... landed me in the hospital. I tried but could not tolerate coumadin at all. I live in France and while I speak decent French, my doctors aren't as forthcoming as I'm used to. I seem to be doing fairly well, my main issues are much increased joint pain (am 66 and have osteo-arthritis) and constipation which isn't awful if I drink a lot of water, eat prunes, etc. Some bruising on my arms but not severe and not continuous. My question is, "Does anyone else have these side effects?" For exercise, I swim and walk and do most of the housework. Anything I should avoid? The instructions say not to over-exert but I couldn't get a clear answer on what that meant. No more vacuuming? That would be fine! Thanks everyone