I'm 77 and have had 3 DVT's. first in 1965 after 3rd childbirth. I was one of the first 100 women to take birth control pill (100 mg of Enovid) in my city. I received it from Planned Parenthood and had regular one month checkups. I stopped two years later to have third child. I had the first DVT three days after birth and was told it was because of Enovid and to NEVER take hormones again. Many years later when I was going through menopause, hot flashes were 24/7 and hormone patches were recommended and was told that were much safer. Well, I ended up in ER with a DVT in calf vein.. Sent home on bedrest. One week later, another in my groin. This time put on Lovanox for ten days and then on Warfarin. I do self testing and when I have been on antibiotics for numerous ear infections and UTI's, my INR really fluctuates. I HATE that my hair has been thinned out but I wear a beret to hide it. I really miss eating all the food I can no longer have and then I'm grateful to be able to have what I can. There are really worse things in life than having to give up vitamin K foods. I've been on Warfarin since 2005 and will be on it for lifetime. Arthritis is a much bigger problem for me. I'm glad I've found this forum and enjoy reading other's comments and how they deal with Warfarin.