Recently newly diagnosed..what type of exercise is done for blood clots and anything that should be avoided food or daily tasks?
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I have the same diagnosis. I am 64 and have been exercising hard since I was 49. I do P90X/Insanity/RevAbs, lift weights, bike riding, walking, aerobics, yoga, sex, no real limits, just about anything as usual except I'm more careful about an injury. No contact sports or death-defying events. I'm more careful around sharp objects. I still shave the same even though I'm on 20mg daily of Xarelto until doomsday. I had tried Eliquis. It gave me vertigo and ringing in my ears, and I was lethargic. I now function totally normally on Xarelto and exercise every day as I see fit. I don't avoid any foods other than grapefruit and products with grapefruit in them because it lessens the reliability of the Xarelto. I had my kids get tested and they don't appear to have inherited the gene issue. I do wear compression socks when flying, I set my Apple watch to notify me to stand periodically, and I bought a bed undercarriage that allows my legs to be elevated which takes some getting used to when sleeping but it's doable. And there's no conflict with Cialis. 🙂
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Thank you for info. Since i was only diagnosed 1 week ago its alot to think about
I was diagnosed when I was 25 I am now 47. I presented my clots at the time I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. I never had a clot before that. I am also taking Xeralto. If you go to Janssen's website you can get your medication paid for. If you have private insurance you will only need to pay $10.
I avoid large amounts of food containing Vit K. it will counteract your Xeralto as well as the grapefruit and cranberry.
I exercise a lot. Keeping my legs strong has kept any blood clots from forming. However I get the little blood spots around my ankles "Petechiae". I bruise very easily so being aware of your surrounds is important.
Hi @ticket, I expanded the title of your discussion to reflect the questions you have. In addition to the helpful posts from @swright9 and @fvl, I'm also tagging other members like @mntwin @richardab @patrizio @reginarenaye @wend1966 @patientk who have Factor V Leiden.
You might also be interested in this related discussion:
– Anybody else have Factor V Leiden?
Ticket, what exercise or physical activities do you enjoy? What did you do before the diagnosis?
Can you list some of the leg exercises you do specifically for keeping your legs strong? I have MTS (May Thurner Syndrome) and had a full left leg clot in March. Now on blood thinners for life.
Sure! I run or bike every other day.
I also do weight lifting every other day with a walk. I don't use heavy weights I just do a lot of reps.
Yoga is great for stretching and breathing which I find feels the best. I usually do that before bed.
I exercised 3 days week before diagnosis and will start Taichi tomorrow and then 2 days of exercises
Specific leg exercises that I do are squats and lunges. I like doing wall sits, it took me a long time to master that one.
I use the Apple fit app on my phone and they have perfect lower body strength excersices.
Is their any exercises you should not do?
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