I must say that after my swift swop from warfarin to apixaban, i am just starting to feel the benefit of an unrestrictive diet. As you all know, i was more than happy on warfarin and didnt feel as if I allowed it to rule my diet, but I now realise that I must have curtailed my natural way of eating somewhat. It is great to be able to have extra portions of veg, 2 salads in one day, and........cranberries!
One question though.......
On warfarin and being a self tester, i could easily see if I was ill, that my I.N.R. had gone up and I could make adjustments. Similarly, if i exercised a lot and my I.N.R. went down.
I know that apixaban works on a different clotting factor but is the level of it in your blood affected by these things and if so, does that mean we could be under or over anticoagulated without knowing.....any ideas?