February 11, 2009

My INR number has stabilized

My INR number for my Coumidan-level has stabilized. I'm taking 5 mg five times per week and 7.5 mg twice a week. Coumidan doesn't actually thin the blood. It reduces the coagulation factor (vitamin K) so the blood doesn't coagulate as much, hence reducing the liklihood of clots. I've been having weekly blood-draws to check the INR, but now that it has stabilized, my next blood draw is in two weeks, and hopfully monthly after that.

1 comment:

robison52 said...

Sounds like you're coming along fine and now your Coumidan-level has stabilized! I'm sure your blood draw in two weeks will be fine. (Yup, I'm now back on the computer today!!)