DVT & PE 2012 warfarin target INR 2.5 just started plaquenil with St Thomas's 2 months in of 3 trial.
Oh joy ..... Was meant to go 8 weeks but asked for a test after 4 which was just as well as then had 2 weeks of low count of 1.8 and only minor adjustments to warfarin dose been feeling 'off' for few days then last night I felt really odd and breathless just walking dog so went to GPs emergency clinic today rather than wait for INR appointment tomorrow. Glad I did INR dropped to 1.7. Doc did all checks but I knew I wasn't clotted anyway boy you know that feeling but felt like I was going too. So now I back stabbing the ol heparin for a week and in on Tuesday for next INR....
Yes I should have known better than put up with low INR for 2 weeks I am still target 2.5 as docs have deemed me not needing higher. Well not yet anyways.
Point is when you first get this you long for the INR gaps to be massive, they became a focus of self proof you getting better some how. Docs push for 8 weeks as you just filling up an appointment.
DON'T look at it this way as every time you are checked you are safe!
Too big a gap and you do not know how anti coagulated you are.
I am also going to kick up about this as this thing is dodgy enough without anyone not seeing or telling the importance of a low count. I feel awful absolutely drained like I running on treacle (yes I know it's not actually like this but that is how it feels)
I know it is cos I am stuck between the GP, local Haemo and St Thomas's at mo but want to make sure no one else goes through same as they may not be so lucky