It really helps me to vent all of these things to you all...as you know how all of this feels. I am crying. Went to the doc today after a month of not walking right...using a walker, falls, temporary loss of vision in one eye, fingers numb and splotches suddenly appearing on my calf (dont know what this is) and headaches. My INR was 2.5 a week ago when I couldnt see. Today they said it was theraputic last week...and didnt check it today. WELL....this isnt theraputic...if it was theraputic I wouldnt be experiencing all of this!!!!
So he had talked about Lovenox and switching to that completely. After very expert sound advice I told him I would like my INR at 3.8 to 4 to see if the symptoms abate. He said that I have had these same symptoms at INR of 3 and he feels anything over that wont help and is afraid of the bleeding risk.
I will take that risk to see if this helps.
So now they have me listed as Coumadin Failure. Well I dont know if Coumadin has failed me....I dont think I have enough of it!
In the US self monitoring isnt commonplace and my doc wont allow it.
So I will start injections in a couple of weeks as I am getting assitance with the cost since it is very high. (another reason I would like to try a higher INR..coumadin is very reasonably priced).
I just want to go to a far away beach and get a comfy chair, and umbrella and a cabana boy to get me cute little drinks with fruit in them and never leave!!!!!!!!!!!