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coumadin and plavix and recoil

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pedagogue, Apr 4, 2009.

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  1. pedagogue

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    I went to a PFS stock to be on the safe side. jack
     
  2. esoxhunter

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    BT: I've been on Coumadin for approximately 8 years. The first few months you go through some bruising. Once your body adjusts there is no problem. I've been enjoying my shooting; with no problems whatsoever. Don't let this medication affect your life. Just watch it when using power tools and sharp objects. It's a bitch trying to get the blood to coagulate. Have fun and don't worry about it. Ed
     
  3. Jerry944t

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    I've been on Coumadin(warfarin) for 8 years. There is no problem as long as your INR/PT is within specs. I have never experienced any bruising or clotting problems.

    You have to get your blood checked once a month, at least in my case, to make sure your clotting times (INR/PT) are within 2 and 3.

    Your doctor should tell you that you have no restrictions but be sure and ask.
     
  4. butch's90t

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    I've been on Warafin/Coumadin for 14 years with no problems. My dosage is 5mg for 5 days and 10mg for two. The doctors try to keep my index between 2 & 3. No bruising unless I don't eat some green veggies (vitamin K). Until last year I was shooting between 5 & 6K a year. Shoot and have fun, life's too short. HarryC
     
  5. Baron23

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    Plavix and/or Ticlid are very different from Coumadin.

    I can't speak for Coumadin, but I have taken anti-platlette coagulants (Ticlid in my case...was allergic to Plavix...Ticlid is what they used before they had Plavix) and I have not had any problems with bruising from the gun.

    Shaving, however, is an intesting and sometimes drawn out experience LOL
     
  6. PODO

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    took them 6 mo to get me regulated on my coumadin - now on 5mg five days and 7.5 mg for two days - no probs - just watch your toddys & and salads as they will affect your Pro-Time tests - TOM
     
  7. Onceabum

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    No problems with coumadin and shooting. Been taking it for over fifteen years.

    Booger
     
  8. Dr.Longshot

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    I have been on Coumadin since open heart surgery 11-14-02 and am not having any bruising from shooting, but hard bumps make a bruise, and the dogs TOE NAILS make me bleed once in a while, I have to watch any sharp object and my skin is thin in my old age to add to the problem. Have never had any shoulder bruising from shooting. I too am on 5mg for 3 day and 7.5 0n 4 days. They have now lowered the medical standards for the INR from 2.5 to 3.0 it used to be 3.5

    I have a mechanical valve for the AORTIC artery, my old valve got calcified.
    And made a lot of NOISE. No blockages no heart attack.

    Happy shooting.


    Gary Bryant
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  9. SARGE75X

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    Thank you for starting this thread, as a Nursing student I should have thought of this myself as part of my own critical thinking. I was walking across campus just last week and got hit with shortness of breath etc. Anyways I had a deep vein thrombosis(clot) break loose and lodge in my right lung causing a Pulmonary Embolism. Now I'm on coumadin myself, I didnt think till just now about brusing/bleeding etc from shooting till right now. I'm shooting a Winchester SX1 Trap so that shouldnt be a issue but now I'm thinking about this fall hunting season, slug guns and muzzleloaders too, are out of the question recoil too heavy, switch to a handgun?? Ive got some thinking to do and I'm open to suggestions.
     
  10. DJM

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    I take coumadin (the generic version, Warfarin) for atril fibulation and I do bruise more easily. Sometime I cannot even remember taking a bump where I bruise. But not from shooting appox. 2500 rounds/year. Early on with the drug while ice fishing I had a large nortern pike into my hole when the line broke. As I had done in the past, I instinctively grabbed it by the mouth with my bare hand. What a mess that was.
     
  11. Texas Yankee

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    Just had three stints put in and my Doctor has me on Plavic. The only thing he told me was to get a good padded shooting vest or other device so that I will not bruise. His real concern is any internal bleeding he said that a burise will take longer to heal. So I got a Browning vest and going to shoot the Southwest Grand starting on the 16th.
     
  12. DickG

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    DJM - FWIW I also took coumadin for A-Fib for over 5 years. Have you considered atrial ablation to cure the problem? It took three times to get it resolved, but I have been in sinus rhythm now for over 6 months. Hope it continues. The doctor, at my latest check-up took me off coumadin. I'd see what your cardiologist recommends.
     
  13. RogerNRA

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    I take a daily dose of Plavix. No problems in three years.......Roger
     
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    I take 75 mg of Plavix and no problems
     
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    can you drink alcoholic beverages while on coumadin?
     
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    tracyhunter: They recommend not. I have been taking Coumadin for years. I wash the pills down with my Manhatten without any difficulty. Ed
     
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