SparkPeople Blood Clots/Blood ThinnersandStrokes Team Messageboard This team is for people who suffer from blood clots and take blood thinners. We also reach out to those who have had strokes due to blood clots.We will not let these get in the way of our goals. SparkPeople Blood Clots/Blood ThinnersandStrokes Team Messageboard Newly diagnosed with a Blood Clot on my Lungs. Hi my name, is Melanie Louise Jackson, aka (Grease31), i have recently, been diagnosed as, having a Blood Clot, on my Lungs. <BR> <BR> I am currently, taking warfarin tablets, the side effect, of taking these tablets, is that i have come out, in really bad bruises. <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>665</em> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:30:15 EST Hello From Missouri Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:27:23 EST Hi! Hi! I have Factor V Leiden (FVL) - a genetic clotting disorder. I'm 45, but my first DVT was when I was 21 or 22. I've had many DVTs, and two episodes of PEs.Now I'm finally on lifelong warfarin and have an IVF filter. Then the warfarin caused some massive internal bleeding when I was 40 - damned if you do and damned if you don't! I may have also had a stroke about 6 years ago as well when I had 4 seizures in 24 hours, but they decided to chalk it up to my epilepsy instead. Whether by seizur... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:57:11 EST Blood clots 2nd time around but news I am a mutant Hello everybody, <BR> After having blood clots 2xs 17yrs apart my hematologist tested for a reason I got them. I have a cell mutation called MTHFR, that if you have the clots for no real reason? You can as I did. <BR> I looked it up, but basics are I don't process folic or folate at a100 percent, since I found out my problem I could address my issue. According to what I have learned approx 40 percent of population has this. I am using a protocol that has helped a lot. Hope this helps somebo... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:42:54 EST New to group Hello my name is Shelly I am 46 years glad their is team at sparks for what I am going through maybe someone has similar experience and can help. <BR> <BR> When I was 21 I got my first blood clot in my leg. I was having pain before and went to the doctor and they said I was too young to have a blood clot. Sure enough alittle while later I got up and my leg turned purple. I went to emergency and almost went home for they were taking to long to help me thank goodness I didnt. For sur... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:49:23 EST Warfarin and weight gain Has anyone else been on Warfarin and gained weight? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:36 EST A matter of life and death In 2009 I had open heart surgery to replace my Miter valve with an artificial one and After the surgery I was put on blood thinners and I was told that I would be on blood thinners the rest of my life. Because of my new heart valve being mechanical I have to take blood thinners to keep my blood from coagulating and yes i have go to have my finger poked every month to make sure my blood is at the correct consistency. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:21:08 EST birthdays,an nniversaries and sparkversaries tell me when your special days are so we can recognize them when they come around. <BR> thanks,LuAnn Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:34:55 EST last letter of word starts next word start Sat, 16 Mar 2013 04:05:09 EST blood clots and adhd? Wondering if these two health issues are co-occuring. Anybody else have both? treatment challenges? medication issues? I've been dealing with add for about 5 years and recently found out about my blood clots. Both issues make it hard to get up and go sometimes. Also I worry about taking Ritalin given my increased risk for heart attack. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:20:18 EST Is it just me? Hi there! I was diagnosed with DVT back in the beginning of June due to birth control pills. : ( So, I've been on warfarin - and I have been dealing with dizzy spells, esp when I do cardio. Does anyone else experience this? I am also on a seizure medication but my dr and neurologist both say that the two meds should not interract so I'm not sure what's up, all I know is I'm beyond tired of feeling like this! It has gotten a bit better in the last month, but I can't wait until my six months is... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 19:33:21 EST Cell mutation anyone? Hey Teammates, <BR> I found out recently that I have a cell mutation MTHFR A1989c. Now I need to take folic acid. Supposedly it is not a big deal, I am not retaining my b vitamins. I am so darn tired forever now, now the doctors can blame that. It sure is not helping out with the exercising. If you look online this can cause (supposedly lots of bad stuff) but the nurse says not to worry just take your pill... Does anybody else have this mutation? Or has anybody been checked for it? <BR... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:01:24 EST 41 with a pulmonary embolism or blood clot I am 41 years old. I live in NJ. This is my first pe. I don't understand it. I don't get it. I'm upset and confused by the whole situation. I've been on hiatus from spark for a year or more. I use to be very active here on the site. I guess at this point I'm coming back for numerous reasons. 1. I need people around me that get it and can help me understand this all. 2. I need motivation. 3. I'm scared. 4. I need people who are stronger emotionally than myself to email me at my home email when... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 20:15:00 EST I'll Give This a Shot Since there's no leader for this team, I'll give it a shot! We all suffer from blood clots and I know that that kind of disease needs lots of support. What would you like to talk about? Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:18:53 EST Disposition changes anyone? Hi all, <BR> I am a newbie to the group, not new to clots. This is my second bout of blood clots. I had a 15 year interval, I guess i forgot my instructions of no long periods of inactivity. I seem to be in a bad mood all the time. I have looked at the side affects of warfin, but did not see this. Anybody else going through a long case of the nasties? <BR> Jean Sun, 1 Jul 2012 06:58:36 EST New team leader! Hi everyone! My name is Heather. I am 28. I am married for 9 1/2 years to David and we are parents to 4 wonderful children ages 1-9. Last year I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. I look forward to leading this team and you will see some updates from me coming soon! Feel free to add me as a friend and if you have any feedback for me please feel free to submit me a private message anytime! <em>224</em> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:46:34 EST Finished my first half marathon I finished my first 1/2 Marathon yesterday and a 5K on Friday night. I completed the 1/2 marathon beating my goal time by 26 minutes. It was a good run and I was able to meet my goal of running this race even though I was slowed down by my blood clots in December. The clots interfered with my training and at times I did not think I would make it thru the training. But with the encouragement of my family, I did it. <BR> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:05:05 EST Hello from Midland, Michigan I grew up in Lansing, Michigan, I was bounced around to different schools because my dad got an itch to move. The longest I ever stayed in one area was 6 years. I graduated from Pewamo-Westphalia High School. Made an effort to go to Business college but found out it was too expensive for my parents budget. I enrolled in a cosmotology school in Alma, Michigan and found a family that I could live with while i was taking classes. I found out that the head of the household knew a young man w... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:24:41 EST Leg cramps...any suggestions? I have severe leg cramps in the leg that had the clot. I have to deal with this crap almost every night and it is making me crazy! I get woke up in the middle of the night and sometimes the cramp won't go away for an hour or more! I find myself walking like a zombie all through the house at all hours of the night just trying to "walk it out". I try to incorporate extra potassium in my evening meal and snack but it doesn't seem to be helping anymore! Plus, it seems to be much worse when I real... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:32:40 EST 33 with PE Well, I don't see a lot of recent action, but this team applies to me, so ... <BR> <BR> My name is Maggie and I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism with Factor V Leiden on July 9, 2007. I was 33 when I was diagnosed. Apparently, I had a 'perfect storm' of symptoms that all decided to collide early that morning. Prior to my diagnosis, I was on birth control, smoking, and had been back and forth to Florida 13 times in six months. That was enough! After I was drugged up and my CT came back, m... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:17:10 EST water Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to warfarin and new to SparkPeople. I was wondering about the effects of water on INR and clotting. Does anyone know anything about what it will do if I increase or decrease my water intake while taking warfarin? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:09:44 EST TGIF!!! What are your plans for the weekend? Anything special going on? <BR> <BR> We gotta pay rent, but hopefully I have money left over to take my daughter to the movies to see "Lion King 3D" I'm sure she will like it. She has a soccer game saturday, just before the afternoon showers are supposed to hit. We may even be able to make up for last saturdays rain out. Then sunday is laundry day :( <BR> <BR> Have a good Friday and fabolous Weekend. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:58:02 EST QOTD 9/8/11 My daughter is on a soccer team, shes 4 and she really like it. Dad decided to Volunteer as Team Manager. So now I know not only is he Volunteering so am I. No matter what he does I end up taking over the Project. <BR> <BR> Does/Did this happen to you? Have you ever Volunteered for anything or has your significant other Volunteer and you had to take over for whatever reason? Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:01:47 EST QOTD 9/7/11 Remember when you were younger and you had all these games you played with your friends. I teach some of these games to my daughter and she just loves it. <BR> <BR> What are some of the games you played, besides the obvious Hide and seek and tag? Do/did you teach your kids these games? <BR> <BR> Liana likes Jacks and King of the Hill. Not sure how the actual game is played but, when i played with my brother and his friends we would all start at the top and roll down the first one to reach ... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:27:15 EST Suggestions Team members if you have a suggestion for thsi site if you have a topic or forum you would like to share please do so. Everyone here will ahve questions and stories and other things that we would all like to share. <BR> <BR> Please dont be shy and Join us! Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:13:01 EST 9/6/2011 QOTD Who helps around your house? <BR> <BR> I have a guy and a 4y/o daughter. My guy helps with the laundry but it seems like ihave to "NAG" him to helpo with everything else. it seems like the only argument we get into is "The house is dirty" and I tell him "I'm one person you help and it will be cleaner." he doesnt seem to get it. So i am always cleaning! at least my little one pick up her toys after shes done pleaying and with her new bedroom set she keeps her room cleaner too. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:01:57 EST ***TEAM CHAT*** HELLO EVERYONE!!!! How is it going with the fitness, weightloss, maintaining weight and your blood levels? <BR> <BR> I want to try and get this team going again. I'm sure WE ALL have questions to the different disorders that force us to take daily meds. <BR> <BR> Lets get this team going!!! I really look forward to chatting with you all!! Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:23:22 EST New Here - Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new here but not new to Sparks. I was told on March 3rd I had a DVT from my groin to my knee at 72% blocked and from knee to ankle at 97% blocked. I was placed on Lovenox and now on Coumadin for the rest of my life. I am also in a wheelchair and have several disabilities. I love my fruit and veggies but as you know I can not eat many veggies any longer. I hope to get some support from all of you and I will support those I can also. Tue, 31 May 2011 19:15:27 EST Not again.... I have a factor V leiden defect and last mothers day i was hospitalized with a DVT. I am 40 now with 2 teenagers. The Dr. put me on coumadin and It hasn't gotten regulated for vary long. I went off of it a few weeks a go because I was hemorrhaging during my period. I have an apt to have an ablasion done in 2 weeks so he doesn't want me back on the coumadin before then. <BR> Anyway, the other night i thought i had a calf cramp in my sleep and it still hurt the next day and the next and tod... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 21:10:08 EST Loss of appetite and very dry skin I have been on Coumadin for a month now. I am still trying to learn all I can. I will be on it for at least 9 months. <BR> <BR> A couple of things I have noticed are I have almost no appetite and my skin is extremely dry. Are these things common? I live in Wisconsin and my skin isn't normally dry like this until January/February timeframe. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else noticed either of these things while being on it? Did it get better or worse with time? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Roberta Sat, 9 Oct 2010 18:50:18 EST whats a bad sign? I have been stable with my labs and the Dr. told me to come back in 4 weeks. But I have 2 bruises and one is quite large. I don't usually bruise easy and I don't remember doing anything to get them. I am wondering if this could be a sign that i am too thin( my blood LOL) Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:36:34 EST Hello All! I am new here and would like to see if anyone would like to be my friend. :) Fri, 4 Jun 2010 00:31:38 EST what brand of multivitamin? My doctor told me since I am borderline anemic I also need to take a good multivitamin with little or no vitamin K. Has anyone found one they recommend? I did find one with only 25% RDA of K so I guess that is ok for now? Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:02:48 EST Nutrition Tracker I was just wondering who here uses the nutrition tracker as closely as possible by eating the specified foods and amounts listed or if you just followed the ranges it gives you? <BR> <BR> I use it as close as I can, but there are some things listed that I will not eat because I just don't like some of them, eg. celery. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 09:52:01 EST My Intro/Story Well Hi all, im Alicia, im 23 and I live in New Zealand <BR> I thought id post my story here(sad to think I even have a story!) <BR> <BR> Well Early 2008 my fiance and I decided to try for a baby, we got pregnant very fast but lost it at 7weeks. <BR> 5 months later I was pregnant again <BR> I had what I thought was an easy pregnancy, no morning sickness at all, baby was always doing well and apparently a normal size. From 30 weeks on tho I kept trying to convince my midwife I had pre-eclamps... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 06:08:12 EST Can we get our team motivated? Let's all try real hard to get this team going again. I wish I could be a leader but I just don't have it in me right now. We can all pull together and do it as a team. Let's start with a game. One that was started a while back. Just how many points did you spin this morning. I think those of us with blood clots/blood thinners have issues that we can share with each other. Come on let;s give it a try. <em>244</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 08:59:32 EST Hi All Love the site! I have never had to be concerned with my weight before. Since having seven spine surgeries since 04 I have put on a lot of weight. I asked everyone I could think of how many calories a day to shoot for and no one seemed to know. Now I know exactly what I need to do! If this doesn't work, I will be disappointed, but at least I know I will be living healthier. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:19:38 EST Hi! My name is Michelle and I have joined SparkPeople because I am crying out for help and truly believe this is the place for it. I need to lose at least 200 pounds. It sounds pretty overwhelming knowing I need to lose that much but my plan is to set small weight loss goals along the way. You can read more about me on my SparkPage. I'm really looking forward to the support and encouragement I'll find here. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 06:58:09 EST My story I have always had health problems, and have had numerous abdominal surgeries. (I think 8). <BR> <BR> In Spring of 2008, I got pancreatitis. That really SUCKS, by the way. The pain was worse than I could imagine... I have had labor pains, passed kidney stones, walked around with a perforated colon and broken vertebrae in my back... <BR> <BR> Pancreatitis was amazingly painful. I was put in ICU and laid there for 2 weeks. While in the hospital, they also did a central line through my gr... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 21:43:06 EST 1 week in SP Hello everyone. I joined SparkPeople one week ago and just found out I lost 3 pounds. YAY <BR> I had a large blood clot in my left leg last year. It was preceeded by 2 weeks in the hospital. Most of the time I was unconscious, so there was no excercise. <BR> Anyway, the blood clot messed me up pretty good-- it was the length of my leg and I got one of the umbrella filter things. I was on OxyContin for it... not sure if that kind of pain is what you guys had/have... if so, my heart goes ou... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 18:37:43 EST Does Anyone Else Struggle With Strength Motivation I'm just wondering who else struggles getting themselves motivated to strength train? I do perfectly fine with cardio and stretching to get myself to do on a daily basis, but on the days that I strength train, I have to pretty much yell at myself to make myself do it or I fall in to temptation and don't do it at all. I just really, really hate strength training. I find it to be too hard and I run out of breath easier when strength training than when doing most cardio workouts. Who else st... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:28:31 EST Exercise with DVT? In Oct. I was diagnosed with DVT...since I have no medical insurance I was unable to go to a specialist. I was taking Wafarin for a few months, but I had to have blood tests done and...well honestly...I ran out of money, i wasn't able to get an Ultrasound so my family doctor was just kind of winging it. Then he said maybe it wasn't blood clots, maybe it's something else...test..test..test. $$$$ I finally gave up. I just stopped doing everything. Now I use a natural blood thinning approach and... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:38:03 EST Eating Right Hello all! I just joined this group today and wondered how you all manage to eat properly ... I've gained SOOO much weight since I had the DVT in my femoral artery (which is still 50% blocked).. I can barely walk anymore. The left leg is ALWAYS swollen (even with the stupid socks) - I can't even buy a pair of boots (and I live in New Hampshire) I eat a salad, my levels go whacky and I have to test every 4-5 days as they mess with my meds. I level out for a few months, try something else he... Wed, 27 May 2009 15:30:33 EST new clot maybe I started this new drug for clots Arixtra three weeks ago, it is an injection but unlike lovenox I have been taking its just once a day not twice. Well this week I have been having leg pain and swollen ankles espescially my left leg, the leg I usually get clots. When I took off my sock on Friday night after being on my feet all day my ankle was so swolen with a bruise running along the side of my foot. I called Dr he said just to conytinue treatment but rest, with some movement of course. If... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:14:44 EST Blood Clotting and Organ Donation I asked the question a few weeks ago if anyone here knew if you could be an organ donor when you have a blood clotting disorder. I finally had the chance to go over to the hospital lab in town today and asked. They stated that you may put on your license to be an organ donor because that heart on the license just means that it is okay for them to ask your family if you can be an organ donor. However, they have to do a health backround check and you need to have your family or whoever has y... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:41:09 EST Hello Everyone Hello, <BR> I am new to this program. I didn't know where I could find others that are taking blood thinners and trying to lose weight. I got my first blood clot in 1996 while in college. Then nothing till 2006. I have been in and out of hospitals ever since. All the docs say is that I will be clotting and declotting for the rest of my like. I don't take birth control but I do have family history. <BR> <BR> There is more, but I don't want to bore anyone. So I will sign off for now. ... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 14:08:15 EST Perhaps someone here knows? . . . Is it safe to be an organ donor if you are genetically inclined to have blood clots? I ask because when I first got my license I said I'd be an organ donor, but that was 5 years ago and I'm a week away from 21 and having to renew my license, and if I were to be in a fatal car accident, would I kill someone by giving them my organs? Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:57:39 EST serra-peptidase Has anyone heard about this enzyme or tried it. I attended a wellness show and was given information regarding it. It is an enzyme found in silkworms and it's supposed to help break down dead tissue and cells, such as blood clots. I have read a few articles on the web but am looking for anyone who has tried it. I will be discussing it with my doctor before trying it as I am still taking warfarin. Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:15:54 EST Foods and INR There has been are questions I have been asking and I have been wanting to know the answer for years. There always seemed to be mixed answers and since have never really gotten a straight answer to my questions, I am posting here. <BR> <BR> Q. How do food and minerals effect the INR, in respect to a false reading? <BR> <BR> Q. What are some of the various time tables that is takes for a food or mineral to change an INR reading? <BR> <BR> Q. Why is an INR only effecting with warfarin and n... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:13:41 EST Let's us just Chat Goodmorning everyone, <BR> <BR> I lost a pound today - I'll take it <BR> <BR> Been having some real trouble losing- I stay up and down by 5 lbs <BR> <BR> they upped my heart med's wondering if that's what's making me hold on to water weight-rings tight <BR> <BR> all these chemicals I'm on, who knows what it's doing to my body as a side effect <BR> "Lucky to have lived" " count my Blessings" <BR> <BR> we have to take it-no choice there <BR> <BR> Have a happy relaxing sunday <BR> Melanie Sun, 22 Feb 2009 06:22:11 EST Dental work on blood thinners. Okay I have come into a problem with needing have major dental work done, but it has become this expensive hassle. I have to be taken off my Coumadin and put on shots for the week before and week after and also pay for the dental work. It's a huge mess. Has anyone had any major dental work done while on blood thinners? If so, please tell me how it went for you... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:13:27 EST Spin? What did you get today? <em>30</em> 1 Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:26:43 EST Spark Page of the Day!!! I'm going to be picking a SP page for the day, so be looking in the huddle everyday to see who was picked. <em>242</em> Give congrats to the winners team members.. Keep up the good work. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:24:02 EST Hello from your new co-leader!! Hello everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Amanda Nicole Dollgener and I'm the new co-leader of this wonderful team. I have a wonderful husband Beau, two beautiful girls, Chelsey and Destiny, and two corky dogs, Suzzie and Cooper. I joined SP to help get me motivated to lose some extra pounds and help me eat healthier for life. I was diagnosed with Prothrombin Gene Mutation in June of 2007 and I have blood clots and I take Coumadin for life. I would like to meet everyo... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:23:46 EST This article was in our news .... Blood Clot Drug Causes Higher Death Rate in Elderly Patients, Maker Says <BR> <BR> A drug used to treat blood clots formed primarily from deep vein thrombosis or in kidney failure increases the death rate among elderly patients, its maker has warned physicians. <BR> <BR> According to the Associated Press, the biotech company Celgene Corp. has alerted doctors in a letter also posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site, stating that clinical trials using the drug Innohep showed ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 06:52:26 EST I'm new and glad to be here :) It is so great to see a team here on SparkPeople who have blood clots. When I was 18, I sprained my back and was on birth control at the time and have May Thurner's Syndrome and it's genetic, I had a massive blood clot in my left iliac vein and had to have two stents put in so that they could dissolve the clot. The clot started from my hip and went all the way down my leg. It was so scary. When I was finally out of the hospital, I had to reteach my leg how to walk and that was the most pa... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 01:42:56 EST Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! <em>233</em> <em>113</em> <BR> Just wanted to wish all my spark teammates a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! <BR> Keep up the good work into another year of fitness and health! Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:53:00 EST Foods that break-up or prevent blood clots There are studies that suggest omega3 fats inhibit blood clot formation. Ever since my doctor put me on three omega3 fish oil (1000mg each) capsules daily to improve my HDL (good) cholesterol my legs do feel better. <BR> <BR> However, have any of you heard anything about a Japanese food called natto that is supposed to contain an enzyme that disolves blood clots? <BR> I found an article today at: <BR> <BR> and am wondering about it. <BR> <BR> My doctor is ser... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:47:36 EST I get my Christmas wish! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> As many know, I am on short term therapy for a clot that was found in September. Today I met with a Hematologist to discuss where I am and where to go from here. <BR> <BR> The appointment was even better than I could have hoped for! Because I have no family history of clots and this one was definitely because of a trauma, he sees no reason to keep me on warfarin for more than three months. That means, I should be taken off of the meds on December 12th when I go back to... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:37:22 EST Smallermelorie is new I had a completely blocked artery in my right leg in 1993, after 7 operations, I was left with replaced veins, doing the job of an artery, a leg left open to granualate, then followed by skin graphs and blood thinners for the rest of my life. Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:38:32 EST Veinogram tomorrow Yup I have to go back to the Doctor. I only made it 3 months this time. My legs are not to bad but as the weather is starting to turn and the holidays are coming up and we have a gal going on maternity leave I decided that I have put it off long enough. I have not been good for about a month now but hate going so I put it off. <BR> <BR> Well I talked with my Doctors nurse yesterday to confirm the appointment and he didn't give me very good news. He said the doctor has been going though my c... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 14:50:34 EST Long and Short Term, Blood thinners. Here is are a few things that I have learned over the years with blood thinners.. <BR> <BR> Short term blood thinners therapy, in general, is only used for the first episode a patient throws (develops) a clot or clots. <BR> <BR> Long term usage of blood thinners is weighted in with multiple factors. The biggest factors are the risk of getting additional clots, medical history, short term therapy, and genetic testing. The last one is usually done with a family history or multiple episodes o... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:12:00 EST I've got a call into my doctor but.... I was wondering if anyone has experienced something similar. 2 days ago I noticed a red spot on the back of my knee. It's a little hot to the touch and it almost feels like a bruise. Just now, I've noticed another spot on the other foot. Has anyone experienced anything like this before? Thu, 9 Oct 2008 16:00:34 EST Here's my story......... May of 86, was the first DVT and PE. I was 17. I did six months anti-coagulant therapy. <BR> I was doctor advised is treatment for, cramping and such.. (Birth Control). It was only part of the story. Today I have to tell them that I am Allergic to birth control when I go to an ER or have a doctors appt. <BR> <BR> May 96, was the second episode and, not the last of the clots,additionally; it was the beginning of long term blood thinners... <BR> <BR> In 97 and 2000 I was blessed to have t... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 07:02:52 EST Other medications Okay so here is the question ...are you on any other medications...did your doctor tell you that you can't take certain medications or you will die?? What do you use as a substitute?? Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:36:36 EST Here is some new info on blood clots I found this article on this site and think it might be beneficial for people to read so check it out!!<BR>ealth_news_detail.asp?health_day=620119 <BR> <BR> Just copy and paste the link into your browser..enjoy!! Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:51:51 EST How was your day??? What did you do today? did you achieve any certain goals? Let's hear it!!! Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:30:34 EST Emoticon your PT/INR results Well how did it go??? Say it with a face or a action. Also how often do you have your tests done?? Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:20:09 EST How do you deal with your clots? How and when did you find out you had a clot? Are you taking medication for it? How do you deal with the clots while trying to lose weight? Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:38:48 EST