I just started taking this last month and my period was 2 weeks long and very very heavy with blood clot too like this month. Will it happened every month?
Hi, I am also on Xarelto, and have been since December (I'm a 42 yr old F and have been recommended to be on it for life). I have been having irregular bleeding and blood clots since then (minimum 14 day periods). Apparently…the iud "mirena" has helped a large percentage of women in our situation. I am having one placed in April…I am currently using "depo provera" another birth control method to help control the bleeding- it has helped with the "quantity and volume" of blood and clots but the bleeding is still a long duration….I am taking a high dose of iron to keep my hemoglobin levels, which has been good for my energy levels…I hope you have a good doctor to help with this- it's been a very emotional past few months since the blood thinners, and I can totally empathize with you…hope this helps - dina
How was your heavy bleeding treated? I got a DVT April 5th, went off B/C and on xarelto. I was on my period for 14 days and my hemoglobin dropped to 65. I got an IUD inserted and it fell out with my next period that was 17 days long. I went on a synarel nasal spray and now 2 weeks later I'm getting my next period, but I'm still trying to raise my hemoglobin. My gynaecologist said the synarel spray will likely not work by the time of my next period (now) and had prescribed provera to stop the bleeding. When trying to fill the prescription, the pharmacist said it's a dangerous option for my history of thrombosis.
My question is: how was your heavy periods treated? I feel like my situation is not that unique for women on blood thinners, but no one knows what to do for me.
With my first period on Xarelto, I was hospitalized for 9 days and given 3 units of blood for a transfusion. I was told a heavy cycle was normal, but nothing like I experienced. If you start feeling weak and lethargic contact your dr. I was to the point to were I couldn't function and finally went to the ER after 13 days of a very heavy cycle.
I have been on Xaralto for 3 weeks due to clots in both lungs. My period started last night. This morning I woke to a pool in the bed and throughout the day, I have been changing pads every hour - heavy duty, extra long. My concern is how long before this becomes a health issue? I'm supposed to go back to work tomorrow, but with my job, its no way possible. I'm going to contact my doctor tomorrow and hopefully, she'll give me some answers.
I to just start Xarelto and have been in my period 8 days and it ain't stopping any time soon. Why is Xarelto not responding to us females with this concern. The damn commercial only has men in it they don't have these problems. I honestly believe Doctors have no ideal what to say cause they know nothing about this product, only that it was FDA approved. We need answers.
No one so far has stated if they are seeing a hemotolgist while being prescribed Xarelto. If not, I would highly encourage you to make an appointment to see one immediately.
The term for the problem you are having is menorrhagia. It is a common side effect of taking Xarelto. There are 3 levels, common, uncommon, and rare. If you are having increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding you are suppose to be notifying your doctor. However, most doctors that are not hemotologist do not have a good handle on the side effects of anticoagulants and are unsure how to handle the side effects. All of the side effects that everyone has discussed so far are considered common side effects, and you should be talking to your doctor. At this point I would ask you doctor for a referral to a hemotologist and I would not give up until you get one if your plan requires it.
For those of you that still feel that the FDA is not doing enough or the manufacturer is not responding to you or your doctors concerns you can file an adverse reaction report with the FDA. The more registered complaints that they receive the more guidance they will give to doctors and the more pressure they will apply to the manufacturer to come up with possible treatment plans based on clinical studies. Do a search on the term "FDA Adverse Event Reporting System" to understand more about the procedure. To submit an actual report do a search on "MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form" and then click on the Consumer/Patient link on the right side. Hope this helps, and remember to see a hemotologist.
I'm 38. Started Xarelto July 2014. Began heavy, heavy periods with first cycle on xarelto. I became so anemic after that 1st cycle I had to go on iron supplements, those didn't work and I became even more anemic. After my 2nd cycle on xarelto I ended up spending 3 days a week for a month in the heme/onc infusion center having iron IV infused. We're done having kids so went for uterine ablation. The Nova Sure wouldn't fire, a 15 min procedure became almost 2 hrs long bc my gyn had to pull her partner in and they both spoke to 2 different Nova Sure reps, trying in vein to make it happen. In the end they gave up and tried for an overly aggressive D&C to induce ashermans symdrome. That failed to work. The bleeding is heavy and the clots are ridiculous, like post birth type passing of clots. I now have to have a partial hysterectomy. I'm cool with that bc it's also suspected I have endometriosis; only had pain, never heavy bleeding until xarelto.
***IMPORTANT TO NOTE***
Xarelto has no antidote. That means if you develop a brain or a GI bleed... you're f*****!
That's where warfarin has this med beat. They can reverse the blood thinning effects of warfarin. There's no great choice out there when it comes to this type of med. I chose this with the guidance and recommendation of my primary care and hematologist because for me the benefits outweigh the risks at the moment.
Please look further down on this thread, there is a detailed post about seeing a hemotologist. My wife is experiencing these same issues and is finding minor assistance by using multi vitamins for symptom releaf. Hope this helps
Got on xerelto November, period start on Christmas, bleeding very heavy, pads are soaked.
Day 4 of Xeralto and of course started my period 2 days in and it's been a bloody nightmare. I am prone to heavy periods anyway but I am terrified as to what I'm excreting. I'm changing 10 hour pads every 10 to 20 mins.! I can't work or go anywhere like this! I speak with my doc tomorrow, I'm not going through this next month. Wondering if a different drug is the answer? Xeralto is very expensive as well, even with insurance. I feel so depressed and so weak. So glad I found this website! I'm not alone after all.
Pretty much. I was actually started on a higher dose of xarelto that had to be lowered because the bleeding was so much I spent 3 months having iron infusion due to severe anemia. One I went from 20mg to 15mg the bleeding became a little more managable.
I am 27 and have been on Xarelto for almost a month now and I have been bleeding heavy and clotting like crazy ever since I have started it. Its not normal for me to have periods , I would get a period maybe 2 or 3 times a year but it was all within a normal range of blood for a period. I went to the hospital because it was so scary having such large blood clots and a heavy flow which isn't normal for me at all and they did a transvaginal ultrasound and everything came back clear. So I'm just wondering is this normal? How long will this bleeding continue? I've also devolped peeling hands and feet since I've been on Xarelto. I'm so confused and scared
I was on Xarelto for only a week, when my period hit. OMG! I couldn't leave the house for a few days and when I went back to work, I had to go home. I was changing a 10 hour pad every 20 mins. at times. I have never had large clots like this and seems dangerous to bleed so much! I am a busy hairdresser, so this is a disaster for my business and terrifying for me. Hoping when I reduce to 20mg. once a day, this will subside. Sigh... so far I hate this pricey drug. I feel dizzy and lethargic all the time as well. and I cannot tolerate any alcohol without feeling even worse than usual the next day. This sucks! I guess I shouldn't complain... I'm still here.
I've been on it for 2 years in July and mine stayed about the same until this last month I ended up in the hospital with a transfusion!! The ob/gyn has suggested an ablation... I don't want more children, so I'm thinking about it!!! Sending you prayers because it sure isn't fun!!!
Im 27 years old and have been on Xarelto for only 2 weeks. I have never been a heavy bleeder during my periods and they usually only last 4 sometimes 5 days. I started my period yesterday and it was HORRIBLE. I don't know if Xarelto affects the pain of periods but it was demobilizing for me. I missed work and laid on the couch all day, when I finally decided I felt well enough to get up and go to the Farmers Market with my family, I had to leave because I almost fainted and the pain did not subdue until around 1030 last night.
On top of that, the bleeding was more than I've ever had in my life. I usually can wear the same tampon all day, or change it once a day, but yesterday I had to change it 4 or 5 times, and the one I put in before bed was absolutely Drenched this morning when I woke up.
I haven't noticed any blood clots passing yet, and I hope I don't because that's scary stuff, but I do actively see a Hematologist and I plan to call her today and ask her if Xarelto is why the pain increased so dramatically.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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