Thank you to all who answered my cry for help over my nose bleeds. Ended up having a second cauterization in 2 weeks. I am hoping to get to see my GP who runs the anticoagulation clinic at our practice next week and am trying to gather information so I can be well armed. I am wondering about changing to Apixaban as it seems to cause less bleeding events. I know it does not require constant INR monitoring but do you EVER have an INR test as I am assuming this would read higher than the normal 1. I have a coaguchek so could use. If anyone using Apixaban could tell me of any problems they have encountered it would be most helpful. Anyone with Diabetes using it as I have moderate kidney damage from this and know it can be a factor in choice of drug.