It was 5.8
Finding a good balance between vitamin K in your diet, and Warfarin dosage takes time, and can also change over time. Generally, 'more K' equates to 'lessened effect of warfarin'. I've been on warfarin since '08, and I've had a couple wide variations. Some foods will change the way your body reacts to warfarin. Also, my doc was surprised that I wasn't aware that starting a new exercise would change the numbers. Adding extra protein changed my numbers too. All these things have been things I've had to adjust for. Basically living the same, on average, from week to week, allows your doctor to help you become stable in your dosage. The biggest change I ever had was a big surprise to me, but not to my doc. I attended a party, several days before my INR test, and my number was very high. It was because I'd had three beers at the party. Alcohol will change your numbers drastically.
'Leafy greens' aren't the only things to effect your numbers. Learn, with your doctor's help, and through experience, what works for you.
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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