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Old 03-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Blood Thinners (Coumadin, etc)

Neal Earhart wrote: View Post
Is anyone practicing Aikido while on blood thinners (such as Coumadin) for treating blood clots?

If so, what precautions/measures are you taking ?

Thank you !
I looked up Web MD and saw that Coumadin is a brand name for warfarin. The Web MD page mentioned a few other blood thinning drugs, including Pradaxa, which I have been taking for several years. I have to take other, similar, drugs besides Pradaxa, but have suffered no ill effects in aikido training. My own doctor does not like warfarin because of the possible side effects and the constant monitoring required.

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