Hey all, I stumbled across this forum via the NHS site and am hoping you can help me please.
I'm a 39yr old female and I developed DVT in my groin nearly 3 weeks ago. After 2 hospital stays, countless scans & failed thrombolysis treatment I've been discharged today on a week's worth of Clexane & daily Warfarin (5mg in the 1st instance.) I've got my first appointment at my local anti-coagulation clinic on Friday.
I feel completely overwhelmed by all of this. It's so new to me and I'm trying to get my head around it all. Up until now the most medication I've ever taken is antibiotics or pain killers. Any advice or support would be gratefully received as I feel like I'm entering a whole world I know nothing about. What should I expect on Friday? How often will I need blood tests? What's INR all about? How does DVT impact upon your daily life? After a serious clot when did you all start to drive? Do I need to inform my car insurance? What about returning to work? Exercise? Diet? So many questions! TIA