I have noticed on this forum that there is an over-riding feeling that if you are on anti-coags all will be well. There appears to be almost 100% support for being on them. Currently, I have a CHAD score of 0 and so my GP has understandably told me to 'hold back' for the time being. My GP's argument is based on the 'significant risk' of bleeds, especially on the brain. This hardly warrants a mention on here. So my question is, are the GPs over emphasising this risk? Is it a risk that should be considered at all? I am encouraged by what a lot of you are saying on here about the NOACCS and how they do not have an adverse effect on your lives, but on the other hand I'm concerned about what GPs are saying about the risks in taking them.