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Is it possible to get withdrawals from warfarin? I stopped taking it last week after 10 months and have since been suffering with severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, hot flashes...Could this be from the warfarin or something else? I'm a 23 yo female.
Leech therapy: There is a paucity of controlled scientific evidence of this form of therapy. If you have thromboembolic disease, I would be most careful about this decision.
Many: As dr. Villaplana said, there are several. There are shots and pills. Although using alternatives to warfarin means that you don't have to be as careful about what you eat and you don't have to have regular blood tests to check whether you are getting too much or too little warfarin, they still have drawbacks. One of the most significant is that the alternatives are all a lot more expensive.See 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: I googled "warfarin disease" and couldn't find anything other than warfarin necrosis which is a condition that occurs in some people who are treated with warfarin (a blood thinner). Within a few days of starting treatment, a paradoxical increase in clotting can occur in some individuals leading to skin/sq fat death. Typically this occurs in obese, middle-aged women.See 1 more doctor answer
Probably, however...: I am not a fan of warfarin because it has more interactions than any drug; it seems like virtually every food & medicine renders it more or less active. Redbush tea is not known to interact with warfarin but it would not surprise me if it did to some degree. Try it but monitor your PT to make sure the dose does not need adjusting. I advise taking a low dose of Vit K. See http://tinyurl. Com/n4vpk8bSee 1 more doctor answer