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Re: Finally taking the 5 mg pills of coumadin

Re: Finally taking the 5 mg pills of coumadin

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Posted by Pooky on August 04, 2000 at 06:54:50:

In Reply to: Re: Finally taking the 5 mg pills of coumadin posted by mm on August 02, 2000 at 19:25:41:

: Pooky, did they say that you have to be on coumadin forever?? My stroke was in Jan and my doctor wanted to keep me on it for a year. My neurologist thinks i can go on aspirin therapy. I only have two weeks left until my next prescription, I am going to try to stop taking them, I am so sick of relying on the prescription drug companies. THere is a great book by Jean Carper called Heart Smart, It tells you all of the different foods one can eat to think their own blood without meds it also tells of food that will prevent future strokes, Good luck with your coumadin., I have to go for my pt this week. I'm also tired of doing that I never had given or had blood taken from me until all of this happened. Now I feel like a pro.
: : The other day I went to the anti-coagulation center (the place in my hospital where I get my blood checked; my home health care has been cancelled by my insurance). The pharmacist there, prescribed me the 5 mg pills of coumadin. Since I came home from the hospital in September, they have had me on the 2 mg pils because it was easier to figure out how many pills I take per day [I used to take 6 pills (12 mg) or 7 pills (14 mg]. Now they have upped my dose, and the number is now divisible by 5, so I take the 5 pills. I am so glad they have switched me to the 5 mg pills, because I ran out of the 2 mg ones too quickly and I got tired of getting them refilled. To think I have to take these pils forever. Maybe one day, my blood will stop being so thick, and they can decrease my dose (although, the other day, I read in my newspaper that coumadin really isn't a blood thinner).
No, they didn't tell me I have to take them for the rest of my life; I just asummed that. One day, I hope to go on aspirin, too. I do believe that I will have to take some sort of blood thinner forever, so I better start taking aspirin.

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