I am on coumadin for life after a 2nd PE two years ago. Just wanted to throw in my thoughts.
My doctor emphasizes that no food is off limits. She does, however, insist that I be consistent in eating foods that counteract the coumadin. Meaning I shouldn't eat a spinach salad every day for a week then stop for an entire week. I can (and do) eat boatloads of salads, greens, and other Vitamin K endriched foods and my INR is consistently at theraputic levels.
Your doctor should adjust your coumadin levels based on your diet, not base your diet on your coumadin levels. Being on coumadin sucks sometimes, (it makes my hair so dry and stringy), but I take comfort in the fact that I am (relatively) same from another PE or DVT.
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".
Last edited by Julie131; 02-19-2010 at 12:18 PM.