I have been on Warfarin for 8 years, range 3-4. I have had two Retinal Vein Occlusions.
The first before treatment, and the second unfortunately when on Warfarin 3-4.
Over the last two years I have experienced more fatigue and weakness, gut problems,
palpitations, loss of appetite and considerable weight loss. The gut problem was put down
to diverticulitis, and the other symptoms I assumed with APS/Sjogrens Syndrome. However I have just had a diagnosis of Folic Acid Deficiency, and all the above
conditions are likely to be the FA deficiency, not the Sjogrens etc. At present my INR
has dropped to 2.6, and no call from the Warfarin Clinic, and I have never had the option
to self administer a Heparin dose. Have most of you seen a haemotologist? I see an
Immunologist with a special interest in AutomImmune conditions. I have upped my dose myself by an extra 1/2 mg.. Would appreciate some advice I would really like to switch to
Heparin, as the INR is so unstable , with the vit. K foods, which I should now eat because
of the FA deficiency. Help?