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Re: Deep Vein Thrombosis- or just my anxiety?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 02:18:16 PM »
I have DVt. It was in my left leg and went all the way down the lag.
I was on coumadin for 2 1/2 yrs. I now take the viatmins and supplements that help with thinning the blood.
I also wear a compression garment on the left leg.
My leg was red, hot swollen and I had a hard time walking and could barely fit my foot in a shoe.
I have a gene mutation that causes me not to process homocysteine properly. homocysteine levels are what are thought to cause cardiac and vascular health issues.
Synthetic estrogen and progestin ( not progesterone) can cause these issues to pop up too.
The homocysteine levels are optimal below 6-7. When the levels get above 11 -13 then you need to be worried.
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Re: Deep Vein Thrombosis- or just my anxiety?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 05:42:41 PM »
My father is on coumadin and periodically has his blood thickness checked.  It seems like every time he has to go for any sort of procedure even dental, he has to get off the coumadin and take stomach shots.  Then once the procedure is over and gets back on the coumadin, his blood thickness is completely messed up for weeks.  I really hope I don't end up like that.

What sort of vitamins and supplements do you take to thin the blood?  My doctor said they don't do anything for Factor V Leiden unless something happens.  Nice.  In my dad's case, something major happened and I certainly don't want to sit and wait.

I know fish oil thins the blood.  I'm just not sure if I should start messing with things unnecessarily.  I do take a baby aspirin every day...well, when I remember.  I've never had my blood thickness checked either, so I guess that probably would be step one.
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Re: Deep Vein Thrombosis- or just my anxiety?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 08:50:03 PM »
With Factor V Leiden it is a matter of making sure you drink enough water. You do not process certain vitamins properly either. You should discuss things with your doctor though before you decide to naturally thin out your blood. It can be very dangerous. I am not on coumadin anymore because I hemorrhaged and I was in the hospital getting blood transfusions. I am on prometrium (bio-identical progesterone)--it is what got me to stop bleeding. I lost more blood than my sister who was going through cancer treatment for stage 4 Non-Hodgkin at the time.
I take magnesium, Vitamin E, B vitamin complex and methylfolate (folic acid), B12, B6, Fish oil. Zinc beta carotene. I make sure that I drink water with lemon. I try and have ginger in my diet too and I also like to have some garlic (all these are natural blood thinners). But over the years I have had to adjust to the difference in how much of each I take.
Factor V Leiden is the gene mutation that my sister has as well. I have the MTHFR and my mother has a different. I do not know if the sister who had the cancer has any of these gene mutations. I know that when she was going through cancer she had a port for the heparin to be administered. Heparin  and Lovenox are the blood thinners that you have given as a shot in the stomach. Trust me they are not fun and hurt like the dickens.
My father is currently on coumadin. He had a stroke in Sept of 2011 and ever since has been on coumadin. He has to have his INRs checked all the time.
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Re: Deep Vein Thrombosis- or just my anxiety?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 09:39:50 PM »
I have a question...is it possible to have a blood clot for 4 months and not know it besides having pain at times
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Re: Deep Vein Thrombosis- or just my anxiety?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 11:06:30 PM »
I had dvt and bilateral PE  about 4.5 years ago. I have genetic protein c deficiency. On coumadin for life. I get my blood checked, it's almost always just fine, I go about my life. It's not the end of the world.

And no, I'm gonna say that if you really had a dvt you wouldn't be wondering about it for months.
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