Please can anyone explain the new protocols re anticoagulation. I know that doctors are reluctant to give warfarin to patients who have not had clots. However they are giving it to patients who may not have had a clot but have other symptoms. Does anyone know what the other symptoms on the list are? I come into this "other symptoms" category and anticoagulants have changed my life. When I see a new consultant I am scared they will withdraw anticoag drugs especially as I was once told I "only" had obstetric aps and thus only affected when pregnant. My symptoms are severe memory loss, persistant rash, TIA's, speech problems, occasional loss of colour and field vision, poor balance, right side weakness. Pre diagnosis I was once so bad I had 18 months of weekly physio,occupational and speech therapies. Surely some of this fits the symptom criteria?