I had a quart of Tomato Juice and the following day my INR was at 7.0 - Does TJ increase INR results ?
According to this web site, no changes in diet or activity are necessary before an INR/PT test. As a lay person, I would assume you shouldn't have to worry, but the best person to ask is your doctor or someone familiar with this test.
I take a blood thinner and I've been cautioned against eating items which contain vitamin K. VK counteracts the effects of the blood thinner so, for example, I limit my salad intake.
Normal INR (for me) is between 2 and 3 and at 4MG per day I'm very consistent. If you have been taking a blood thinner and your INR has been consistent but suddenly your at 7 (and that's a big number to me) something dramatic has happened and you need to see a doctor immediately.
I suggest you call for an appointment early this AM and if your doc can't see you, or advise you then go to the ER. In my non-medical opinion, your blood is dangerously thin and you're taking to large a dose. Seek medical attention ASAP.
Thanks for the info - I do have an appt. for today -- I did find some articles suggesting Lycopene can be a anticoagulant, and Dr. Fuhrman who writes for " Healthy Times " even suggested tomato juice as a consideration for Coumadin..
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