I live in London, we are in lockdown, I have persistent AF & I'm taking Rivaroxaban 20mg & Bisoprolal 2.50mg for last 2 months. I also take HRT for years which means I have a period. Since yesterday I've had very heavy menstrual bleeding which is getting heavier and I suspect is caused by Rivaroxaban. Can anyone advise me please as I am very frightened?
Help! I don't know what to do - Anticoagulation UK
I had heavy periods on rivaroxiban it’s quite common,had a few blood transfusions that went on for over a year I was given provera that stopped the bleeding after 10 days not sure if u can have that or not I did change to Apixaban and my periods was normal. I had a womb ablation in January and havnt had a period since x
Hi Jean1234, I started off on Rivaroxaban ended up in hospital due to bleeding then switched to Pradaxa. To stop bleeding I've had 2 mirenas put in (both expelled) and was on high dose Provera but that stopped working so I'm now on Norethisterone which has stopped the bleeding. I take it continually tho. I'm hoping to have an ablation but with Covid 19 all outpatients have been stopped so it will be a few more months of waiting.
Hopefully Norethisterone will work for you, I know how distressing it is to bleed heavily on these blood thinners. There are a lot of women who experienced the same as you - check out some of the other threads on this forum as they helped me a lot with my fear. (and yes take it for the 10 days )
I'v only just seen this now.
If you have acccess to a cardiac nurse you should give her a call for advice.
She/ He will most likely put you in contact with a cardiologist and he may arrange a video call to access and advise you. You might need a drug adjustment or you might be changed to another anticoagulant. If you need to be seen you will be seen so don't worry unnecessarily.
Good luck, let me know how you get on.
Thanks Clarr, thank goodness I managed to get help. I called my GP surgery, who prescribed a hormone to take for 10 days and a lower dose of Rivaroxyban. Today I had a scan, the 3 days of very heavy bleeding has stopped. I have also now bought a Kardia device to monitor my AF. So I feel relieved. I have also come off HRT. Thanks for your question x