Dealing with Effects of Blood Thinners

Posted by ashby1947 @ashby1947, Oct 2, 2022

Anyone have suggestions for dealing with side effects of blood thinners? I'm back on Eliquis after an episode of afib and successful cardioversion, but not happy about it! I've pretty much learned to deal with bleeding from cuts, but bruises! my heaven the bruises! If I just bump into something, I end up with broken vessels that leave ugly red masses on my forearms for weeks. I look like I've been batting a kangaroo - and not very successfully. And I don't even want to talk about how long it takes to repair after a little abrasion. Any thoughts or suggestions?
I hope this is a good day for you! Sue

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I suppose blood thinners impact us all differently. I am on Xarelto and rarely see bruising. Would it be worthwhile to ask your doctor how a different blood thinner might impact you?

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@hergiew

I suppose blood thinners impact us all differently. I am on Xarelto and rarely see bruising. Would it be worthwhile to ask your doctor how a different blood thinner might impact you?

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Thank you for your response. I'll check with the doc! Sue

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