Good morning everyone,
Thanks for the thread on longevity recently, much valued,
It is nearly 7 am, I've been up half an hour and again awakened with aching legs and lower body. This constant condition has developed in concert with my taking Edoxaban for the last year. The medics tell me the two are not connected. It is difficult to accept that. I am seeing an osteopath and her assistance is valued but not fundamentally altering this situation. I have spondylitis in my spine but that has been present for many years... I'm approaching 70 and female, with added ongoing asymptomatic AF diagnosed 18 months ago. Similarly I have arthritis in my left hip but having had a recent X Ray of that trying to find the cause of this lower body aching find that it is little worse than 2008. My aching knees , also recently X rayed, are structurally in good order.
I take a magnesium supplement and cod liver oil along with the anti coagulant. I try to walk as much as possible, and monitor my steps and heartbeat ( 68 resting at present) on my Fitbit.
This is not a moan, simply a hope that someone might be able to throw some light on any possible connection between this affliction and the AF. I find my daily life is becoming increasingly limited despite my best efforts, and am not one to give in easily. Any suggestions?