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@dsisko @amandaburnett. I do not have afib, but I had a TIA in January so my cardiologist put me on Xeralto. I also had a loop recorder put in to monitor my HR. I asked to ba taken off Xeralto since so far there's no sign of afib, but he doesn't think it's a good idea. My children don't want me to be off this either, what if I have another TIA again, or worse, a stroke. My doctor did reduced the dosage from 20 mg daily to 15 mg.
My son in law, however, had afib. He had ablations done. A couple of years ago, my daughter found a doctor in Texas and when he examined my son in law, he found that there was a genetic factor. I don't know all the details. My son in law had an operation then, the problem was resolved and he's no longer on Eliquis. He's a very active person and cardiologist actually told him he could resume his exercise routine (rowing, and cycling) the week after the operation.
Blood thinner is new to me, I'm not happy with the side effects like random bruises, bleeding gum etc. I have hypertension and the fact that I have family history of strokes was enough for me to stay in, albeit reluctantly.
I'm waiting for the generic version of Eliquis or Xeralto as the costs these drugs are prohibitive.
I think if you want to discontinue with the drug, have a conversation with your doctor first. Mayo connect has been a God send for me as many of you have given me valuable insights. Maybe one of you who has stopped Eliquis can give you some information.
Be well.

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@mayofeb2020 Thanks so much for clarifying. I should have stated that I was including you because I remembered you discussing your son in law's condition. 🙂

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