I am new to the forum having recently being diagnosed with AF but am not in it 24/7 it comes and goes and normally doesn't last too long, thankfully,( never the less it is still a' pain' when I get an attack)- following discovery of Hyperthyroidism last summer. I have also had high blood pressure for a fair while but have only been on Meds. for 10 months, this has thankfully come down to normal levels recently after cutting down considerably on caffeine and wine. I currently take 80mg Propranolol & 200mg of Propylthiouracil for the overactive Thyroid, 20mg Lisinopril & 5mg Amlodipine for the Hypertension and have just had my Warfarin increased to 5mg as from today. I started the Warfarin 19 days ago, it has been increased from 2 to 3 to 4 and now 5mg, my INR is still 1.0. I realise that getting the levels right will take a while but though I would have responded at least a little by now. I hate taking so much medication and am determined to be as proactive as possible in managing my health problems, hopefully reducing the Meds over time. I eat a diet pretty rich in Vit K loaded foods so presume this may have something to do with the INR reading? I am 51 and very active and generally fit. My GP is excellent in everyway and I am currently getting checked bi weekly for both INR & BP. I can question on my next visit, but was interested to hear you comments.
Thanks in advance