Hi everyone, I've been on warfarin for nearly 3 years now. No real dramas with it and it's the only medication I'm on for APS. What s concerning me now is the potential serious side effects of warfarin namely 1) increased risk of calcification of arteries, 2) increased risk of osteoporosis. Warfarin inhibits Vitamin K which is essential in ensuring calcium is deposited in your bones and not your arteries or ligaments. X-rays & ultrasounds have confirmed I've got calcification in the shoulder muscle & ankle ligament. Very painful.
I'm considering taking Vitamin K2 supplement.
1. Does anyone else take vit K2,
I've also read that if you take Vit D supplement it is even more important you take Vit K2?
2. For everyone else on warfarin what do you do/ take to mitigate the potential serious side effects I've mentioned above. ?
For the record, my experience is docs don't know much about Vit K2.
I live in sunny Perth, Oz