I know us Apixiban users have been discussing this drug relating to low mood and depression recently but I wonder if anybody has experienced any issues with alcohol and apixaban?
My potted history is that I've been on Apixaban (with a short switch for a few weeks to rivoraxaban) for just over a year now - for the most part in conjunction with Bisoprolol. I always blamed the Bisoprolol for everything bad I felt and was certainly a lot better when I stopped taking it BUT over the last couple of months (since I stopped) I've found that I have become extremely intolerant to alcohol. I'm not a big drinker by any means but have found that even a glass of wine or half a pint of beer makes me feel very light headed and just plain strange (no headache or nausea though) , gives me a very sleepless, restless night and that all the next day I feel absolutely terrible with no energy and a kind of spaced out feeling. Could this be the apixaban or could I coincidentally have developed some strange intolerance? I'm confused and bemused and not really that willing to experiment any further!
I'm seeing my EP next Monday but I suspect that if I ask him he may just look at me strangely and I also reckion that if anybody has any knowledge of this it'll be someone on the forum!
Don't get me wrong avoiding alcohol won't ruin my life by any means but I would really like to know what is going on.
Hopefully I may be able to stop the apixaban in October anyway (don't all shout at me) as I will be 6 months post ablation, am relatively young (50) and have no other ChadsVac points (other than being a girl). I'm just wondering if I need to get some kind of allergy test as I also had hayfever for the first time in my life this spring...... weird or what?
Thanks as always