@Coumadin and Colonoscopy -
In a few days I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy/EGD to look for the reason I am severely anemic. I am also on @Coumadin since I have Antiphospholipid Syndrome in addition to Lupus. The directions for the colonoscopy prep say to stop my @Coumadin 4 days before the procedure but I'm curious if I need to be put on Lovonox in the meantime. My PCP nurse says that I'll be taken off everything and then bridged back to @Coumadin with @Lovenox after the procedure but I… read more
I was diagnosed with lupus when I was admitted to the hospital for a DVT in my femoral vein and multiple pulmonary embolisms in my lungs. They put me on the blood thinner Coumadin to handle the clots. I am having a flare and everything is hurting. I can't get comfortable sitting or laying down. It's impossible right now. I was going to take a Vicodin but I wasn't sure if it would affect my Coumadin or any of my other medications.
Why won't my INR level out?
Rough 5 years. Lupus, PMR, bilateral sacral stress fractures, blood clots. On Prednisone, plaquenil, Coumadin, omeprazole, vit d, ,calcium, Boniva infusions. Tried Methotrexate-exhausted me and lost all sense of smell. Tried Imuran-really interfered with my Coumadin. Tapering off Imuran now, currently on 50 mg daily, and on 14mg of Coumadin daily. Love my CNP, but do NOT like rheumatologist that she works… read more
Wondering if anyone has Antiphospholipid syndrome, what anticoagulation you’re on and if you have had a clot FYI I was recently djagnosed with lupus and my lupus anticoagulant level has been elevated and has increased since last time so my rheumatologist put me on a baby aspirin daily.. Thx in advance for your help!!
I am on Coumadin and I need weekly blood draws, sometimes more than once a week if they are really off. My veins are extremely weak. Now every time I get a draw they are collapsing or blowing out. I'm going to talk to my doctor about getting a port. Does anyone have any experience?
I haven't gotten my period since back before Christmas it's been so long I don't even remember the date. I'm not on birth control. But I am on @Coumadin which if anything should make it heavier but it's just gone. I'm only 25 and got SLE when I was 15. Growing up I would skip a month but never more than that. And I'm only on 5mgs of prednisone
Does anyone on here have APS with Lupus ? What blood thinner do you take ? I've had Kaiser a year and they want to change me to Pradaxa . Also what pain meds do you take if you have APS if you have both . Thanks in advance .
How is it that with Lupus Anticoagulant we are at risk of blood clots yet at the same time have a of bleeding? This confuses me greatly!! Is there anyone who can explain this to me?