Hi, I have been taking warfarin since November after a DVT was diagnosed following taking the combined pill for 3 months (under medical supervision I might add!).
I am concerned that I have not been at my target range of 2.5 (2 to 3 ) for a steady period. Is it possible to advise me of my % time in therapy?
22/11/12 started on claxene and warfarin
29/11/12 - 1.4
30/11/12 - 2.0
04/12/12 - 2.9
11/12/12 - 2.1
18/12/12 - 3.5
21/12/12 - 2.8
28/12/12 - 1.8
04/01/13 - 2.8 (Consultant decided I did not need weekly test now)
18/01/13 - 1.8 (Consultant decided I did need weekly tests)
25/01/13 - 2.0
01/02/13 - 1.7
08/02/13 - FINGERS CROSSED :0)
I am experiencing discomfort that I had in the earlier time of treatment and more aching/tightness in my calf. My leg does not feel hot but still colours up though not as bad as initial. I went to see my new doctors and she told me to strip off including my compression stocking, measured my leg and told me that my leg was thinner than the other one. She then asked me questions about the stocking and I was struggling to get it back on and she told me to scrunch it up and pull it on like old tights. I did not leave there feeling like I could go back as she did not seem to know much about the treatment of DVT so I am hoping that somebody on here might have experienced similar aches etc. I only went to the dr's to try and have some questions answered about recovery but she did not understand my concerns and I felt hurried out of the room. She assured me that the vein repairs itself and totally recovers and not to read things on the internet as they are wrong. At this point I did not bother to point out that what I had read was on NHS Direct ;0)
Any info would be gladly received. Thank you.