Been on same dose (5mg a day + 1mg on one day a week) since 02/14. INR's been very stable and only been higher than 3, twice in all that time.....both times computer wanted to drop dose, which I ignored (as when previously on 5mg for 7 days, INR went BELOW 2). Last 10 INR's have been between 2.4 and 2.7.
Despite me telling the nurse, some months ago, that I was still taking the old dose, she never bothered to override the computer and correct it, so computer thinks I am on 5mg a day for 7 days.
Today my INR was 3.6 and of course, again the computer wants to cut the dose - this time to 4mg tonight and again on Tuesday. I am very reluctant to do this, because I feel my high INR today is merely due to "Christmas diet" and my not having had my daily handful of salad leaves with lunch + 2 green veg in the evening for over a week.
I confess to be very (and possibly over) anxious about INR's dropping to below 2, as i had a blood clot some years ago, before I had started on Warfarin.
How high is 3.6?? Anyone else had a blip like this?? Think I would rather 'veg out' than drop my dose!!
There is no reply from the helpline......so any volunteers about please, or fellow AF'ers on Warfarin???