- Aug 8, 2008
- Redondo Beach, CA
For me, some medication, one beer or any other alcohol (> 4 oz!!) elevates my INR. But with time, I automatically adjust my dose that night. With time you’ll become also familiar with what affects your INR personally!So I just had a new mechanical valve put in 10 days ago. I was at 2.2 two days ago and get my next test tomorrow morning. I take 7.5mg a day for now. My diet includes a decent amount of Vitamin K via low sodium cold pressed organic vegetable juice that get some a lot of potassium as well as other nutrients every morning and then for lunch I have an Evolution Fresh Cold pressed Green Devotion which also gets me a bunch of potassium, but has spinach and kale with vitamin K. And lastly I eat salads 3-4 days a week for dinner where we use our own home made dressing with avocado oil (know to impact Coumadin). I and trying to figure out how to phase these items back into my diet without sending my INR on a wild ride. I can’t seem to find any guidance on how much vitamin k it takes to impact INR and then how quickly. Thanks for all your suggestions.
Food wise, I stay somehow consistent. I always have greens either in salad, smoothies, or in stews.
If you’re into vitamins, check if they have vitamin k. One time I took calcium that contained vitamin k. I didn’t know and was confused for a while about the change in my INR.
Don’t fret about it!