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One new option for people who have been diagnosed with a blood clot is Thrombolysis which uses medicines and devices to remove the blood clot. While not risk free, and not offered universally, the following doctors and institutions do offer this. If you think you may be interested, it is important to act quickly. Blood clots harden within the first several weeks, making it much more difficult to remove the clot. This procedure has risks and you should discuss with your doctors the tradeoffs for your particular situation.
Doctors and Hospitals offering Thrombolysis - Link to Doctors and Hospitals

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OMG ANXIETY NEEDS TO GO AWAY CAN'T EVEN DRIVE
Posted by J Morey
Last Reply July 29, 2013 at 15:50
Started July 27, 2013 at 15:16
it's bin two months now since i was rushed to the hospital with a dvt
and PE i spent a majority of them two months glued to the couch in pain
now finally starting to feel a little better and starting to walk around
alot and sleep on a matress would really love to drive around be
developed this odd severe anxiety even driving to the hospital to get my
inr cheked seems to make me suffer a major attack anyone else suffering
from this??? how do you make it go away

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Will i ever get over this DVT
Posted by Anna
Last Reply July 29, 2013 at 10:22
Started July 29, 2013 at 10:22
Hello all
I was developed a DVT after surgery a few months back. I'm wondering will the DVT go away in 3 month to 6 months of being on Warfarin? And how does a clot desolve on it's own?

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Airplane & Coumadin
Posted by me
Last Reply July 29, 2013 at 04:21
Started October 4, 2008 at 20:56
I have been on coumadin for 2 weeks since having a 2 foot long DVT from groin to thigh to knee to calf. I asked my doctor if i could travel on a plane and she said yes if i am therapeutic on coumadin.

I heard if you take coumadin you cannot travel on a plane at all.
I have google fo rinfo and find nothing.

can anyone help?

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A new DVT patient 50 year old
Posted by Desiree
Last Reply July 28, 2013 at 12:23
Started July 28, 2013 at 12:23
Hello everyone
I was diagnosed with a DVT from my ankle to my groin July 7th after a broken abkle surgery back on May 7th. I was in the hospital for 6 days with 5 days of Lovenix and now 5mg warfarin. My level in the hospital was 2.3 but after a week and a half i finally had a blood test and it had shot up to a 6.1. My doctor reduced my Warfarin to 2.5mg.I'm not eating as well as i did in the hospital and just trying to eat like i normally did without the vitamin K foods but i'm worried i'm doing everything wrong and my swelled up leg will never go down but i'm trying to cut out salts now in my foods. I'm just starting to walk on healed ankle and wearing a compression stocking they gave me during my operation. Since my thigh is so swollen i'm not sure if i can ever wear compression on it. My doctor doesn't recommend it for now. I need to go back to work or i'll lose my job if i don't in a month in a half. I wonder if i can ever work in this condition at cash register job agian??? ... read more

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DVT filter in groin gone wrong?
Posted by Nancy
Last Reply July 26, 2013 at 13:52
Started July 26, 2013 at 13:52
I pray that some can help me or give advice if they went through the same thing.
I had a IVC filter put in 5 weeks ago because I kept getting clots in both legs and the pills would not thin my blood out so I am also on lovenox every day now also. I don't have F-Factor V and no blood disorders they can not explain the clots. Anyway, the filter was place through the groin on the right side aprox. 5 to 6 weeks ago. When I awoke from surgery I informed them of the serious pain I was having in my back. Also I said my groin hurt mid way down my thigh aswell. They told me the groin will hurt for a few days and go away. Bed rest for the next two days following they said. Throughout my six hours of laying there they dismissed me telling them how bad my back hurt. Well to stay the least my groin is killing me still up through the fold to my hip and into my lower back. My groin has a burning sensation also and cool rags or ice is still being placed on it. Also my chest feels like I have food ... read more

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New Stock of pretty Polly tights
Posted by Nancy
Last Reply July 26, 2013 at 05:42
Started July 26, 2013 at 05:42
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DVT, DOMS, or...?
Posted by BrooklynGuy
Last Reply July 25, 2013 at 19:36
Started July 25, 2013 at 19:36
Hi, first post here. This seems like a very smart DVT community, so I thought I'd come
here to ask for help.

Me: 55 yr old male, 5'5", 143.5 lbs, BMI a little too high at 23.9, pretty healthy legs and
feet most of my life, 2 hernia repairs, no cancer or heart disease, lots of anxiety and
chest pain for years from PTSD/panic disorder, lots of psychiatric drugs, mostly off
them now but suffering withdrawal from Clonazepam. I bicycle when I can, but haven't
exercised (cardio) much this summer, tho I've been active physically.

Anyway... NYC had a long heat wave recently, something like 10 to 16 days, and I went
biking 3 days in a row in 90- and 100-degree heat. I get heat exhaustion really easily,
so I don't know what I was thinking.

Right after that I started getting a dull, aching, constant pain in my left calf—specifically
the entire length of either the Peroneus longus (nerve supply superficial fibular (L5-S1))
OR the Soleus (nerve supply tibial nerve (S1-... read more

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Chronic DVT
Posted by Nichole
Last Reply July 25, 2013 at 08:04
Started July 24, 2013 at 23:33
Hi - My husband has had chronic DVT and now has developed a Venous Ulcer. We are
trying to find the top Vascular Surgeons in the country to see if they can help, because
his current doctor can't help. Does anyone have someone that has helped with chronic
DVT? He had a stint put in and it has blocked, he is on coumadin as well. Thanks for
any help!

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Thrombosis Educational Programs
Posted by Erica
Last Reply July 25, 2013 at 03:08
Started July 22, 2013 at 15:06
Hello, I wanted to let you know that the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) will be hosting two educational programs in Boston on September 28th.

NATF's 7th Annual Thrombosis Summit will cover topics in ACS, AF, and VTE, and will allow time for a question and answer session after each discussion.

The NATF afternoon program entitled, "Arming Yourself in the Fight Against Thrombosis" is designed to provide you with an overview of prevention methods for stroke in atrial fibrillation, DVT and PE, and heart attack, as well as diet and exercise choices for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

For more information, go to www.natfonline.org/events.


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Coumadin and amoxicillin
Posted by J Morey
Last Reply July 24, 2013 at 02:31
Started July 21, 2013 at 18:35
I was prescribed amoxicillin by the Er doctor and currently 2 months into taking
Coumadin I'm scared to take the antibiotic cause of everything I have read

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Extremely anxious About DVT
Posted by Tori
Last Reply July 23, 2013 at 15:03
Started July 23, 2013 at 15:02
Hello, I have been having pain in my lower leg in and off for a while, but it started
getting bad last Monday. The pain is on the front/left side of my left calf close to
my ankle (I don't even know if you'd call that the calf or the shin). It feels sharp
and shooting but Ocassionally just achy. The pain is really only prominent when i
am on my feet, especially after sitting for a long time. It goes away completely
when i sit or lie down (sometimes ill feel a twinge but it's almost completely non-
existent). I'd say it ranges from about a 4-6. The back bit of the calf has no pain. I
have been having hip and lower back pain on the same side for the past 2 months
- I was working a job where I was lifting a lot of things improperly and also had a
very old mattress (just got a new one). I have no swelling (measured and all spots
of my leg are exactly the same as the other leg), redness, heat, hard spots or
Homans Sign. I am 21 and also have no risk factors (includin... read more

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DVT what do I do now!
Posted by Tiffany
Last Reply July 23, 2013 at 09:20
Started September 20, 2012 at 21:19
I was diagnosed w DVT September 4, I spend hours overanalyzing every twinge,
pain, swelling, anything. I have never been so full of anxiety, and hope there is an
end to the every night wondering if tonight is my last. I took the lovenox for 5
days and have been on Coumadin for 16 days. I got my DVT after breaking my
ankle while running on August 20. I went to urgent care Aug.22 for calf pain, and
they ridiculed me for thinking that I could have one. I spent the next 2 weeks
telling myself to relax that I was fine, eventually I had a 2 nd appt with Orthopedic
surgeon, who sent me for an ultrasound for "peace of mind" only to find yes in
fact I have 2 blood clots in my calf. (I have lost 2 cousins to PE after surgery at
ages 31 and 28. I am 34) I now live in fear that the clots are growing, or will break
off even tho my INR is therapeutic 2.6 not being able to check it daily is stressful
to me...what if I had too much vitamin k in my food? I've never had an... read more

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No more dvt after 3 days??
Posted by Najaf
Last Reply July 23, 2013 at 02:46
Started July 23, 2013 at 02:46
Hi. I'm 28 and had a DVT in my left femoral vein and calf 5 years ago after knee
surgery. Last week I hurt my left knee pretty bad, also my hamstring. 2 days later
my calf started hurting. I thought I could also have strained it, or that it was filling
with blood draining down from my injured knee as a lot of bruising behind my
knee and on my calf was starting to show up. Because of my history, I got an
ultrasound which showed three non-occlusive distal DVTs. I started on xarelto,
and have been on it for three days. I got another ultrasound today to make sure it
was working for me since its a new med, and not only is my clot not getting
worse, the technician said I didn't even have one! Has this happened to anyone
else ? Can the clot dissolve that fast? Was the first diagnosis a mistake?

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Antithrombin111 Deficiency
Posted by Penny
Last Reply July 20, 2013 at 01:54
Started September 6, 2010 at 06:06
I have this condition and want to know if anyone on here has it and if they have had any DVT's or not and what medications they are taking.
Any info would be great!
Thanks

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Antithrombin iii Deficiency and Pregnant
Posted by Rachel
Last Reply July 20, 2013 at 01:52
Started March 13, 2010 at 19:22
Hello Everyone,

I am 20 weeks pregnant and have recently been told I have a bad case of antithrombin iii deficency. I have never heard of this before and after speaking with my family no one has ever had it that we are aware of.
I have been put on 40mg clexane injections twice a day for the duration of my pregnancy and have regular appointments and scans over next few months for it.
I am just wondering if any one has this and if any one has had this and been pregnant. I am concered for my baby (little Girl :o))as there is so little information online that I can understand! And I always forget to ask the doctors at the hospital.

All help and advise welcome!!

Thank you for your time :o) x

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wARFARIN & EXTREME ANXIETIES
Posted by Ron
Last Reply July 18, 2013 at 14:36
Started June 3, 2013 at 09:11
I am a 68 year old male ... have had two DVT's in my legs ... am on warfarin for the rest of my life ... have been quite successful with maintaining proper INR levels ... over the last two years of use have developed extreme anxieties & for the first time in my life am taking tranquilizers ... a recent medical procedure required going off warfarin for a week ... the first day after no warfarin I awoke feeling normal with no anxieties ... now am back on warfarin & tranquilizers. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with similiar experiences.

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DVt and pe pain
Posted by J Morey
Last Reply July 17, 2013 at 20:31
Started July 17, 2013
I've bin on warferin for over a month just switched to Coumadin couple dys ago
suffering from some pretty bad anxiety attacks when trying to drive been
prescribed Paxil but haven't took it yet I'm always alil touchy bout taking new
meds still having a lot of pain in my leg and for passed three weeks developed
similar pain in my left leg doctor says they dout it's a another dvt but I'm 80%
sure it is my pe still gives me a lot of discomfort I've been pretty much glued to
my couch for a month but loosing wait like crazy am I even healing I mean the
swelling has gone down but shouldn't the pain be a lot less by now?

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Eliquis -- may soon have approval for DVT use
Posted by Patricia
Last Reply July 13, 2013 at 11:40
Started July 1, 2013 at 19:37
The blood clot preventer Eliquis, sold by Pfizer Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co,
proved as effective as widely used warfarin in treating a dangerous condition
known as venous thromboembolism and caused far less bleeding, according to
data from a large clinical trial.

The Pfizer and Bristol-Myers pill met the main goal of the study by showing it
worked just as well as conventional treatment with warfarin, a generic blood
thinner, in reducing recurrence of the condition and related deaths.

Eliquis also led to a nearly 70 percent reduction in the risk of major bleeding and
more than a 50 percent reduction in a category known as clinically relevant non-
major bleeding. Bleeding is typically the most troubling side effect of extended
use of blood thinning drugs.

Dr. Giancarlo Agnelli, the study's lead investigator, called the bleeding results "a
remarkable real advantage" for Eliquis.

"This is to me the most striking finding of this study in terms of potenti... read more

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Synergistic effect of supplements
Posted by Isabelle
Last Reply July 7, 2013 at 14:05
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:50
I have recently had a DVT and placed on Coumadin however memory loss and
early onset dementia symptoms have made me look for a herbal alternative.
When reading about natural anticoagulants I have read turmeric, ginger, garlic,
cranberry, C0Q10 and vitamin E all have the ability to thin blood. Do I take them
all at the same time in supplement form or take the therapeutic dose of one
particular supplement to achieve the desired effect?

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Only heparin jelly?
Posted by Meryl
Last Reply July 7, 2013 at 11:04
Started July 7, 2013 at 11:04
Hi,
Asking for my husband who has been diagnosed with DVT. He has been
given heparin jelly to rub on the vein (clot is in a varicose vein)
which is only 200 IU strength. I have read about people being given
heparin via injection or 1000 IU strength jelly - 200 IU sounds
woefully insufficient!
We live in the Maldives and the only hospital here is not very good so
I am not very confident in their treatment plan.
Could anyone tell me what the standard dosage is and if it's normal to
be given only heparin jelly?
Thanks in advance,
Meryl

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