I have a condition called APS (antiphospholipid syndrome). It's an autoimmune disease that contributes to the formation of blood clots. I've had two clots myself so far due to this problem, the last one only about three years ago. So I know about clots as well as the bleeding caused by coumadin or warfarin.
Quikclot is good to keep around if you have severe problems with bleeding. Coumadin is a very serious medication, the strongest of all blood thinners. A patient on coumadin can literally bleed to death in a short amount of time as the blood is kept very thin, as in relation to the "numbers" you were talking about in your post.
You may want to ask your dr about the possibility of using Plavix rather than coumadin. It would depend on your medical history as to whether or not Plavix would be right for you. I'm not saying you should switch, but I would inquire about it. Plavix is a very good blood thinner but isn't quite as rough as coumadin. I don't know your medical history and certainly would NOT make a change without discussing it with your cardiologist or whoever gave you the coumadin. Plavix is a little more expensive. Sometimes drs RX coumadin/warfarin because of the price difference with them being much less costly than the Plavix. Let us know what happens. Good luck and God bless.
Last edited by Robert_325; 06-05-2009 at 11:11 AM.
I am not a dr. My statements are based on years of experience and related education. Consult with the professional of your choice regarding matters of concern.