I've been on Coumadin 6 weeks, and have been told to expect 3-6 months total (although lifetime use has not yet been ruled out). I've been told downhill skiing is too risky while on blood thinners so that's been a major point of depression for me during this snowy New England winter. Anyone out there who does downhill ski while on blood thinners? If so - advice? Is your doctor on board w/your skiing?
Sorry, JJTTRR, but the downhill sking should take a back seat to your coumadin therapy. I'm surprised your doctor hasn't explained the risks and the necessary changes in lifestyle while taking coumadin. Any kind of accident on skies, or even falling down, can cause internal bleeding. If you're lucky, maybe your use of the med will be short-term. Good luck!
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