To all those friends who commented on my post last week re: my INR's being 3.1.
OK, back to the surgery yesterday to check my levels....the computer had set my dose at 1mg less last week, to get them back in range.(total 33mg over 7 days). I ignored this and cut my dose by only half mg, plus upped my "greens" intake a bit. I know that if I take less than a total of 35mg per week, I will drop out of range.
Viola! My INR was 2.3......... so that is from 3.1 to 2.3 in only 7 days. I am sure if I had taken the dose the computer suggested I would have been OUT of range!!
So yesterday the computer suggested that I now take the same dose that I was taking BEFORE I got the reading of 3.1 and go back AGAIN in a fortnight for another check.
I have always argued that a test only every 6-8 weeks or so, is not enough if it can change that much in only 7 days!
The sooner I get a Coagcheck to keep an eye on things the better!!