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Patrik

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Mar 5, 2018
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Well im 100% it isnt soreness im quite used to that feeling and since it started during the ride. Why im on the fence about going to the doctor is the the likely treatment would be rest anyway :).
 

Patrik

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Mar 5, 2018
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Yeah im definly looking for a doctors clinic my insurance dosnt cover alternative medicine like Chiropractors and vodoo men ( sorry if a offended someone trying to help me )
 
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OreoCookie

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Just go to the doctor. Don’t skimp out here. I hope you go to the doctor, and will get told that it is nothing, you should rest and not do any cycling for three weeks. But you don’t know that.

Like the others said, sports injuries need to be treated immediately. A few years ago I fell from my bike while in the mountains with my friends. I was pretty bloody, but no major injuries. Just a scraped knee and severe road rash on my hands. Fortunately, my mom works in an orthopedic hospital, so my friends dropped me off at my parents’s house which is 2 km from the hospital my mom works at. My mom took a brief look at my knee and said right away “You will need surgery.” She was right: The wound was so deep small stones and dirt had penetrated the protective layer around my knee joint (which is yellowish, and because she could see this yellowish tissue my mom connected the dots). If it wasn’t taken out, it’d get infected and my joint might have stiffed up as a result.
 

theBlob

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Forget the doctor. Go see a proper physio who deals with cyclists and the injuries they suffer from.
 

dstke

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Jan 6, 2019
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Hi All,
My wife and I will be traveling to Japan soon for 5 weeks of cycling. I was just put on blood thinners after a second pulmonary embolism. Anyone know if Praxbind, the reversal agent for Pradaxa, is widely available in Japan? Anyone else cycling on blood thinners? Any additional precautions you take, e.g., Road ID, notice on home screen of phone?

Thanks,
Doug
 

GrantT

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Hi All,
My wife and I will be traveling to Japan soon for 5 weeks of cycling. I was just put on blood thinners after a second pulmonary embolism. Anyone know if Praxbind, the reversal agent for Pradaxa, is widely available in Japan? Anyone else cycling on blood thinners? Any additional precautions you take, e.g., Road ID, notice on home screen of phone?

Thanks,
Doug
A quick search showed Praxbind was approved in Japan in 2016 and costs around 200,000 yen per vial, but I doin't know if it is widely available. Maybe try sending a brief email to the guy on this page: http://www.med.tohoku.ac.jp/english/about/laboratory/165.html
 

dstke

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Thanks Grant. Tried his email but it bounced I'll track the info down through other medical contacts.