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In April 2017, I developed blood clots in my left ...

  • In April 2017, I developed blood clots in my left leg which was discovered after I had been diagnosed with multiple pulmonary embolisms. I was encouraged by my Rheumatologist to take prednisone to decrease the pain & imflammation I was experiencing from spinal stenosis last Oct. 2016. I had had a previous DVT & pulmonary embolism in 2009 after surgery, where they applied a tourniquet on my left leg for knee surgery. This time there is not any reason for the blood clots except the prednisone use. I am not a couch potato (in fact very active), no airplane travel or recent surgeries. All my genetic & clotting factors came back negative.

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    I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolisms about 1 month ago. I am on Coumadin for 6 months, and just finished the Lovenox shots. I have been on Prednisone since May (10 mg, and recently 7.5mg) I am experiencing leg cramps in bed which obviously concerns me. I am wondering if blood clots and leg cramps are both related to the Prednisone I am taking. I have not had recent surgery or airplane travel.

    3 weeks 3 days ago

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