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?
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This web thread has been so helpful to me! Thanks to all who have contributed. I've been on xarelto for two weeks and have had my period since going on it. I took the advice I found here and this 50 year old got a menstrual cup this weekend. I was so tired of going through so many tampons and pads, having stained clothes, etc. I am still figuring it out and haven't fully mastered it but all the links and videos say "patience and practice." Until I get this extended period thing figured out the cup will help me swim, run, workout and also monitor blood flow and clots. I am seeing a hemotologist this week, as also recommended on this site, and will ask about preventing anemia as that seems to be the next thing I need to worry about. So glad I found this sisterhood but come on xarelto scientists you can do better for women!
This has been so helpful so I'm 20 and got a blood clot back in march and had no real problems with Xarelto maybe slightly heavier periods but in the last month I've gotten my periods every 2 weeks only get a break from it for a week it's so annoying as a 20 year old in a healthy relationship that this is happening! I'm so lucky that my boyfriend and my family knows whats going on and they understand why I'm moody it's so frustrating especially when I'm still on crutches from the clot 6 Months on I'm so lucky to have people who understand and people there to help me all the time! Unfortunately I'm going to be on Xarelto for the rest of my life and I'm only starting my life really!
Unfortunately yes. My dr switched me to Eliquis, still heavy periods with clots but not as bad as with xarelto.
I’m still taking iron supplements to get my iron levels up (a side effect of the side effect), even tho I stopped the anti coagulants in May.
I am unsure of how to answer this question as to I am too stumped. This is difficult for me extremely. I was placed on Xarelto recently for DVTs in the hospital. That’s not the hard part. What bothers me is the period in general. I have been anorexic for 16 years and I have not had a period in five years. I still fall under the category of of severely underweight so the fact that I have one at all I haven’t the slightest clue. Then suddenly it feels like hurricane katrina up in here. I don’t know what to do or how to handle it etc. With all of my other medical issues I feel like everyone in the medical profession already views me as a hypochondriac (that labels bothers me enough to not always seek out help when it may be needed and then I get lectured to over holding out) so thus I cannot truly trust that they will be able to do anything other than say “stop being hysterical”. Also I’m 26 years old.
I was on tri-sprintec before all of this happened. I made it four days before a length lengthy hospital stay became life for the next month and so I wasn’t on it while in there. The DVT was completely septic related. I have no clotting disorder issue other than the ones caused by this medication. My big brother gets married on Saturday and I’m not even able to participate because of everything that has happened. I’m definitely not the crazy bridesmaid, just most useless and listless.
I started Xarelto last week and at the same time my period started. I have been passing so many clots its crazy!! I am so amazed by all these comments dating back to 2014. First why has no one told women how risky these contraceptives are. A week ago I was in hospital because of large clots in both lungs and the cause was Yaz. Now I find out that the treatment Xarelto also has hectic side effects, besides heavy cloty periods, Xarelto increases your risk of getting viral infections like flu. This is a lot... I have flu, clots in my lungs and a bunch of other clots coming out of me. Wish I never took those Yaz pills...
Read all the post to get your answer. IUD if it doesn’t stop in a couple of months has been helpful or switching med. talk to your doctor. Read the past post. Good luck!
Unfortunately it seems to be an ongoing thing. I have noticed the date of mine changes by 2 weeks on Xarelto. My theory is that the period stops being the loss of an already stored uterine lining and it just bleeds straight out instead of lining the uterus. So the period changes to around the time of ovulation when it would normally just be being stored. Because the blood being lost is thinned it comes out at a ridiculous rate, causing clots and it tends to cause iron deficient anemia. Symptoms of iron deficient anemia are weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. Like much of modern medicine, it fixes one problem extremely well but breaks something else in the process.
I am so glad I found this thread!! Very comforting to know other women have been going through the same thing.
I’m 27 and have been put on rivaroxaban for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. I was warned by the hospital that i could get heavy periods. I stressed that my periods are already fairly heavy but they said it should be okay.
4 days into the most hellish period of my life, soaking through super plus tampons with pads underneath every hour or so, having to get up 2-3 times in the night to change. This morning I sat crumpled on the toilet for maybe an hour with the worst cramps, passing the most scary looking clots. Just sat there in tears to be honest! Luckily it’s Christmas so I’m at home but I dreading being in this situation at work.
Seeing a haematologist in a couple of weeks but I might try get an earlier appointment with a gp. Finding the whole experience miserable, especially with the whole AF diagnosis at age 27.
Thank you to everyone to all the women who have contributed to this thread! Has helped put my mind at ease
I am 36 yo on Xarelto since Dec 2019 due to PE in my right lung after an abdominal myomectomy.
My journey with Xarelto began with the starter kit. My first period Jan 13, 2020, I bled through 4 panties and 2 pants in 3 hours. I called the RN who recommended I go to the ER. My Hemoglobin was 10.6, in addition to other complications from the surgery I begged the Dr not to admit me as I had been in and out of the hospital since the surgery. The Dr. consulted with my surgeon and prescribed me Megace 40 mg 2x per day and I had to follow up with the surgeon the next day.
My surgeon OB/GYN provided these options: a) remove uterus b) medically induced menopause for 6 months c) IUD with provera 10mg 3x /day until bleeding stops then 1 x per day
I chose C the path of least resistance. The same day I had a Mirena consult and the next day the IUD was placed. The bleeding slowed down substantially, but never stopped. I was able to wear a panty liner for the drips changing just when I went to the restroom. My hemoglobin was 10.1 at this point.
Feb 2020, I knew it was period time as I had a heavier flow for 3 days then back to pantie liners. I went in for the 30 day check on IUD all good it was still in place.
Mar 2020 period a repeat of Feb. I did have another appointment with my Hemotologist in March with a full blood work up; he had no knowledge of the hemorrhage since I had not seen him since the day after I was diagnosed with PE. Thankful he is an excellent Dr who prescribed me IDA treatment which was 2 sessions of IV iron infusions. They were 1 week apart and 1 hour sessions (30 min for iv and 30 min of monitoring after) this instantly got my energy levels up and my iron to normal range
Apr 2020, period the IUD dislodged. I kind of forgot it was there so the strings as I’m in the shower freaked me out a little. I called the Dr. she got me in the same day. She teased why didn’t you take it out yourself. When I opened my legs funny the darn thing fell right into her hand.
We decided to see if I needed to get it put back in since I am suppose to come off Xarelto Jun 2020. This took place Friday afternoon, that night blood clots that filled both hands poured on my pad. I held off sat&sun to talk to Dr again so we can replace the iud (with covid-19 I am not going to the hospital unless I’m near the light & I’m not there even with all the blood loss) be mindful I just completed 2 iron infusions so my levels were normal before the iud dislodged. I know my body and I experienced this before so I know the signs of running too low on blood. Do NOT go more than 4 hours with changing your pad more than 2 times in two hours. You need to go to ER immediately.
Long story short, I’m still bleeding like crazy. I take 40mg of Megace (which doesn’t seem to help). I don’t know how much more uterus lining is there to fall off as I am losing so much blood. I don’t even have to change pads all the time as I literally feel the clots coming down most time I can get to the toilet in time to let them fall right in other times they fall on the pad and I can flick them in the toilet without messing up the pad. It’s a lot!!! Glad we are on lockdown because I can not do much of anything with the amount of blood clots and yes I still ruin panties and pants a few times a day as it is difficult to keep up.
The IUD goes back in tomorrow and I expect it to stay til jun 2020 when I’m off Xarelto. You are not alone in this journey.
I have been on Xarelto for almost two years and I am just now experiencing the same thing I have been bleeding since April 15 it is now the 30th
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