Has anyone here been diagnosed with DVT, been through all those abdominal shots, and been put on Warfarin for an extended period of time?
If so, how long was it before you were back to exercising at the rate you were prior to the DVT?
I developed DVT on a 17 hour flight to Australia on June 12 ... felt like a really nasty calf cramp, and I figured I'd eventually just stretch it out and walk it off. On July 28th I went to see a Dr because my leg had swollen right up and I had what I thought were a lot of bite marks around my ankle. The Dr sent me for an ultrasound the next day ... and the ultrasound technician wouldn't let me leave the hospital after she did the test. I was admitted less than an hour later.
I was in hospital for 14 days before finally being released ... reluctantly. They weren't too keen on letting me go even then.
I've been put on quite a high dose of Warfarin and I have to have my blood INR levels checked about once a week. I've been out of hospital about 3 weeks now, but my blood INR levels still haven't stabilized, and my leg still swells when I exercise.
I'm finding it really difficult to exercise ... either the Warfarin is tiring me out, or the blood flow in my leg still can't keep up ... or both.
Yes, I will be visiting a Dr again soon ... I have to visit one about once a week for the blood test ... and will mention the exercising thing, but I was wondering if any of you have had experience with this.