Just a question to ease my anxiety about starting on one of the new anti coag's. I was put on Warfarin when first diagnosed with AF but after 3 months was told I was ok to just take aspirin (my dose of warfarin was very high due to a high vege diet)
I recently saw an EP and discussed my worries over scoring 3 on the Chads2Vasc scale. He agreed that I should be on an anti coag and as I have a high vegerarian diet he said he would prescribe one of the newer ones.
My question is- do any of you on these newer ant coag's have any problems with bleeding?
I told the EP that I suffer with nose bleeds and he said it will take longer to stop but will stop with compression. I also sometimes have bleeding gums when I brush my teeth
I am really scared that I will bleed and not be able to stop it
Do any of you have these problems and manage them ok?
Sorry to ramble on but I'm keeping myself awake at night deciding what to do. Obviously do not want to suffer a stroke and know I have to be on something
Thanks in advance