Since my TIA I have been on Coumadin. It is a blood thinner- and a fabulous way to see just how klutzy I am. Really no on needs to know how many times I run into things. It is just sad. Bruises are not sexy.
Anyway Coumadin is a PITA. Every week I have to get my blood tested to check my INR. One week I am too high the next week to low. Apparently every medicine in the world impacts Coumadin levels. So if I have to go on prednisone for example- for asthma- my INR (clotting factor) drops too low which means that I need to increase my Coumadin dose. Trouble is- Prednisone is dosed on a taper so as my Prednisone dose goes down I have to balance it with the Coumadin. This is not even with dealing with diet issues! Obnoxious. This is for life- I will be on Coumadin (or other blood thinner forever).
So my dose changes every week. Sometimes more than once a week. Then there are different doses every day, which is a pain to remember.
Coumadin is definitely preferable to another clot, but it is still pretty annoying