Checking your own medications - lesson reinforcement!
I have written about our wonderful xmas with OH in hospital before. Today we have a new instalment to add: Another detail to add to David's "...
Consultant versus GP
As I mentioned a while ago when I was first diagnosed with PAF, I was given dabigatran which caused a subconjinctival haemorrhage ( the white...
Why am I posting this?
Why am I posting a photo of a new hosepipe head? Well after 3 attempts to water the garden in the hot weather over Easter I flung the hose pi...
Low cholesterol DOUBLES the risk of hemorrhagic strokes in women
Very interesting reading!! Having very low cholesterol DOUBLES the risk of hemorrhagic strokes in women, study finds Researchers measured le...
Family history of stroke
I have a Chade score of 1, no other health problems. My older sister had a TIA Attack last night and I have another sister who had a massive ...
Idiopathic erythrocytosis confirmed
Hi Guys, just been at haem. My jak Xeon test was also negative so my haem thinks I have idiopathic erythrocytosis which means I'm still produ...
Had my ablation!!!
I am home safe and sound and so pleased I was brave enough to go through with it! I even prayed the night before that we would get snowed in....
NICE GUIDELINES Patient decision aid Atrial fibrillation: medicines to help reduce your risk of a stroke – what are the options?
This is to reduce their risk of having an ischaemic stroke caused by their AF. Warfarin has been used for many years to reduce the risk of st...
AFib Patients Often Misjudge Stroke Risk vs Bleeding Risk on Oral Anticoagulants
This is interesting. medscape.com/viewarticle/91......
New Rheumie Switching Me to Rayos
Today I saw a highly recommended Rheumatologist because I wanted to address my morning pain/stiffness in my fingers, hands, wrists, arms, and...
I am 22 years old male and I have polycythemia
my HB is 18 RBC count is 6.3 WBC ( 7.5 ) and PLT ( 156 ) normal. HCT is 56 at 18 age when i was first tested my HB by 17.6 ( before that i ha...
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation without anticoagulant
I’ve recently been diagnosed with PAF and was initially prescribed a beta-blocker ( Solatol ) and the anticoagulant Dabigatran....
I read so many posts on here about how statins are bad for you, serve no useful purpose and you would be better changing lifestyle to reduce ...
2 years anniversary today
2 years ago today at this time I was on the operating table! Today I have walked on the beach with my wife & had lunch with some old college ...
Yes....but 5 times greater than what exactly?
We have all read or heard it said many times that anyone with AF is 5 times more likely to experience a stroke than someone who does not have...
Personal battle turning into a War!
No not the GCA today! It's me & Mr Squirrel!!...
Fibro is bad
I’ve had fibromyalgia since 2009 when I had a triple aaa dissection since this happened to me I’ve had no end of issues. Now I had a knee rep...
I can’t quiet imagine that vaginal birth would be as “ easy ” as at the normal angle but than the Sonographer kept saying it was totally fine...
Anyone else having problems getting doctors to understand what you say.....🤖
I guess many of us will know doctors don't understand words like ' fatigue ' and ' pain '... but in a rare moment of human empathy one time, ...
Travel insurance and anticoagulants
I have discovered that a higher premium may be required if one is taking an anticoagulant after having had a stroke ( and possibly without a ...
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