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Re: Blood thinners

Post by GerryP » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:44 pm

I'm on blood thinners (assasantin) ever since a TIA some years ago. Bleeding takes a little longer to stop, but is not an issue. Bruising is also a lot easier and generally more extensive than before as well, but still not an issue.

OT, it's interesting that you mention AF, as for a long time I was complaining about 'skipping' heartbeats, which is also an electrical pulse timing thing.

It turned out that it was caused by taking fish oil, twice a day. I had no idea, but Google told me that taking fish oil AND warfarin (also a blood thinner) is apparently a no-no. So I decided to stop with the fish oil and see what happened. I haven't had any symptoms since. Just goes to show that 'natural' remedies are not always good for you. Interestingly, my doctor knew I was taking fish oil and it didn't click with him either.
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by Old Techo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:14 pm

GerryP wrote:It turned out that it was caused by taking fish oil, twice a day.
For a year or so based upon general advice we were taking Swisse Krill Oil pills as a trial. One day I mentioned it to our GP and he said new information reckons it is a bad idea for males :roll:

There are 2 large packs of Swisse Krill pills still sitting in the pantry :confused:
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by Archer63 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Ummm....interesting but worrying topic.
Heart disease/high cholesterol in our family.
I've been on Lipitor and now Crestor for nearly 10 years & daily aspirin for 5 years.
I also have been taking fish/krill oil tablets for 5 or so years and don't seem to bleed excessively with cuts, but I'm a fair bit younger then some of you blokes.
Reguarly get slight hangover type headaches without drinking a drop. Doctor thinks that maybe because of a key element in all cholesterol medication. Also get AF at times and wonder if this is because of cholesterol medication ?
Just bought a new bottle of fish & krill oil tablets the other day....bugger !!
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by Gerry M » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:16 pm

Old Techo wrote:
GerryP wrote:It turned out that it was caused by taking fish oil, twice a day.
For a year or so based upon general advice we were taking Swisse Krill Oil pills as a trial. One day I mentioned it to our GP and he said new information reckons it is a bad idea for males :roll:

There are 2 large packs of Swisse Krill pills still sitting in the pantry :confused:
Don't be so tight OT, give them to GerryP with Free Postage :mrgreen:
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by Old Techo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:30 pm

I said my blood thinner was to reduce the risk of blood clots. Are there other reasons for thinning blood?

MP, I just checked the Krill use by and it's Nov 2016. I never liked these pills as they always smell so fishy, even when brand new. I guess the smell permeates the dissolvable capsule. Maybe they would make good burley ;-)
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by J.REEVES » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:44 pm

I have the Krill capsules don't no why just my lady gives them to me.

OT or anyone why are they no good for men?

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Re: Blood thinners

Post by glanyard » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:39 pm

My doctor took me off that sort of thing because it didn't mix well with the chemicals he was prescribing. :confused:
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by Old Techo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:48 pm

J.REEVES wrote:OT or anyone why are they no good for men?
I didn't say when I posted as I had forgotten why :roll:

I just Googled 'krill oil bad for men' and up popped prostate. Now I remember that's what my GP said.

It seems the jury may be coming and going on this, but here are examples...

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/a ... oil-071113

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677810/

If you Google you will find many more comments.
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Re: Blood thinners

Post by GerryP » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:07 pm

Yes, I had a bit of a google as well and it seems they're still learning. They do say though that you should limit your course to three months maximum.
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