Hi all. I was diagnosed last month by St Thomas's and discharged straight to my GP, on the recommendation of taking aspirin, as I've had no clots (borderline positive bloods, history of miscarriages, migraines, bad memory etc). GP put me on clopidogrel instead as my tummy doesn't like aspirin. I've been on it almost 2 weeks and have noticed that I'm bruising more easily. I've got various little bruises. I think they are from little knocks, but the sort of thing you do every day and not bruise from if you see what I mean.
I wasn't worried about this until after I returned from sledging with the kids today and the back of my calf hurt. My immediate thought was OMG what if now I've got a DVT, but I looked at it and it's very badly bruised. Because my memory is so rubbish, I can't even remember hurting myself - I probably did knock it whilst sledging, but obviously not that badly, as I would have remembered that. It hurts!
Should I be concerned about the bruising? My GP doesn't have a clue about Hughes, so I'm now anxious that he will just say I'm on too high a dose. Hubby said maybe I'm on too high a dose (I'm only on the starting dose of 75mg).
I know no one can comment on dose, but should I be concerned? Should I talk to the GP and if so, what should my approach be?