Have DVT in the entire left leg on Xarelto also experiencing intense leg cramps almost nightly anybody else have the same experience if so what can I do
Yes, that is true, Xarelto is not a clot-buster, but it still does prevent the clot from getting larger or your body from forming more clots. Your body will naturally dissolve the clot on its own while with time.
I've been off of Xarelto for a year. Took my body 9 months to rid of the clot. However, my leg still hurts. Not as bad and continually getting better. IT takes time sweet time. Being active helps my leg. Good luck.
Hi Mscyntro: Yes Xarelto is a clot preventer and is prescribed AFTER the clot(s) are busted (dissolved) with tPA or PLAT (Tissue Plasminogen Activators). The intense cramps in the leg are due to dehydration. Suggest that you drink plenty of water (at least 2 liters a day) and reduce your intake of alcoholic beverages.
Are you wearing compression stockings? I was recommended to wear 20-30. It helps with the pain.
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