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Question: blood thinner and upper body pain

 wlf - Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:08 am

I am 61. 1985 I had a dvt in my left leg. 2008 I had a dvt in my right leg. I am taking warfarin and wearing 30/40 compression hose. I have been taking warfaring for 2 months. I have pain every day somewhere in my upper body. I have never had this until I started the warfarin. Is there anything that I can take that will reduce the pain without affecting the warfarin?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:36 am

User avatar Hello,
If your pain is of the achy muscle/joint variety, acetaminophen is really the only safe OTC medication. Narcotics are another option but they come with their own brand of side effects, etc.

But, if you are having chest pain, difficulty breathing, extreme weakness, etc. you always must consider the possibility of a pulmonary embolism, especially given your history of DVT. Even though you are on blood thinners, you don't want to take chances. Have it checked out.

Best wishes.

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