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Commented on My Name is Veronica, Co-Founder of INR Tracker, and I have a blood clotting disorder. Ask me anything. almost 2 years ago
Thank you for sharing your story, Veronica, and for creating this website.
In 2011 I had a mini stroke (TIA) at around 8am, despite being on low dose aspirin, and at 2pm the same day was examined by a doctor at my local hospital, had blood tests, Doppler scan and CT scan. Was put on medication to prevent further strokes and a couple of weeks later returned to to be told I had Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome (aka Hughes Syndrome) a genetic blood clotting condition, and that I'd have to be on lifelong Warfarin with an INR between 3 and 4, my target being 3.5. All I can say is how brilliant the National Health Service is in the UK.
I've always been a healthy eater, mainly vegetarian and fish, and love my salads and green veggies so I find it difficult to keep my INR stable, but I usually get there. Only trouble is when I have a cold, etc. my INR is all over the place. I sometimes feel lifelong Warfarin is a bit of a life sentence but hey, its better than the alternative!
Once again, thanks for sharing.
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