Good morning all. First a frightening thought... it's four weeks until Xmas!! 😨😆 Very briefly, I was put on Warfarin for life following a couple of episodes of thrombophlebitis and then a DVT. That was three months ago and I have never had so many problems with my legs. I have asked various medical professionals whether it could be linked to the Warfarin but all say no, it's just coincidence.
I am stabilised at INR 2-3. I have venous insufficiency and am morbidly obese. Since I started the Warfarin the skin on my legs has started "flaring" very badly and I now have two ulcers. However, what is puzzling me is that this is happening to BOTH legs, yet the DVT was only in my left! I had the first ulcer in my left and then the second developed in my right leg. The pain, skin redness (venous eczema) and tightening of the skin is worse in my left leg, but is happening at the same time in my right.
I am certainly displaying symptoms of Post Thrombotic Syndrome and am due to see my Vascular Consultant in a couple of weeks...he has previously mentioned compression bandaging. I'm horrified by how quickly I am losing my quality of life and feel very lonely.
Does any of this ring true for anyone? Have you ever wondered if Warfarin has made things worse for you? I am aware of a very rare side effect involving the skin, but my problems don't appear to be the same. Why both legs? It certainly is confusing me! Thanks for reading 😁