I have been a member for a while but this is my first post. I have a multitude of health issues, but on reading about AF, I've had this condition for a number of years which I think is under control. I had taken warfarin since 2003, but my dosages were often up and down and never seemed to stabilise. I got fed up with regular blood tests, as I have bad veins, and being accused of not taking my medication, that I refused to take the drug any more. Thankfully my gp changed me to Dabigatran, against the advice of my cardiologist, as he felt I needed to be monitored, has tried to change me back onto warfarin, on several ocasions. I can't see what difference it makes. In regards to hair loss, nobody has ever told me of this side effect, as I've lost most of the hair on my body and being a man is embarrassing, as some people think or remark, as to why I shave my legs when I'm wearing shorts, which I don't. I tell them it's the medication I'm on, but they don't seem to believe me.