My activity is restricted to only walking for now due to the dvt, but I didn't know that activity levels would affect warfarin levels also. I know what you mean- I have no idea what is causing this although sometimes it does seem to be diet. At least with insulin we don't have to worry about bleeding and clots, lol.
My father was thinking about a home meter too, but then he found out that they force you to test once per week and medicare is charged a lot for that. If you don't test once per week they take the meter back as it's sort of a rental. It seems to be a money making scam for the company that makes them and for insurances.
I'm not sure about how they know you are ok on lovenox. I have read several articles about it and there are tests to see if the way it acts is working or not, but no one does them apparently. I found this which says they are supposed to check platelets before you start, and they can test ACT and APTT also to see if it is working. Someone here also said you should also be checked weekly cbcp to check for thrombocytopenia/low blood platelets which can cause bleeding.
that was one of my other concerns about switching to lovenox, I'm wondering how safe it is compared to warfarin. I know if you're pregnant, you can't take warfarin and they put you on lovenox instead, so it must be safer for some reason.
The needle is not huge I guess but it is a lot bigger than an insulin needle and it is harder for me to do. But it was less painful usually when I did it myself overall, so maybe I should switch.