Hi..garlic, flaxseed oil, vitamin e and omega oils are all anticoagulants. Salicylates are as well....
I take salicylates (5ASA meds) and aspirin for headaches. Tylenol..I'm trying to go easy on my liver.
I did have a coagulation test...mine was perfect...but my skin is thin/fragile, again inherited quality on my dad's side.
I bump myself constantly....but weird is that I fell down the stairs, slamming on my shoulder, dislocated and then back into place at the same time...not one bruise in that area. Go figure!
I do get worse when I take too many aspirin. So, I'm watching that.
Vitamin C is supposed to help strengthen the blood vessels as well as Vitamin A and something else I forget. Foods that are "blue" from berries are good strengthing for vessels. I'll look into more berries for dessert...
hope this helps.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 9/17/2008 2:37:01 AM (GMT-6)