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Top 10 Search Results for "Coumadin"

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Stopping Coumadin?

Stopping Coumadin?

@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

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Every time I have surgeries, I'm always taken off of it for many days. They will hook you up in the recovery. You'll be fine.

posted about 3 years ago

Can I Take Vicodin While I'm On Coumadin?

Can I Take Vicodin While I'm On Coumadin?

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.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I am on coumadin for clot as well. Do NOT take anything, not even over the counter medications, without checking with your hematologist first. Your… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Unhappy With Current Rheumatologist And Wondering Where To Go Next. Anyone Tried National Jewish In Denver?

Unhappy With Current Rheumatologist And Wondering Where To Go Next. Anyone Tried National Jewish In Denver?

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

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Going through the same after all this time I am now getting set up with a rhematology Dr I have my pulmonary Dr and my hematology Dr and my family Dr… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

APS

APS

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!!

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have been and I was on 365 coated aspirin until I had strokes and then Plavix which will not stop strokes then put on warfarin and still on warfarin… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Is Anyone On Blood Thinners And Which One?

Is Anyone On Blood Thinners And Which One?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I'm currently on cumidin but I'm getting ready to switch over to Eliquis 5mg 2 times daily.

posted almost 5 years ago

Chest Port

Chest Port

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?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Our lab does a Coumadin check thru a finger stick. Maybe there is a lab in your town that has that technology. I hope you come up with something that… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Women: Has Your Period Ever Just Disappeared?

Women: Has Your Period Ever Just Disappeared?

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

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I was told i could but be on certain things due to the hormones and the only option they gave me was the depo shot.

posted almost 3 years ago

APS Medication

APS Medication

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 .

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Ahh man that is so scary! I stand for long periods of time, it concerns me for clots. I have lots of spider/varicose veins, they don’t seem to be… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Lupus Anticoagulant

Lupus Anticoagulant

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?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have been tested for aPL but always tested negative of it. Unfortunately, due to a new year's resolution, I ended up having blood clots on both of my… read more

posted over 4 years ago