I recently joined this group after my husband (aged 70) was diagnosed with a DVT about a month ago. He is fine, & having to attend the GP surgery regularly to have his INR levels monitored. He is likely to be warfarin for the rest of his life as his dvt was "unprovoked". We are interested in the current conversation about self monitoring of INR levels, as he is very fit/active, and the appointments at the surgery are not at particularly convenient times. So far, he has been prevented from normal volunteering activities on a couple of occasions, and there is no certainty that he can, e.g. book appointments in advance at more convenient times.
In addition to the possibility of self monitoring (which we will raise with our GP), my question is why pharmacies cannot do this & e.g. email the results to the GP surgery, who can then contact you if any changes are required in the dosage.
My other question is that we going to France next week to complete a long distance walk & will be away from home for 15 days. Does anyone know if there are arrangements for monitoring in France if this should be necessary?