Hi. I'm on Simvistatin, Ramipril and Clopidogrel 5 years after
Hemp oil can certainly be tried additionally, but it cannot replace them...
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I can understand your concerns...
Yes, I concur with you regarding the benefits of hemp oil. However, please note that hemp oil, being alternative and supplemental therapy doesn't really have a lot of clinical trials with respect to these conventional medications, hence can't be replaced like that.
It can certainly be tried as additionally along with the other medications and response can be checked afterwards during the follow-ups.
It's good that you've cut back on the alcohol, but please try to stop it altogether...
Now, coming to your current regimen of medication, the Clopidogrel is an essential medication. Although 5years is a long time period, considering you've almost recovered, I'd recommend getting a check MRI done in the first place, based on the reports, a decision can be taken to completely stop it or replace with a simple baby-aspirin perhaps.
Ramipril can be behind most of those reactions, and can certainly be replaced with other antihypertensives like ARBs (eg. Losartan, Olmesartan etc.)...But before that, a serial blood pressure monitoring along with a few necessary investigations (LFT, KFT, electrolytes, lipid profile, 12 lead ECG) should be done...Similarly, Simvastatin can also be replaced with other medications (eg. Rosuvastatin, Pravastatin) or at least it's dose can be modified based on the check-up...
Please discuss with your GP regarding all these and proceed accordingly...
Let me know if I can assist you further...
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You're most welcome...
Yes, please do so...
Pretty much how I saw it myself. Thanks for the in-depth insight into my drugs, will now consult with my GP about the way forward.
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