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Advice - My Mother Had Pericarditis, Caused By Coumadin & Almost Died

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    Advice - My Mother Had Pericarditis, Caused By Coumadin & Almost Died

    My Mother and her family need to know whats going on with her. I’ll try to keep this short. Since July of this year for four months, she’s had a pacemaker put in, colonoscopy, endoscopy, and a CT scan of the abdomen. Her hemoglobin was low, while her kidney level was high (Aurora Kidney Failure


    ). Both of those are now where they should be for an 81-year-old woman. Now her primary found out her thyroid is overactive.


    Taking the following medication…
    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325 mg
    ALPRAZolam or Clorazepate (Anxiety) 0.5 mg
    Bayer Aspirin (replace Coumadin) 81mg Daily
    BuPROPion (Depression) 150 mg Once A Day
    Darbepoetin alfa (Anemia Caused by Kidney Failure) 60 mcg (Injection)
    Docusate or (Colace - Stool Softener) 100 mg Twice Daily
    Levothyroxine (Thyroid) 50mg
    Metoclopramide (Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)) 5mg
    Metoprolol (Blood Pressure) 25 mg. Twice Daily
    Omeprazole / Prilosec (Stomach Ulcers) Twice Day
    Pantoprazole (Acid Reflux) 40mg Daily
    Rosuvastatin or (Crestor / Cholesterol) 10 mg


    What she’s suffering with on a daily base is she’s tired, pain in her lower back, an upset stomach - feels like vomiting (sometimes she does), lightheaded and a sometimes a pain sensation back of her neck.

    Her primary says the meds will make her feel like that, but she thinks something is going on and it’s being overlooked. Can you help her and suggest what else may be going on?


    Medical History…
    1. Aneurysm (AAA) 3.5cm/New MRI - Diagnose Approx 2000
    NOT found in 2011
    2. Diverticulosis
    3. I.B.S.
    4. Acid Reflux
    5. Osteoporosis: Degenerative Disease & Scoliosis
    6. Hiatal Hernia
    7. Atrial Fibrillation - AFIB - Nov 2011
    8. High Blood Pressure


    Thank you for your time.
    Scott Mosman (son)

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    Please only take this as info, not as medical advice, but one thing Coumadin and aspirin have in common is they're both blood-thinners.
    After my father had heart surgery to 'install' an artificial valve, he was given Coumadin- and, because of it, made numerous trips to the ER with severe internal bleeding. Has she been checked to make sure she'd not bleeding internally?

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    Scott, Go to Drugs.com, and do some careful research on ALL of these 12 drugs. You will probably find strong evidence of interactions/side effects on several of them.
    Things get better with age....I'm approaching Magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don M. View Post
    Scott, Go to Drugs.com, and do some careful research on ALL of these 12 drugs. You will probably find strong evidence of interactions/side effects on several of them.
    This is good advice.

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    Scott, one question I would have is why is she taking Levothyroxine (Thyroid) if she has an overactive thyroid? I've only seen this med given to folks with UNDERactive thyroid. I'm no medical professional, but this just seems odd.

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    Don't understand the 2 blood thinners or the thyroid med. Research on internet then sit down with doctor.

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    Thank you, everyone, for responding. I’ll do the Drugs.com, but her doctor told her she had to take all these meds. Sorry, my error on the thyroid (wording), she doesn’t have an overactive thyroid, it’s I who does. She can no longer take a blood thinner like coumadin because she developed Pericarditis. She has to take the baby aspirin for a blood thinner.

    Thanks Again,
    S

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