I am so happy to say that I finally found a hematologist near me that works with APS! He looked at my past 3 labs that were taken 3 months apart and said there's no question that I have APS. He is very knowledgeable, ready to work WITH me and I've started back on my Warfarin last Thursday.
Here is my spinach question. I realize that I need to be very consistent with my Vitamin K intake and I generally eat spinach most every day. I either eat it as part of a salad or I saute' it and eat with an egg in the morning. It's generally about a "cup". I keep seeing that a cup of RAW spinach is about 144.9 mcg, but then I've seen where ONE leaf is about 48.3 mcg per leaf. Are they saying that there are only about three leafs of spinach in a cup? That sounds a little off. I generally grab a handful of spinach when I put it in a salad or saute' it and that would be a lot more than 144.9 mcg.
I am using a vitamin K tracker and my goal is to get my small amounts of my usual vitamin K through blueberries, romain lettuce, carrots, celery, cashews etc then at the end of the day supplement spinach to keep my vitamin K at a specific level. I think it would be easier for me to manage that way. There's just a big difference in what I thought a "cup" of raw spinach is and what I keep seeing on-line.
Can some of you APS friend help me out and tell me how you manage your vitamin K in-take? I think it's still very good for me to eat vitamin K - rich foods and just stay consistent rather than cut them out completely.
Oh - by the way. I was on 5 mg warfarin x 4 nights and my INR only rose to 1.5. I guess after my PE I was on Heparin to begin with so that's another reason why it's taking longer to get to where we want it. They kept me on the 5 mg two more nights and I retest tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for your input!