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Recently Ive started to get an eye hemmrrhage and I know basically

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Recently I've started to get an eye hemmrrhage and I know basically what has caused it. I'm a 42 yr old male in good health but wanted to get on a supplement regieme to promote good health with my heart and eyes. I started to take the supplements three weeks ago and last week when i woke i noticed a hemorrhage in my left eye on the white surface. it was odd to see this because ive never had this before but i concluded it must have been caused by the supplements. the vitamins i'm take are daily which include:
Vitamins A (25,000 UI),B,C,D,E

Biotin, Folic Acid, Choline, and Inositol, calcium, magnesium, zinc,selenium, manganese, Chromium polynicotinate, molybdenum,potassium, magnesseum, vanadium, boron, Rutin, Sunflower lecithin, Coenzyme A,Reishi Shittake Mushroom Extract,Calcium Aspartate,Coq10,lipotropic factors, apple pectin

One of these vitamins or a combination of a few must be what is causing the hemmorhaging. If any one could help me figure out which vitamins are causing this I would be extremely grateful.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Doctor DanB : The vitamin E is a blood thinner and can predispose to these hemorrhages.
Doctor DanB : Warfarin (coumadin) is one of the most common drugs that cause this. However, taking Plavix, aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naprosyn can thin the blood and predispose to these. Also taking garlic, ginseng, ginko biloba and vitamin E can also thin the blood and predispose to getting these. However, as any bruise, these can happen without taking any of these blood-thinning medications.
Doctor DanB : Also when there is significant pressure being generated in the eye or head, this can happen from that. Examples of this include eye rubbing, sneezing, coughing, lifting a heavy load, straining against a bowel movement or trauma to the eye. If you are not taking any of these medicines or vitamins and/or you've not had any of these pressure causing events, then having multiple episodes of this could be a sign of a bleeding problem and should be checked out by your primary care doctor.In the meantime, if there is any eye discomfort, cool compresses and/or artificial tears can help alleviate your symptoms. As long as there has been no prior eye surgery or trauma, however, there is usually little cause for concern. These hemorrhages will usually resolve in 1-3 weeks spontaneously, as any bruise would. If, however, the pain becomes severe despite Tylenol, artificial tears, and/or cool compresses, or if it associated with one of the worst headaches of your life, or you notice significant vision loss associated with this, then I would consider those emergencies to see the ophthalmologist for. In the end, though, those are exceedingly rare. Does this make sense?
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Thank you for this information. It appears that the culprit which is causing these symptoms is the Vitamin E because I am not taking any of the other items you have mentioned.


Would any of the other vitamins I'm taking have any chance of causing these hemorrhages?

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