INR going down with increased warfarin, need advice.

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INR going down with increased warfarin, need advice.

Postby katiewintle » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi all need you advice about my warfarin/INR
My range is 3-4, ideally 3.5.
5/10/15 - 4.8, 7/8mg alternate days
12/10/15 - 3.1, 7/8mg alternate days
28/10/15 - 2.9, 7mg Mon & Thurs 8mg other days
6/11/15 - 2.8, 8mg daily
13/11/15 - 2.9, 9mg Mon & Fri, 8mg other days
20/11/15 - 2.7, 8/9mg alternate days
27/11/15 - 2.6, 10mg Mon & Fri, 9mg other days.
Done 3 tests on my own machine this week with readings of 3.6 (tues), 3.7 (thurs) and 3.3 (today) which was done after my appt at clinic.
I have not changed what I eat or drink, no changes in medication either. Any ideas?
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Re: INR going down with increased warfarin, need advice.

Postby Aimie » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am

HI Katie,

I've been in this situation before where my INR keeps going up and down. I had my INR tested once a week for a month. It kept changing then it got back in the range so had a few more test which it stayed in the range has has done for a while.
I was told that it could be the change in weather, body change or just one of those things. Your probably best to ask your nurse at your Gp surgery to do the test and not do one at home at the same time as the software that does the test might be a little different. If there's no change talk to your doctor.

I hope this helps and that your INR gets back to were it should be.
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Re: INR going down with increased warfarin, need advice.

Postby Tricky Dicky » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:09 pm

Hi Katie,

Are you new to Warfarin? It seems to take some time to settle down (well it did for me).

Hopefully your clinic will be able to advise you.

Take care,

TD
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