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  • Coumadin affect lice?

    Several people in my family recently had head lice, but I did not get them. I am on a high dose of Coumadin for life for Factor V Leiden, DVT's, etc. and I was wondering if that could be a reason why I did not get them... or if the two are unrelated... Thank you!

    Question created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Homozygous FVL & How Long To Treat

    I had a small PE April 7, 2016. It was at that time when I discovered that I was positive for FVL. My mother and sister were the only family members that tested and they were both positive. My aunts are all old and don't bother and my other two siblings aren't too interested either. As far as we know, I am the first to present an incident in clotting/PE...damn! I was 47 at the time of PE. I was over weight, depressed, light smoker, vitamin D deficient, high B/P and cholesterol, sedentary....all the perfect storm to trigger a blood clot. I was put on Xarelto 10 months ago. I've decided to switch to Elequis as it may have less side effects and I like the fact that it has a shorter half life (taken twice a day). I plan to stay on blood thinners for one year. I plan to take aspirin and Tumeric. I realize I have a higher risk than the average person but my doctors don't feel I need to be a lifer at my age with Heterozygous FVL. I've changed my whole lifestyle since this happened. I've lost 40 lbs., normal B/P and cholesterol, I am very active and eat very healthy. The depression has lifted since this experience. It's been a long and hard road but I've become closer to my family and am healthy for the first time in years. I don't take my life for granted anymore. I feel good usually but I still have some crappy days, Xarelto's side effects of burning eyes and weird, hung over feeling on some days. I've become accustomed to the drug's side effects. I'm very apprehensive trying Elequis but I may feel better! I certainly hope so. I'm very nervous discontinuing in April!! I don't know what to think about staying on blood thinners for life ...yuck! Or taking a chance off of them and continuing my course by removing clotting triggers, of course I cannot remove the FVL or the fact that I already had a PE. Does anyone know something I don't about our condition? Any advice or information would be appreciated!

    Post created 1 week 3 days ago

  • I am 76 years old. I have factor V Leiden mutation...

    I am 76 years old. I have factor V Leiden mutation and was just put on Xarelto. I was on Coumadin first then warfrin for over 50 years. I have been on xarelto for one month. I'm nervous since there is no way to check how thin your blood is. I've already had one stroke while on warfin by that was quite a while. I do enjoy eating more veggies but not enough to have another stroke or hear attack. I do have other health but I go to a hematologist for my factor V Leiden mutation. He put me on Carleton and said I should come back in a year. Please any advice would be appreciated.

    Post created 3 weeks 2 days ago

  • Have taken warfarin for 30 years. Switched to Xar...

    Have taken warfarin for 30 years. Switched to Xarelto several months ago and had a heart attached and later 2 pulmonary embolisms. Doctors have switched me back to warfarin saying Xarelto does NOT appear to work for my Factor V Leiden.

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • I am a 62 year old with Factor V Leiden hetereozyg...

    I am a 62 year old with Factor V Leiden hetereozyguous, Mthfr homozyguous and osteoporosis. I had a PE with a pregnancy 40 years ago losing my baby at 32 weeks. I had two successful pregnancys after that and no other problems with clotting. Never worried much about the Factor V, but have always been aware and careful when traveling, wearing stockings, etc. I began seeing a naturopath when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and he tested me for the mthfr. He is so focused on my Factor V, he has me worried everytime I have a pain!

    Post created 3 months 2 weeks ago

  • I am a 62 year old with Factor V Leiden hetereozyg...

    I am a 62 year old with Factor V Leiden hetereozyguous, Mthfr homozyguous and osteoporosis. I had a PE with a pregnancy 40 years ago losing my baby at 32 weeks. I had two successful pregnancys after that and no other problems with clotting. Never worried much about the Factor V, but have always been aware and careful when traveling, wearing stockings, etc. I began seeing a naturopath when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and he tested me for the mthfr. He is so focused on my Factor V, he has me worried everytime I have a pain!

    Post created 3 months 2 weeks ago

  • Side effects

    I have Factor 5 Leiden.....would like to start humira for psoriasis. Can humira have an adverse effect on Factor 5 and diabeties.

    Question created 5 months 10 hours ago

  • I was diagnosed with tonic clonic grand mal seizur...

    I was diagnosed with tonic clonic grand mal seizures at 12 years old, now at 31 I have been diagnosed with factor 5 Leiden. Will be seeing a hematology team in the next few weeks.

    Post created 5 months 1 day ago

  • I have stage 4 Endometriosis along with Leiden Fac...

    I have stage 4 Endometriosis along with Leiden Factor 5. I'm simply looking for ideas to help my symptoms from others dealing with the same thing. I experienced severe fertility issues but I am now blessed with 3 beatiful children.I recently tried the lupron depot but after 4 months it started causing me more problems. I am trying to find a more natural way to deal with this.

    Post created 5 months 1 week ago

  • I'm a 40 year old female who just recently started...

    I'm a 40 year old female who just recently started suffering with boils. I also have factor v. Wondering if there is a connection between the two.

    Post created 5 months 2 weeks ago