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Old 05-21-2019, 06:54 AM
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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
I can't even believe someone would type that.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
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.
thats why i switched all my seasonings to garlic salt double up when i grill! cardiologist should be able to upgrade his boat now!
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:07 AM
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I take Eliquis ( Apixaban ) twice a day. My doctor said I was a non-responder to Plavix . No problems with bruising.

VA covers me so I can't help with cost , maybe generic?
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ninetoes View Post
I respect your opinion but please don't follow that advice for stroke protection from atrial fibrillation. I do have the background to make my claim.
I wouldn't take anyone's advice on here about cardiac care. Have this discussion with your cardiologist and let him give you your options. Be honest about the cost issue.

Not making this political but as bad as Medicare is I can't imagine them being the Single Payor. My wife's cardiologist recently told us that if we were on Medicare instead of private insurance she could not get the procedure she needs because it's not on the approved list, even though it's been the preferred method for over a decade; she would have to get a more complicated, riskier and more expensive procedure that doesn't have as good of an outcome.

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Old 05-21-2019, 07:19 AM
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I've been on it for many years. I've had A-Fib on and off since my open heart surgery in 1998. After I got a blood clot in my spleen they put me on it forever. I barely bruise and feel no side effects. Insurance covers most of it but once or twice I year I get zinged for about $450.00 for a 3 month supply.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
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 !.
I should have been more clear . We use Silverscript here in SWFL and have been pleased so far.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:48 AM
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I was on it for a few years but was able to stop after a Watchman procedure. What an amazing improvement in lifestyle for me. I wasn't very happy while on the drug but I'm still alive and never stroked-out.

Eliquis works well, and there are no dietary restrictions and routine tests, but like a few others here, I was always black and blue. The EP was able to make a case to Medicare for paying for the Watchman procedure due to the nature of my work, which carries the potential for lots of bleeding. If I live long enough the ROI is pretty impressive.
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Been on Eliquis for 1 year now due to clot in calf.(Which is a mystery as I run/bike/swim daily). Here is what my hip looked like after crashing Mt bike last week.

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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Been on Eliquis for 1 year now due to clot in calf.(Which is a mystery as I run/bike/swim daily). Here is what my hip looked like after crashing Mt bike last week.


your suppose to keep the wheels under you not on top of you!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
your suppose to keep the wheels under you not on top of you!
LR! I have to say, considering the spectacular crash-I probably would have bruised regardless. I have not noticed any particular trend toward bruising or bleeding since being on Eliquis. And I have plenty of opportunity for both.
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I had a "clot" under my left knee which they said was caused by an aneurysm. They said I was going to lose the leg but they saved it.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I wouldn't take anyone's advice on here about cardiac care. Have this discussion with your cardiologist and let him give you your options. Be honest about the cost issue.

Not making this political but as bad as Medicare is I can't imagine them being the Single Payor. My wife's cardiologist recently told us that if we were on Medicare instead of private insurance she could not get the procedure she needs because it's not on the approved list, even though it's been the preferred method for over a decade; she would have to get a more complicated, riskier and more expensive procedure that doesn't have as good of an outcome.
I donít think your post is political at all. I donít understand where the hate for Medicare comes though. Understand there is a difference between traditional Medicare vs. a Medicare REPLACEMENT. My home health agency competes for traditional Medicare patients. We break even or lose money on Medicare replacement or private insurance patients. From where I sit traditional Medicare with a supplement is the gold standard. Iíd wonder if your doc was confusing the two? From my experience the MDs are better at the doctoring thing than the money side of things.
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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....
There is a reversal agent now. Itís called Andexxa
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