My cardiologist has just written to me stating that, as I am getting unpleasant side effects from Apixaban, I should stop taking it. My CHADS VASC score is 0, and the only reason he told me to keep taking it was in preparation for cardioversion or ablation, but as the NHS waiting list is much longer than 4 weeks, I have no need to anticoagulate for the time being.
I am currently in NSR and have stopped taking Apixaban, but I think when I go back into AF I will start taking it again, purely on the logic that not taking it will feed my anxiety. It's a sort of psychological placebo, if that makes sense.
I have been watching videos of the brilliant Dr Gupta, and I'm sure he has a strong opinion on the subject, but I can't remember what he said. Will have another watch now.