I was diagnosed with a PE 2 weeks after gallbladder surgery. I'm on Coumadin and my INR is 2.0. I'm just past the 1 month mark. These pains are like a pinch. They come out of the blue and they're freaking me out.
I think it is wise to report these pains to the doctor. I have been in exactly the same position as yourself and was taken off the anti-coagulant after three months, INR 2.5. After a further month, pain and breathlessness caused an emergency admission to hospital where in spite of the recent treatment, my PE situation was worse. I am now on Xarelto for life. I don't want to frighten you but we are in a life-threatening situation here and caution is a watchword. Because i have a partially collapsed thoracic vertebrae which causes pain also, it is difficult for me to distinguish which pain is caused by this fracture and which is caused by the PE's and I now realise I should have gone to the doctor sooner. It doesn't hurt to get reassurance and a check up. I feel us sufferers from this condition are given very little advice or help apart from keep taking the tablets and this makes judging one's health needs quite difficult but we need to bear in mind that our lives are at stake.
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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