AdvicePlease! May stop Coumidin....
I had blood clots in both arms, and pulmonary emboli in April of 05.
My dr. is thinking about stopping the Warfrin.....I am scared to death! :shock: They think the clots came from a pic line(iv)that I had put in while I was in the hospital in April 05. But....I was having chest pains long before that.
I believe I have been checked for that Aps.(?) and it was neg.
I dont want to risk having another clot, or even a stroke. Has anyone else had clots for no reason, and will be on blood thinners for life?
I know blood thinners are not good to be on, but clots can be worse.....
Does anybody just take baby asprin daily?
I dont want to stop my thinners!
Yes, they can test while you're on blood thinners
The coumadin (warfarin) affects your clotting time so tests like protime would be affected by your meds. But antiphospholipid and other antibodies are in your blood, so they test for them just as they do ANA. If you are taking steroids or immunosuppressants, they might affect these tests but the coumadin shouldn't.
You should also ask your doctor if you have been tested for other medical conditions like protein C or protein S deficiency that can cause clotting. If you are still worried about the prospect of going off blood thinners, ask your doctor for a referral to a hematologist (doctor who specializes in blood diseases) who can do a complete blood clotting workup.