OK, so as some of you know, I had bilateral pulmonary emboli in 2005 and was diagnosed with a genetic clotting disorder. It turns out that I had at least eleven clots. Then, after nine moths, my idiot doctor took me off coumadin. Fast forward to this winter... I have two new clots and the valves in my veins are kaput. So I'm back on coumadin but things are a little different this time. Before I had no leafy greens, no coffee, no fish oil, no vitamin C, etc., nothing that would affect the coumadin and my INR. Now Im having all of the above in consistent amounts each day and in moderation. Heres what has happened with my INR: on 5mg, about 1, 7.5mg, 1.2, 10mg, 1.7, 15mg, 4.4!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then three days of 10, 12.5 and 15 INR of 3.2, several days on 12.5, now back at 1.7!!! I cannot get in range to save my soul! I know this is all based on consumption, may be affected by hormones, etc., but this is ridiculous. I will get a new INR result tomorrow. Has anyone had an INR that jumps around like this? Last time I was on 7.5mg and my INR stayed at about 2.5 consistently. Also, FYI, I am not drinking help!
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