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#1 of 6 Old 09-08-2005, 03:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is anyone else out there on coumadin (warfarin)? I am soooo tired now, but I don't see anywhere on the label or info sheet that fatigue is a side effect (coumadin is a blood thinner).
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My partner is on coumadin and he has always complained about fatigue. He also gets mysterious headaches and gets cold/hot very easily.

If you don't mind me asking, why are you on it? He has a rare Protein S deficiency.
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Thanks for your response. I can barely get through the day, and I'm now on it for life. I have the MTHFR mutation (loci: C667t). It predisposes me for clots and certain types of cancer (I can't metabolize folate very well).

I am worried, this is literally a rat poison. I am looking into homeopathic alternatives since i just can't go through life this tired all the time.
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Thanks for your response. I can barely get through the day, and I'm now on it for life. I have the MTHFR mutation (loci: C667t).
Have you clotted? I thought MTHFR mutations were usually treated with folic acid, B6 and B12 with periodic monitoring of homocysteine levels? I'm on warfarin (Coumadin), but don't experience side effects. I'm heterozygous FVL and have clotted at least twice (DVT's), with a probable misdiagnosed (thank you small town ER) pulmonary embolism in addition.
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My Dh take coumadin for a prothrombin gene mutation and reoccurent pumunary embolisms. He as has fatigue as well. I have gone over this many times with my father an (ND) about what we can do to get him off. My father is not confident enought to take him off completely but he did say to reduce the dossage my DH could take theraputic doses of fish oils, keep all grains and sugars out of his diet, and maintain an other wise healthy diet. We have'nt gone to in depth because my Dh dosen't want to try natural treatments. But if you want to go off coumadin I would reccomend seeing a reputable liscensed natropathic physician and not trying it yourself.
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Have you clotted? I thought MTHFR mutations were usually treated with folic acid, B6 and B12 with periodic monitoring of homocysteine levels?
Yes and yes.

I had a super huge clot during pregnancy with dd1. From the bottom of my calf all the way my leg into my pelvis to just beneath my inferior vena cava.

In addition to the vitamins, I agree with the docs that I should be on anticoagulation therapy.

The fish oil, etc. sounds interesting, Goddess 3. I will definitely look into that option.
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