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Old 05-20-2019, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post

I say MOST all issues are from what we put and donít put in our bodies.

Doctors say..........you have an Eloquis deficiency?😳

hope everyone one feels better and less bleeding regardless of what approach you choose
lots of things thin the blood. Many are brain washed into thinking that only a dr with a chemical drug and a blood sucking insurance company hold the keys.
Thats crazy. Boggles my mind.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post


lots of things thin the blood. Many are brain washed into thinking that only a dr with a chemical drug and a blood sucking insurance company hold the keys.
Thats crazy. Boggles my mind.
Just curious.... Where is your proof that these many things that thin blood saving lives? Just wondering. I also don't think doctors prescribe blood thinners because they "want to". The only reason I keep bringing this up is people take advice from what they read on blogs and what you are saying is misleading. I agree the insurance racket is a bunch of trash but I would not extrapolate that to say that taking a supplement with no scientific proof of effect over standard of care is the correct choice for the majority of Americans.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Rags View Post
does it prevent the bruising ?
No blood thinner prevents bruising, quite the contrary. Some make you bruise less, some more.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rags View Post
I've been on Warfarin for 2 years but the bruising is becoming an ever increasing problems a sharp bump into the corner of a dresser or stubbing a toe on a chair leg has even caused several hematoma's over the years.
Doctor suggested Eliquis because it significantly reduces these problem but my Rx insurance plan does not cover it . My pharmacy wants $1050 for a 30 day supply. Tried talking to the Rx insurance company and the drug manufacturer who offers a $10 coupon for eligible patients but not a big surprise I don't qualify because of income/assets. You need to be destitute and not have any assets to get it for $10.
How the heck can the price vary between $10 and $1050 for the same drug?
Now the real shocker, if I walk into a pharmacy and give them the doctor prescription the cost is $461 without using an insurance card. This really pisses me off because we're forced to be covered under a drug plan. I pay $56 per/mo for an insurance drug plan so I can pay a higher price then if I didn't have a plan. Is this crazy or what?
BTW: I'm on Medicare with United Healthcare Walgreens plan D
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it's not income and assets it's because your primary coverage is Medicare and a coupon is considered enticement.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:54 PM
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I was diagnosed with A-Fib last May. My cardiologist put me on Eliquis because it has fewer side effects than Coumadin and some of the other blood thinners or so he says. I was also diagnosed with an atrial septal defect in my heart. That is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers. To bad it took them 69 years to find it, lol. My cardiologist figured the defect is what caused me to go into A-fib. Anyway I have been on the Eliquis now for a year. I have suffered no side effects to date. I take it twice a day.

I am on medicare too and I have the Humana RX Drug Plan for my prescription drug coverage. I use the Walmart Pharmacy. I pay out of pocket $270 for a 90 day supply the insurance pays about $1500. I have suffered no bruising so far. I went for a surgery last December to try to fix the hole in my heart but the surgeon was not able to attach the device. I have been referred to a specialist surgeon and will undergo another attempt to fix the problem. If and when the problem is corrected I will be able to come off the Eliquis. Looking forward to that day if they can fix my heart defect.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by RGrew176 View Post
I was diagnosed with A-Fib last May. My cardiologist put me on Eliquis because it has fewer side effects than Coumadin and some of the other blood thinners or so he says. I was also diagnosed with an atrial septal defect in my heart. That is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers. To bad it took them 69 years to find it, lol. My cardiologist figured the defect is what caused me to go into A-fib. Anyway I have been on the Eliquis now for a year. I have suffered no side effects to date. I take it twice a day.

I am on medicare too and I have the Humana RX Drug Plan for my prescription drug coverage. I use the Walmart Pharmacy. I pay out of pocket $270 for a 90 day supply the insurance pays about $1500. I have suffered no bruising so far. I went for a surgery last December to try to fix the hole in my heart but the surgeon was not able to attach the device. I have been referred to a specialist surgeon and will undergo another attempt to fix the problem. If and when the problem is corrected I will be able to come off the Eliquis. Looking forward to that day if they can fix my heart defect.
Good feedback, thanks.
I will be looking into other RX drug plans to see if one can better cover the list of meds I take and save me some money.
Wish you well and hope your heart surgery is a success.
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Pradaxa is the only blood thinner that I know of that has a reversing agent . Might come in handy if you have an accident etc.
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Ask your doctor if Effient would be OK for your needs. It's an alternative blood thinner and available generically. Cost with your insurance should be as a tier one drug. If you have any question you can private message me. I'm a pharmacist in NY and your NJ plans should be similar....!
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by buddy29766 View Post
Pradaxa is the only blood thinner that I know of that has a reversing agent . Might come in handy if you have an accident etc.
I already posted the name of the FDA approved antidote for eliquis
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post


lots of things thin the blood. Many are brain washed into thinking that only a dr with a chemical drug and a blood sucking insurance company hold the keys.
Thats crazy. Boggles my mind.
Wellwell doctor, how about providing a list of all these substances that thin the blood as well as eliquis. People with afib, pacemakers, pulmonary embolisms, DVT and other clotting issues are all anxious to know?

I would also ask you to provide the studies that show this level of efficacy but we all know you can't possibly do that. Maybe some anecdotes from your mother brothers sisters Father's son but nothing to make a serious science-based decision on.

It would also be helpful for you to tell us what medical diagnosis that you have that you are treating with a blood thinner that is not a drug.

my brainwashed wife and I, along with our cardiac electrophysiologist, interventional cardiologists and pulmonologists are all anxiously awaiting your prescription. While my brainwashed wife and I can afford the $90 a month that eliquis cost us on our prescription plan, we would certainly like to spend that money on something else if possible.
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Originally Posted by RGrew176 View Post
I was diagnosed with A-Fib last May. My cardiologist put me on Eliquis because it has fewer side effects than Coumadin and some of the other blood thinners or so he says. I was also diagnosed with an atrial septal defect in my heart. That is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers. To bad it took them 69 years to find it, lol. My cardiologist figured the defect is what caused me to go into A-fib. Anyway I have been on the Eliquis now for a year. I have suffered no side effects to date. I take it twice a day.

I am on medicare too and I have the Humana RX Drug Plan for my prescription drug coverage. I use the Walmart Pharmacy. I pay out of pocket $270 for a 90 day supply the insurance pays about $1500. I have suffered no bruising so far. I went for a surgery last December to try to fix the hole in my heart but the surgeon was not able to attach the device. I have been referred to a specialist surgeon and will undergo another attempt to fix the problem. If and when the problem is corrected I will be able to come off the Eliquis. Looking forward to that day if they can fix my heart defect.
Rick, Here's hoping that the next attempt is successful!!!
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jcassara View Post
Ask your doctor if Effient would be OK for your needs. It's an alternative blood thinner and available generically. Cost with your insurance should be as a tier one drug. If you have any question you can private message me. I'm a pharmacist in NY and your NJ plans should be similar....!
I'm also on Plavix since my heart valve replacement operation.
Doctor says I need it to keep platelets from sticking together and this often happens within the artificial heart valve, the Warafin is for the afib.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
While my brainwashed wife and I can afford the $90 a month that eliquis cost us on our prescription plan, we would certainly like to spend that money on something else if possible.
Do you have some hesitation in buying from the Canadians at half that cost?
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
Do you have some hesitation in buying from the Canadians at half that cost?
Well our prescriptions for eliquis cost us $45 a month each so that's where the 90 comes from. Do you know of a lower price from a Canadian pharmacy? Any kind of pointer would be greatly appreciated!
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
Well our prescriptions for eliquis cost us $45 a month each so that's where the 90 comes from. Do you know of a lower price from a Canadian pharmacy? Any kind of pointer would be greatly appreciated!
No I didn't know that was for 2 Rx's. You are paying the same as from any online Canadian pharmacy.

By the way, there are many newer pharmacies that are using the same overseas sources these days. One just a mile away from me is getting me Tricor for $59 for a 90 day supply. The local drug stores all set the price at $860 !.
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Originally Posted by buddy29766 View Post
Pradaxa is the only blood thinner that I know of that has a reversing agent . Might come in handy if you have an accident etc.
completely false
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post


lots of things thin the blood. Many are brain washed into thinking that only a dr with a chemical drug and a blood sucking insurance company hold the keys.
Thats crazy. Boggles my mind.
yes alot of things may thin blood, but will they thin the blood to a therapeutic level to prevent a stroke? please provide the studies to prove your nonsense! science has the studies to show these medications prevent stroke events very efficiently! how efficient is garlic at stroke prevent! numbers tell the story!
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
The number of people showing up in the ER slowly bleeding out is incredible....all on eliquis or xarelto....no reversal agent yet....it does what it says it does....blood thinner....be aware....
again not true!
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Garlic and more water. They wonít tell you that. Onions.....
let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food
probably the worst advice ever provided on THT!
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People keep using the term "blood thinner". But that is a very general term that does not describe the functions of various drugs. For example, Warfarin and Plavix are both called blood thinners, but have a very different use and function.
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