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Fri, Nov 29 6:08am · CBD Daily Spray and blood thinners in Chronic Pain

I had pain in my knee (was using a walker for a while) and the doctor wanted me to have a knee replacement. When I went to my heart doctor he said that, since I have aFib and am on Eliquis that he would rather me not do that unless the pain got really bad. I have always exercised (by bike riding and walking) and missed that. Since my health insurance plan covers a gym membership I joined the local YMCA (free). I still can't bike but I have found that the elliptical machine doesn't seem to hurt my knees. I am hoping that I will build up the muscles around my knees and the pain will go away. So far it does seem to help since now I can walk around the grocery store without much pain. I have been going to the Y three times a week and spending about 20 minutes on the elliptical machine each time. I am still very stiff when I first get up in the morning but find that after moving some it gets a lot better. I have also found that some shoes feel better than others. For me, it was the ones with low arch supports. For you it might be different. You might want to go to a doctor and find our which works for you. She then could get you the correct inserts.

Thu, Sep 26 10:10pm · Aortic stenosis and regurgitation/leaky valve in Heart & Blood Health

My doctor has also told me I have a leaky valve but he said it wasn't bad enough to do anything about it. He also said I have Afib and am on Eliquis (a blood thinner) to control the Afib. He did give me some other medicine for the Afib but it affected my kidneys (I only had 40% kidney function) and reduced the function to 23% in about a week so I stopped taking that. Wonder if I should get another opinion.

Tue, Sep 3 8:04am · UTI with ESBL in one year old girl in Kidney & Bladder

I never had UTIs until I started taking tub baths. Try showers.

Thu, Jul 18 6:14am · Blood thinners for A-fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

How much do you take every day?

Thu, Jul 18 6:12am · Blood thinners for A-fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

This morning I noticed that my stool was black. I think this might be because of blood in it. Has anyone had any problems like this while on Eliquis?

Tue, Jul 9 1:15pm · Long QT Syndrome in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I am currently reading a book "DEATH by prescription" by Terrence Young. I am not that far into it but they have mentioned Long QT and the man's daughter died after taking Prepulslid for throwing up and bloating. He blames the drug. Stay away from that drug if it is still on the market.

Tue, Jul 9 8:14am · Valsartan in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks Lisa. I am sticking with the Valsartan for now since it is basically free with my health plan and with some other high blood pressure meds make my ankles swell a lot. They still swell some with Valsartan but not as much. Also, my kidney function hasn't changed much for years with Valsartan and I am afraid of new medicines since one they put me on before (Multaq) made my kidney function go from 40% to 23% IN ONE WEEK!. It went back up after I stopped it but only to about 34%.

Tue, Jul 9 7:56am · Ebstein's Anomaly + afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Not sure if I can help since I haven't been diagnosed for very long and I have never heard about Ebstein's. Maybe AFRobin's info can help but I have never followed any dietary restrictions. Everyone is different…..