Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
My wife and I are thinking of traveling to Sri Lanka later this year, my question is, have any of you advice – do’s and don’ts for long haul travel. I have had a couple of trips to Moscow this year, no problem apart from INR being high, any advice welcome.
1. Enjoy yourself.
2. Try and take your Warfarin at the same time as you would have at home.
3. If you can, self test, the change of diet and temperature is likely to change your INR, and self testing will ensure that you keep your INR in balance.
Thanks James, as ever good advice.
I too echo the above comments – when I was in China earlier in the year I took my Warfarin just before bed (as late as possible) because this was as close to 18:00 UK time that I could get, 18:00 UK time being my normal time. I always find my INR goes up when I travel from home – even if it’s a short trip to say Germany. I guess it’s just my routine is different. I test with my Coaguchek XS and adjust Warfarin dosage slightly if required.
Hope you both have a wonderful time – you deserve it.