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I’ll take a little “rat poison” with that!

rat poison

Well I have officially been on Warfarin aka Rat Poison for three days to treat my partial deep vein thrombosis (DVT). I am patiently, or not so patiently, awaiting the results of my first INR blood work (basically the clotting time of my blood while on Warfarin). Depending on the number, my dose of medication may need to be adjusted.

My husband and I spent two hours in the car outside the local ER when I took my first dose of 5 mg. on Tuesday. My doctor said if I had no reactions I could take an additional 5 mg.  If I didn’t feel comfortable doing that, she said to stay at 5 mg. until my first test. It was 7:30 by the time my 2-hour wait was over. I was taught back in Dallas with my energy work that I could ask my body if something was good for me.  After working with things I knew were safe and getting no specific response, I began using bananas (anaphylactic) and mushrooms (mold). Both times I got this incredible whonky feeling in my head. I went back to something that was safe and no response. Finally I asked if I should take another 5 mg tablet.  Again, I got the whonky feeling in my head. I decided to keep my dose at 5 mg. until my results come back today.

The difficult part is making sure that I don’t overdo on foods with Vitamin K. My biggest difficulty is going to be my green tea. I am not sure exactly how much I can take without causing too much interference with my INR levels.  I want to dose to my diet and not the other way around.

It is very possible that I will be on this “rat poison” for six months. I am not sure how it will affect my LDA treatments either. I have emailed my doctor to see if this is going to be another issue I have to deal with.

My right leg is still swollen and painful. I can stand in the kitchen or walk around for short periods and then find myself needing to prop up my leg and add some heat to it. I can sit here in the office at the computer as long as I keep my time limited as well.  It is so frustrating!!! I have so many things to do and everything is impacted by my darn leg and my DVT.

My time is up here in the office. I am off to elevate my leg and dream of a big glass of iced green tea.