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Fantasy avatar 6  Sue Nott wrote 3 months ago

I have had trouble regulating my diet to maintain a target INR. In the past we would do INR about every two weeks. In recent blood I have been able to keep it has GENERALLY been in the "safe" zone...I can't remember what those values are. The hematologist has decided once a month testing will be adequate. I am worried about that. Also, it is very hard for me to maintain a "balanced" diet because I eat very little meat, and my exercise has increased significantly lately. Any advice? I do not have a "good" relationship with the Hematologist.

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Polar bear family 2  0676818 - - posted 3 months ago

If you've increased your exercise load, you should probably increase the INR testing frequency for a while. Even if you track the quantity of vitamin K you injest (which I suggest eyeballing), the total quantity of food, and especially the protein you ingest tend to "dilute" your medication. I found it significantly increases the dose (nearing 12mg per day). I exercise about the same amount every week, and keep an eye on the macro-nutrients balance and the total vitamin k of major contributing vegetables, and my INR has been stable for years. It tend to sway when I increase or decrease the weekly training time.

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