Yes, I had it and see this, it's lower on the list:
I am also experiencing severe muscle pain/fatigue in my arms and legs.
I have only been on Xarelto for 3 months.
I feel horrible and if the fatigue/pain gets any worse I will not be able to do even the smallest of things.
I feel as though it is a huge effort to even lift my arms or take a short walk...
Before this I was very active. I am thin and was athletic.
Currently I feel as if I am near death every thing is such an effort.
If I don't take this drug I am at a very high risk of stroke... so what is the answer ?
Before coming across this thread I thought my afib was getting worse and I was nearing death ( seriously that is how bad I feel)
Just on a lark I thought let me see if anyone had reported this as a side effect from Xarelto as this is the only thing different I am doing since feeling this way... low and behold there are others... maybe it is the Xarelto ???
Hi, I have been taking xarelto for three months and for the last two I have had excruciating pains in my knees and thigh and calf muscles. The pain is worse at night and is not relieved by the codeine I have been prescribed, cannot take ibuprofen because of xarelto, and also as I have AF. GP has sent me for xrays and physio-but neither have found a diagnosis. Having read posts on here I am sure now it is the drug causing it, so will see doctor next week and see if I can change, can't stop taking anticoagulant as am waiting for an ablation. I am so glad I found these posts- this level of pain is unbearable- and I feel so relieved that I may soon see an end to it!
I have just been prescribed Xarelto,on the third day I noticed swelling in my left hand. I take Xarelto, the lowest dose one tablet per day.
I noticed that the swelling and pain was increasing about 4 hours after I took the drug. I have not had gout for years so I know the symptoms, after the third day I was in extreme pain, my doctor carried out a blood test and my uric acid level was extremely high, he prescribed a drug which he said would lower the uric acid.The pain and swelling is subsiding but i noticed today that 4 hours after I took Xarelto the hand was swelling and becoming painful again.which leads me to believe that Xarelto raises uric acid levels. I have an appt with my doctor to discuss after Xmas
I to have been suffering for sometime now with lower back and flank pain while taking Xarelto. I also have been suffering with posterior leg pain similar to severe sciatic pain
I have been taking Xarelto for 5 weeks. Two days after starting Xarelto I had a full blown gout attack on my right foot and ankle. I have a DVT in the left leg thus why I am taking Xarelto. I was given the methylpredisone pack and the gout subsided while I was taking. After 2 days I was back on another prednisone pack because again the pain was so bad I could not walk. After finishing this pack about 7 days later my right knee had tremendous pain. Again I took a third prednisone pack and the knee was pain free for 4 days. Finished it yesterday and I am in so much knee pain again I am on crutches. I cannot sleep due to the pain. I am on 7.5 mg of Norco and it is not working. Doctor thinks the knee pain is from compensating for the pain in the foot for 4 weeks. My doctor's won't even consider Xarelto as the source for the gout and knee pain. I haven't had a gout attack in over 2 years. I have 7 more weeks to go on the Xarelto. What other choice do I have???
Been taking Xarelto for 15 months now, 20 mgms daily it creates a build up of Uric Acid which in turn causes severe joint pain. About every 6 weeks I take a drug called Colchacine which clears out the Uric Acid and then I am OK for a few weeks until it builds up again. I have to take the Xarelto to prevent blood clotting, there are other similar drugs but who knows what side affects they will cause, better the devil you know I suppose & to be honest if it prevents another stroke then I will put up with it
Swimming in a heated pool will help everyone with joint pain
I have been on xeralto for almost three years now and am experiencing everything others have described. I've gone from a very active person to not being able to get out of bed at times. Many sleepless nights because the pain is excruciating at night. Every joint and muscle in my body hurts. I dread going to bed at night because of what I'm going to go through. I have brought it up to my doctors, but their response is that they don't see muscle and/or joint pain listed as a side effect of xeralto, so it's not pursued. I was discovered to have the MTHFR after getting blood clots in both lungs after a surgery which is why my dr put me on xeralto in the first place. My husband actually ran across this thread while looking up side effects for xeralto. He showed it to me, and I finally feel like someone believes me. Now, what's the fix???
Hi, are you still on Xarelto and has the pain eased if so? I have been on it for 18 months now and just recently experiencing calf pain and like burning sensation in both legs - I don't want it to get worst but don't want the hassle of switching drugs - I have to be on them for life after my second dvt! Really don't want warfarin because of all the monitoring but my mum is on this and has had no side effects - what is the answer??
I take xarelto after when I go into afib and for 30-60 days after and every time I go on xarelto I have much problems with muscle and joint pain even have problems lifting my arms,my back is so stiff I can not lean back for the the pressure on it,my knees and legs have pain I can no be on my feet for more than 15-30 without minutes
I did. I've been on it for 3 years. Got muscle and joint pain in a similar time frame as you. Called my clot doc and he said it should go away after a while.
Took a while but it did. Hang in there!
I got off the Xarelto and the pain slowly went away. They need to do more research on this drug. Too many people have this side effect. I remember night time being the worst. I have no side effects on Eliquis. I think it's worth a try. It also comes in two different doses just depending on how much you need.
I am using the Xarelto starting package, for the first three weeks ( 15mg twice per day) I did not experience any major side effect, just occasionally felt weak/tired. I've taking the 20mg dosis for less than a week and i've experiencing pain on my right knee. It's not too intense but it bothers me. Also, one night I woke up with pain on my right leg, it was totally numbed, I had to get up and walk around the room. I hope this does not get worse.
I have been taking Xerelto for almost two years. I started experiencing pain shortly after starting this medication too. My pain was not like charley horse or leg cramps but severe aching & more like what some diabetics describe as diabetic nerve pain. I couldn't pinpoint a specific spot that hurt. The pain just ran up and down my legs. Nothing seemed to help. I have never had an issue with my sugar levels nor bad arthritis or joint pain. This leg pain was bad tho, and it worsened at night. When I finally went to the doctor about it, he acted like he was not convinced it was the Xerelto causing it and was very reluctant to change my medication. He suggested, instead, I try taking Gabapentin along with the Xerelto. It started helping immediately and I'm still taking both medications. Occasionally, I will have a little pain in my legs but it is no longer severe.
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