Does anyone know scientifically why our symptoms seem to improve as our INRs go up? My hematologist told me today that there was no link between use of warfarin (Coumadin) and resolution of symptoms.
Anecdotally I can surely say that I just went through 2 months of terrible symptoms of all sorts -- the full range (gastro, memory, headaches, aches & pains, GERD, etc.) only to find out that during that period my INR was 1.1 or thereabouts. Don't know how that happened.
Anyway, now that my INR is up to 3.5 I feel much better. He is telling me that it is jus the flare up going into remission. So how do we know it's that and not the actual warfarin therapy?