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Old 02-22-2018, 00:51   #11
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if my inr drops to low enough, the warfarin is no longer protecting me from further blot clots. this could happen, if i were to binge on a vitamin k rich food.

if my inr goes too high then I could develop internal bleeding. this could happen if I were to dramatically reduce my vitamin k in my diet, if the reduction creates an excessive dose of warfarin.

in my first week, i had a salad everyday, but it was quite low in vitamin k.

the 2nd and 3rd week, i got lazy and didnt eat much salad....my inr stayed stable

. so i think ill be fine with my intermittent fasting. or it might marginally increase .

muslims that fast for 40 days( ie no food before midnight) typically experience a 20 % shift in their inr.

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I don't know enough about your fasting regimen, but so long as you include broccoli or spinach during your small meal daily, you will be fine. Fresh or canned spinach works great. I buy the canned, salt free stuff at the local store for my brother (we call it medicinal spinach).

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my doctor has my dose stable at an INR of 2.0 which means I won't be adding vitamin k to my fast.

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in contrast, a sudden decrease in vitamin k - for example, fasting - can make your regular dose of warfarin work too much, leading to a state where you might start to have internal bleeding.
120 to 121 mcg K1 is my daily dose from food sources, every day, in order to maintain INR 2.0-3.0. For fasting I use a blend of D3+K1 vitamin tablets, available in health stores which sell vitamins. One tablet contains 120 mcg vitamin K1.

So, I split the tablet ih half, and I take one 1/2 in the morning, the other half in the evening. Fasting 24 hours. Or, crush the tablet, cut it in 3 or four or more pieces, use digital scale to find out how much each piece of crushed tablet contains vitamin K1.

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My doctor is still supporting my request for weekly INR testing.

My current INR is 2.1 when I'm eating, and 3.1 when I'm fasting. This is with the same dose of warfarin.

but my numbers are seeming to be more unpredictable with each passing week. I think a K1 suppliment might smooth things out for me. Thank you for sharing, I think you just gave me this idea.

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My brother has had the INR machine for some years. The goal is to have similar amounts of vit. K daily. Spinach alone can make a difference and you need very little to make that change. We always have a couple of cans of canned spinach in the cupboard in case of issues. He hates the frozen spinach so it's the best option.

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