumadin does not remove or breakup the clot it just prevents it from going to the lung/heart. But my question is when does the swelling from the clot go down and how does the body break it up or remove it on its own? And, how long will this take (approximately).
Avatar f tn If you are bruising that easily with warfarin, clopidogrel(plavix) and aspirin, then I think your cardiologist is probably suggesting a wise change in your medication. Warfarin is a powerful anticoagulant and I think your stents should be fine with withdrawal of the plavix. The main concern here is obviously an internal bleed which can be life threatening. My opinion is that the balance for your safety has to be right, and the cardiologist has done that.
Avatar n tn Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased Cimetidine, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), or isoniazid because they may increase the risk of Darvocet-N 100's side effects Naltrexone because it may decrease Darvocet-N 100's effectiveness and may cause withdrawal symptoms Anticonvulsants (eg, carbamazepine), antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline, fluoxetine), barbiturate anesthetics (eg, thiopental), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of their side e
Avatar m tn All the pros and cons need to be weighed, if the blood is too thin at present, it will further aggravate the bleeding episodes. It’s unfortunate that after 24 yrs, withdrawal of Coumadin has triggered an episode of stroke. Right now the progress with Coumadin has to be based on the INR status. Patients on warfarin should have an INR of 2.0 to 3.0 for basic "blood-thinning" needs. For some who have a high risk of clot formation, the INR needs to be higher - about 2.5 to 3.5.
Avatar f tn After the surgery I developed blood clots in my lungs and was placed on warfarin and taken off mobic.My primary doctor sent me to pain management doctor for relief of pain for my chronic problems and the ones caused by surgery. Last month I missed appointment with my pain doctor due to car problems called to reschedule appointment that morning and they did so.
5617263 tn?1374505066 I developed clots in my legs from that surgery and had to go back to have them dissolved through a catheter inserted through the groin and down my leg. I was then put on Warfarin. The third atrial fib was last Friday night. The doctor in the ER put me on Cardizem (diltiazem) and changed my simvastatin to Lipitor. They instructed me to cut back on the metropolol to 25 mg. twice daily and to quit taking it if my blood pressure dipped below systolic fell below 100 or my diastolic below 60.
Avatar f tn Hi, I don't have any first hand experience with nortrilen, however, I think with any medication that you have been on long term it is always better to reduce the dose very slowly - I am surprised that your doctor didn't at least go through this with you - very lax on his part. Suddenly stopping a medication will quite often result in withdrawal symptoms. How high is the risk of damage to your liver and kidneys? Have the levels in your blood been checked?
5986700 tn?1380794980 Hi Spider :) Is your friend going to be coming off narcotics completely? Is her Dr. switching her to Gabapentin for pain or did he give it to her to help with the detox? If he's switching her to a maintenance dose of Gabapentin then he should design some sort of taper for her because she'll definitely be in w/d's. I think Lulu's idea above sounds sensible. Both drugs are addictive but one's a strong narcotic & the other a non-narcotic analgesic & anticonvulsant.
Avatar n tn A week after the surgery, I was back in another hospital with a grapefruit sized blood clot in my lower right abdomen hmmmmmm. With intravenus warfarin treatment for a week, I went home again. Now here it is, almost 3 years after my "hysterectomy cure", I'm still having the same pain. I'm starting to think the only real cure will be when I walk into the emergency department, ensure them I'm not trying to commit suicide, and starting my own ovary removal surgery.
Avatar m tn There is also a pain management forum here, though it is not as active as it once was. Withdrawal isn't normally something that can cause health peoblems ... it isn't safe to CT alone when you have serious underlying health issues. If you want to come off the oxycodone and OxyContin it would be best to follow a taper set up by your doctor. You also should check out various options. In some cases you can keep your insurance if you pay the total premium.
Avatar f tn He is diabetic with severe neuropathy, has HSP, IGaN nephropathy, COPD, and a host of other issues - and has not been able to keep ANYTHING down since Tuesday including his warfarin, metformin, etc. His blood pressure is around 190/118, pulse fluctuating widely, his glucose is bouncing from 42-300+, and he is dehydrated. If he would go to the ER I would take him BEFORE I have to call an ambulance or a hearse for him.
Avatar m tn No, they said I had been in a-fib too long to risk an electro-conversion as I'm not on Warfarin. I have the option of starting Warfarin now and getting converted in 3 weeks if I'm still in a-fib by then. I also wonder if there's any point. Won't I just go back into a-fib the next day or whatever? I don't understand how I could go so quickly from total control with Sotalol to no control on any of the drugs tried in a few weeks.
563594 tn?1309586732 aspirin (taken on a daily basis or at high doses); a diuretic (water pill); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth; antibiotics such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane), or troleandomycin (Tao); or seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).
Avatar f tn I haven't taken any kind of opiate's since march 2012, .I feel the best i have ever felt in my life, i was on a pain contract through clinic for 8 years, in the end my scripts lasted 1 week, i would supplement with heroin or methadone to not be sick, and i liked the high.
Avatar f tn My Primary did send me to see an Endocrinologist, and she was going to put me on medication to try and control the diabetes, first though she had sent me for quite an extensive blood test the results came back and i told her i could not get to her office, as i had to depend on a ride, as I am losing my sight too so can no longer drive (this is also due to prednisone and diabetes) So she told me she would write to my Primary and recommend a med to control the blood sugar, well this has never
Avatar n tn This was dangerous as I also must take coumadin (warfarin) because of DVT's or Deep Venous Thrombosis--deep vein clots that form in my legs. Without it, I can throw huge clots and die if they break loose and travel to my heart or lungs. I believe I only missed the week once during an impressively long period of storms off the Oregon coast when the wind was in the 60's and the waves were running to 33 feet. Other times I have missed for three days without noticing it.
Avatar f tn Think it's different for everybody, but many on here and elsewhere have few side effects and side effects from withdrawal, comparatively speaking (With Sovaldi). Some of us got hit harder than others. Depends on sooo many factors, most probably. Age, even gender, amount of liver damage, prior treatments, other conditions, the list goes on. And even those aren't always predictors. I've seen people with more liver damage who have treated before report relatively few side effects.
Avatar f tn I have stopped taking hydrocodone and have started to experience what I believe to be withdrawal symptoms, how long do these symptoms last? Is there anything I can do for the body aches? I have a 2 year old daughter and she deserves to have a Mom as active as her but with how I feel now its hard to keep up! Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated! Thanks!
1412606 tn?1282885729 Listen to advise from here and other foreums. Some have trouble, some don't. Withdrawal should be done EVER SO SLOWLY and with alot of prayer! Seriously take it SLOW. Try the 12.5 like I did if you can get that to start. That way if it drives you insane like it did me you can stop it after 3-5 days. You might get edgy, have a headache...things like that but soon your mind will again be sharp as a tack...or at least as sharp as it was in the beginning before you took the patch!
Avatar n tn warfarin)? If so, that has to be watched very carefully at first. But whatever you're on, heart meds have side effects and some of them are scarey. Most of the really scarey side effects (like heart failure) are almost ridiculously infrequent, still, they're so extreme that people need to know about them so that if they start experiencing the symptoms, they can stop the drug and call their doctor.
1035252 tn?1427231433 As a result, withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness and irritability may occur if the medicine is then stopped suddenly. If you find you need to use this medicine all the time you should consult your doctor for advice. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist despite taking this medicine. Taking a painkiller for headaches too often or for too long can actually make the headaches worse.
Avatar f tn Now, although you might not have withdrawal, any time you take something regularly for a long time period the body can react when you discontinue it because it's not doing what it was doing and the body has to act to meet that change -- people who stop using caffeine usually get headaches, people who switch to vegetarian diets often find themselves listless for a little while whereas others find themselves more energized -- bodies react to change. Hope you find the answer.
Avatar f tn So, if you are using Lyrica as a pain killer, and it works for you (it does for me) and you are worried about addiction, don't.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering severe anxiety due to a deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli from the end of January. I am on warfarin tablets. My anxiety is worse after physical symptoms; such as pain and discomfort in both legs. Does anyone out there on warfarin have these or similar discomforts and how do you overcome the anxiety?