INR from 10am testing this morning just came in: 2.4!Sorry to hear Chuck. That's high! They're not making it easy for you! Definitely agree one must be own advocate, question and challenge everything.
Easy to get standing order at Quest from your PCP. I've had one since getting home. You should test every 2 to 3 days now until INR is closer to target. With the massive K influx, amiodarone, and holding Warfarin, you're going to see variability for awhile. Hang in there!
Very good news.
Will actually be testing every day for awhile, because there are opposing forces at the moment in my system. I am still on Amiodarone, which amplifies the effect of warfarin, but at half the dose, and have have 2.5mg of k1 and 2.5 of k2, which were both taken yesterday, still pushing down the effects of warfarin. In fact, given that I was INR 2.4 about 3 hours ago, my INR is almost certainly below that now. But, still there is margin before I get in any trouble.
Just dosed 3mg warfarin now and will be interesting to where we are at Saturday morning. Which will have more impact- vitamin k or amiodarone? From what I could find online, vitamin K influences INR for about 24-48 hours. So, it did its job well, and hopefully will not be in the mix soon. From then it is just a matter of finding the right warfarin dose that keeps me in range, while being amplified by a now lower dose of amiodarone. I was on 800mg amiodarone and they switched me to 400mg as of today.
Lots of testing in the next few days, but things are under control.