I wonder where DrSH got is medical degree ?.
First up Plavix is not a beta blocker at all. Its generic name is clopidogrel !. It functions as a platelet inhibitor which means that it makes the blood platelets less sticky and therefore clump together less, hope fully to lessen the blocking of coronary arteries !. Forget the bleeding teeth and all the other dire predictions from DrSH. It is normally prescribed to patients who can not tolerate aspirin as aspirin taken over long period can cause GI bleeds. Now I myself have been on Plavix for many years without any problem whatever so do not stop taking them without consulting your GP.
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45 years old. 5ft 10 in. 235 lbs. High blood pressure history. No meds until recently after mild heart attack! 10 days ago....chest pressure..hospital..diagnosed MI...angioplasty, drug-eluting stent placed. Also diagnosed type 2. Discharged within 48 hrs of admission. Lots of meds! Plavix, Crestor, Ace Inhibitor, beta-blocker, 81 mg aspirin, insulin. Blood pressure now average 110/70. Refused to take insulin at home as had hypoglycemic incident in hospital. Blood sugars at home averaging: a.m..8.3, before meals...7.1...post-prandial..8.3. (HbA1c from hospital...8.6.) Before MI, ate too much...anything and everything. Since discharge...lots of low-glycemic vegetables and lean protein...measured portions. Also taking CarnoChrome, bitter melon, gymneme, biotin, alpha-lipoic acid, ubiquinol, lecithin, cinnamon.....to help with blood sugars. Now better blood sugar readings than in hospital with insulin. However, hospital fed me pasta, pineapple, and apple juice all in one meal....hi-glycemic. QUESTION: Today noticed mottled skin, especially on my big belly. Concern?? Common Plavix side effect? I feel good, just wondering about mottled skin. No raised bumps or itchiness. Appreciate comments. THANK YOU!
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