I agree with you both, to a point.
As I mentioned I was on Xarelto. Started on Coumadin INR was all over, doc puts me on Xarelto. No problem for years.
Move and get a new doctor. Old protocol was see doctor, he would write me a prescription for a three month online pharmacy with three renewals, see you next year. New doc says no, Xarelto is a bad drug no prescription. I am thinking cool maybe time to stop this. He tells me I need to be on Eliquis.
I do my legwork. Best I see is that neither is a good long term solution but one is not better nor more dangerous than other. I am not a doctor but still think his recommendation was based on the pharma influence rather than any true medical benefit. I am willing to read the dreary details of these studies. My favorite trick is 10 people out of 1000 die from one treatment, 15 out of 1000 from another. So the first says theirs gives 50% better results even though I would say that is statistically insignificant and neither mentioned what the death rate from no treatment.
Switch to new doc, tell him I want off. He has a few tests run, and agrees with me reluctantly. He is actually cool, we talk about alternative forms of treatment.
So to bring this back to square one, maybe some of this works for you, maybe not me. Lifestyle, genetics and environment are funny things.If you can take out the placebo effect and establish a true routine some of this might actually work for you. I do know that I am much more active than most of my friends and coworkers most who are 10-20 years younger than me. I have severe arthritis pain in shoulders and knees, thanks to football. I am willing to try just about anything...