I had my first and hopefully ONE and ONLY episode with AFib over a month ago due the fact that I had consumed 3 mai tai's at a party. Being essentially a non-drinker this put me into major AFib and I was taken to emergency and had a Cardioversion. After the Cardioversion I was put on Eliquis for 4 weeks. Since I have been off this drug I feel so much better. I really believe that Eliquis was the culpret for making be feel so fatigued, shortness of breath and heaviness in my legs while taking it. Within 24 hours of being off the Eliquis I felt so much better. But I noticed one thing while on the Eliquis I no nocturnal foot cramps for the entire month. Ordinarily, I get horrible nocturnal foot cramps when lying down and the only relief for these cramps is to be jolted out of bed and walk. I am wondering if I may have a circulatory problem and possibly forming some very small clots in my legs since while on the Eliquis I did not get ANY foot cramps. I obviously do not want to be on Eliquis because of the side effects it caused me, however I hate being awakened so many nights with these horrible foot and lower leg cramps. Does anyone know if there is a correlation here?
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