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Use of anti-clotting drugs before, during or after surgery is not for everyone, study results show


In 2002 I had my left hip replaced and was on Coumadin for 1 week. I don't think it was necessary as my blood is thin to begin with and it not subject to blood clots, etc. As a result, I ended up with headaches and muscle pain for a while. My fingertips (sometimes 9 at a time) and fingernails split and this remained a problem for over 18 months. Nine years later I took care of my mother for 6 months because she required open heart surgery. She was on Coumadin and just dispensing (touching) her Coumadin, brought back the headaches and body pain, along with a nasty black sore on my back. Also the splitting fingernails and finger tips returned and that lasted over a year. This stuff is ghastly and what it does to some people is beyond misery!!!!!

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