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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    I got a CoagSense just before the Covid. The correlation between the CoagSense and the Health Insurance Blood Laboratory machine was at the 97% level by the time of the arrival of Covid. I use a ThermoPhore to warm up my hands prior to poking myself. Since I am married, My wife draws the blood...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    ******************************** OOPS, I swapped the terms CougSense and CoagUCheck in my memory. I own a CoagSense not a CoagUChek XS. You would have to have a doctor relative to buy the CoagUChek XS and then give it to you. My purchase was from Wilburn and when I bought it, they told me the...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    In the USA, I live in, my doctors do not really like self monitoring. However, Medicare covers it. My health care plan prefers that you use their monitor that Medicare pays for the RENTAL of. When I showed my doctor how the fees worked, he wrote me a prescription to allow me to BUY my own...
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    Coumadin clinic

    Ditto for me. The 1 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg works well for me. If you have to, you can even split the 1 mg into halves and quarters. For two weeks, I was taking 15.75 mg per day to fine tune my INR in response to changes in my melatonin and Vitamin K2. Now I am taking 15.0. Switching dosages was easy...
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    Unexplained pain and numbness

    Pellicle, You said " science tries not to be subjective." and "... if you doubt the existence of atoms then you should prove it." Unfortunately, government high level executives love saying that they "represent" science and that anyone who disagrees with them is anti-science. I worked in...
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    Unexplained pain and numbness

    My cardiac surgeon was mad as hell at my health plan for following "official" medical science as represented by the CDC/NIH/FDA guidelines here in the USA instead of past medical experience of the cardiac surgeons at his hospital. The question is what is pushback against medical science. It has...
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    Coag-Sense versus CoaguChek xs and labs

    Protimenow, Actually, this part of the thread should be moved to the vaccine thread. I apologize to you for the length and getting carried away with the info, However, I was annoyed by the reference to Dr. Paul Marik as "ostensibly in the trenches". I have been reading up on this topic since Jan...
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    Coag-Sense versus CoaguChek xs and labs

    Chuck, The death rate in the Norfolk Hampton Roads area was about 10% lower then the rest of the state. While not huge, it was significantly lower. Dr. Paul Marik, the Intensive Care Doctor, who also has a degree in Pharmacy, is a professor of intensive care at Eastern Virginia Medical School...
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    Coag-Sense versus CoaguChek xs and labs

    My Coag-Sense meter correlates perfectly with my Health Plan's lab machine. However, the Health Plan has never changed either their machine nor their reagent. Thus, the perfect correlation has never changed. With Covid, my overall diet has been unchanged for two years and so it is unlikely that...
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    Anyone NEED a meter?

    Pellicle, Thank you for the LibreOffice Tip on how to count the out of range draws. I will have to add that to my spreadsheet just for the fun of knowing how often I am out of range in a year. Since my range is 2.5 to 3.5, I may count both those over 3.5 and those over 4.0 and those under 2.5...
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    Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing Consensus Guidelines Published

    seconded, although I would speak highly of my friend who is a pharmacist, but then he's pretty experienced and well educated ## I am inserting my responses with ## at the beginning of the line. I am sorry for the verbosity but you asked serious questions deserving detailed answers. have you...
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    Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing Consensus Guidelines Published

    Shark7 said "... what is it about self testing that you dont really like?" Ooops, I gave you a misunderstanding. Actually, I like home testing. I test approximately once a week and have my wife help me to make sure I do it right. My INR tracks my health plan's INR tests when I check them in...
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    Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing Consensus Guidelines Published

    Many thanks for the updated link. It is now downloaded and I will give it to my doctor and Coumadin Clinic. They have me on self testing but do not really like it. Walk in His Peace, Scribe With a Stylus
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    Supplements and Warfarin

    I generally take name brand supplements for consistency. However, I also test weekly. If a new supplement, I test twice a week for the first week. I found a slight change in my INR from K2. When we added it, just 50 ug, my INR dropped slightly and I had to add 1/4 of coumadin to my daily amount...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    The CoagSense has a spinning wheel in it. One lets the INR Test Meter "spin up" at the beginning of the test and injects the blood onto the spinning wheel. The meter then uses a laser to observe when the blood actually coagulates. This is the direct measurement of the formation of a clot by the...
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    Remote INR taking over Coaguchek

    Alternatively, you could purchase a Coag-Sense as Protime did. I purchased one with a prescription after reading Protime's experiences. My internist had originally balked wanting me to purchase one through the insurance plan. However, when I told him about the financing shenanigans going on he...
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    Does COVID affect anticoagulation with patients on Warfarin? Affect INR?

    For me, diet has been a "reproducibly significant issue". However, I eat approximately 300 mg of greens per day. This is because Spinach has 306 mg of K1 in two ounces and is easier to get then most greens when traveling. This keeps my average level of K1 very constant even if I unknowingly eat...
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    Prostate benefit for vitamin K2?

    Tom, My doctor prescribed finasteride also. My wife read the package insert when I got home. It said that 3% of the patients got fatal prostate cancer after taking it. That is 97% that do not. You might want to read your package insert and see if it says the same thing. For the time being, I...
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    VitD and bio AVR

    Maineiacs, Do you eat organic food? Maine is a more rural area and agricultural, dairy and meat products are more likely to be grass fed. Grass fed products are naturally high in vitamin K2 and A which naturally keep calcium from accumulating in the wrong areas of the body. According to "Vitamin...
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