I finally after 3 years of resisting taking anticoagulants decided to take Eliquis which my ET recommended. I am worried about side effects, brain bleeds and long term health. I live in the US where anticoagulants are not the first choice of treatment for Afib. I am in good health other than Afib, 71 year old female. My sister 76 years old had a Mimi Stroke which helped me make this decision. I would appreciate hearing how anticoagulants have effected your life and if you are on taking Eliquis, how is it working for you. Thank you all for you knowledge and great support over the years.