I've decided that I would feel very comfortable with self-testing and it would also give me confidence that I was in i.n.r. range at times when I know that perhaps I might not be - e.g. last time I had a blood test and then went on holiday to France the next day ( I do not receive my inr results until 2 days after blood test ). My G.P. then rang me on holiday to tell me that my inr was 3.5. My previous test had been 6 weeks earlier.
I would prefer to test every 2 weeks and be more in control.
At the surgery today I asked if I could self-test and was told that nobody in this health authority self -tests and I wouldn't be allowed. I know a lot of you do self-testing ,why is this a postcode lottery as whether you can or can't, surely the decision should be your own if you are capable of doing it.
I might just buy a machine for my own piece of mind, and of course I will have to buy the lancets and testing strips as they will not be prescribed for me on prescription.
What do you all think ? Should I buy ,at quite a considerable expense, or should I just carry on as before ?