Jaci wrote 12 months ago
My name is Jaci. I am a retired Pathologist after 30 years in practice. Won't give medical advice but I will answer questions.
About 5.5 years ago I had my first DVT and was placed on coumadin for 6 months. After an all clear doppler I was taken off of the drug. About 2 months later I suffered another DVT in the same leg and placed on coumadin again. After 7 Months I was taken off of the drug. In June of 2011 I developed a 6 inch blood clot behind my knee. Pieces broke off and headed for my lungs. I barely remember the ambulance coming to my house and 2 days later I finally woke up to find that I had at least 25 emboli in my lungs. After 4 days of heparin I was started on Lovenox and then transferred back to coumadin for the rest of my life. I also have a high fibrinogen level so my INR's are all over the place. My lowest has been 1.0 and my highest was 6.2. I rarely change my coumadin dosage without the clinics suggestion. Right now I am taking 5.0 mg nightly.
Thanks for reading.