I had DVT and PE in both lungs and also had an IVC filter in place. That was eight years ago I am still on coumadin. The doctor stated that because they didn't know what was the cause of my condition that they feel is the lifetime coumadin therapy is warranted. However now I am considering coming off of the Coumadin because of the studies that I'm seeing for the long-term effects of Coumadin therapy. I am not getting the warm and fuzzy from my doctor for me to come off of Coumadin. I'm just wondering if this would be a good idea knowing the potential side effects as well as knowing the potential side effects of staying on coumadin I'm just so confused right now any suggestions or any ideas of which way I should go?