Warfarin - Generally speaking can you still run etc on it?

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04/07/2013 at 12:01

Good news dusty. The lakes have warmed up nicely so see you at one of them soon? Taplow is 19.5 degrees. 


Dustboy    pirate
20/07/2013 at 23:16

Just a boing for info really for anyone else who goes on to warfarin. 

Been on it just over a fortnight now and not a lot of difference to anything really. Still ran parkrun this morning after hooning around Richmond Park for 20 odd miles on the bike last night with Soupy and her mate.

I do find I am a bit wiped with it though. And when I got bitten the other night, it continued to bleed after the little fecker got his thing out. Hope the little bastard drowned.


21/07/2013 at 09:18

Dusty - you did pretty well round RP the other day and we caned that last lap. But someone correct me if I'm wrong but I dont' think the warfarin is doing anything to help the AF. All its doing is stopping any blood clotting that might collect in the heart from it not being in rhythm to stop you being at risk of a stroke/PE.  The ablation you are scheduled for will sort the AF out so you should be a lot better after that. 

And I haven't said a thing about the white cycling shorts. 

21/07/2013 at 11:45

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30/07/2013 at 09:24

Why don't you ask if you can go on dabigatran/rivaroxaban or apixaban? All new anti-coag drugs and no blood tests needed. BUT no antidote so don't get run over etc! At least with warfarin in the event of a (highly unlikely) bleed they can give Vit K. It may depend on where you live etc, but worth asking.

Warfarin can make you feel tired - side effects vary from one person to another.

Soup Dragon you are right - warfarin is used to prevent clots in a heart that is underperforming.

good luck with the ablation.

Dustboy    pirate
05/08/2013 at 00:10

Consultant wants warfarin for the ablation, presumably so it don't clot up and cause a stroke in the 3 hours he's setting fire to the inside of me ticker. 1 week to go hopefully, if the INR is right. He wants stable 2.0 to 3.0, currently at 2.8 after they upped the dose by 25%. Fingers crossed.

As to side effects, tiredness, irritability, sodding headaches & short term memory loss. And a permanent set of ectopic beats since the day after it started. At least I am due to get off it in a few months if all goes well, I feel sorry for the permanent warfarinners.

And I can baely keep up with Soupy now coz she goes mucho rapido. 

07/08/2013 at 19:28

Hope it goes well Dustboy.

With side effects like the ones you are experiencing it would be great to have the ablation and be off warfarin asap, but some people do use the drugs I mentioned above prior to ablation and also cardioversion.

I'm sure you'll be fine though!

10/08/2013 at 09:59

Good luck for Monday Dusty.  I'm sure it will go well and I'm looking forward to another Surrey Hills ride when you've recovered later this year. 

Dustboy    pirate
11/08/2013 at 18:19

Cheers Soup & JB. All getting a bit scary now as the reality of tomorrow hits. I know it's "only" a routine thing but nevertheless, I don't fancy it at all.

Hey ho. Fitted in a 22 mile ride Saturday morning, managed to average 17.4 mph (Yay) and a 5 mile run with Lord H this morning. Even took the kids swimming this arvo and slogged out a 400M set (1st time since October I think so a bit sluggish).

Apparently, afterwards, it's at least a week of doing sod all, just TV, DVD's, computers games, books and being waited on hand and foot and no driving.

I'll post up Tuesday hopefully when I am back with my usual cheery positivity and repartee. I am sure that the description of " felt like I had been stamped on my groin by a rugby team weraring golf spikes" is a bit over the top. (Well, I bloody hope it is). 


11/08/2013 at 19:13

Awaiting the report, will look forward to a ride with the new improved version of DB, just remember that I may still be slow on uphill sections just not quite so slow.

24/08/2013 at 13:30

I don't agree with any of those "don't run" ideas-although I might not be absolutely right..I ain't no doctor. But...my wife who used to run with me (until she became too fast and too capable for me to keep up!) had two deep vein thrombosises fairly close together about four years ago and then prescribed warfarin for life. Since then, and on having advice from GP and hospital she has run as previously-doing ultra marathons regularly and including the 350 mile length of Ireland run a year ago. She has no ill effects but if runs are on rough terrain and she falls (rarely) she merely bruises easily and quite horribly! Based on her experience and running 60-80 miles a week I would say" run on"!...unless of course strict medical advice says otherwise

29/11/2013 at 11:57

On warfarin for life after 2 x dvt in 2 years. Ran London and the Great North this year. Greater Manchester marathon 2014 next...Onelife.

05/12/2013 at 14:33

Great positive approach Shane! We agree completely...Onelife!

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