From day 1 I started to get aches and pains throughout my body which got gradually worse.
At Day 5 I agreed with my GP to give it a fortnight to see if my body got usedto it. Only 1% of people on Rivaroxaban have thhose side effects.
At Day 11 I started on Losartan (instead of Ramippril), and unfortunately it gave me the same side effects as Rivaroxaban, but I didn't know that.
At Day 19 I was taken off Rivaroxaban and went back on Warfarin at my request as I know that gave me no side effects. I ordered my own Coaguchek XS nachine (not yet come).
At Day 20 I had Lab blood tests and BP taken.
At Day.22 I woke in agony. Spent day in bed with paracetamols. By logic worked out it must be Losartan, so took myself off them.
At Day 23 I saw an out of hours doctor. BP taken twice at start and end of session with Doctor,. At 8.20pm I was176/89, pulse 84, and at 8.50pm I was 160/83, pr 81. Agreed to double up on a tablet I take for enlarged prostate which also reduces BP (Doxazosin) 4mg instead of 2mg.
Day 24. Drove to local medical centre to have further pre-arranged lab blood tests. BP taken. Was 125/70 PR81 Felt I was getting better. Still unsteady walking, still aches, but hey-ho it was my 68th birthday. My sisters had driven 100 miles to stay in a nearby hotel with their cat-hating dog (I have a cat, my companion, Wolfie).
Went over to their hotel, had a glass of Clairette de Die with birthday cake. Had a glass of Merlot with evening meal.
Day 25. Woke up in agony, back to how I was on Day 22. Losartan must still be in my system and it must not like alcohol - nothing on the patients' infomation about that. Normally I drink less than 6 units of alcohol a week, some weeks I have none
Should be seeing a Warfarin nurse tomorrow but am not mobile enough yet. Had INR tests included in 2 lab blood tests.
Hopefully i can get to the doc in 2 days. I think tiomorrow I'll postpone the cat's annual check-up at the vets in 2 days..
In short Day s 1-10 Rivaroxaban only
Days 11- 18 Rivaroxaban and Losartan
Days 19-22 Losartan only
Fortunately I don't have nausea, my urine is clear, and I've found a shepherd's crook that I bought in a charity auction years ago which is helping me get arounf.