Plavix & Heavy Periods- Help

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Dejaboo
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have only been on Plavix for 5 days.  My Closure is in 1 week. I am also on 81mg aspirin.
 
All summer while on Aspirin my periods were heavier.  But this time its really bad, I mean really Bad!
 
Its day 9 & there doesnt seem to be an end in site.  There are lots of big clots too.  Sorry (TMI)
I could live in the bathroom tonight I think.
 
If it continues like this I will be severly Anemic by surgery..And I dont have any doubts really that it will be done in a week.
 
I will call my Cardio tomorrow...But he is terrible at returning calls.  it can take a week!
 
And what will he do.  Im really upset & scared.
 
All the drugs seem to have this as a Possible side effect.
 
Has anyone else had this problem & what did you do?
 
I han An endometrial Ablation 4 years ago...it was only a little succesful...And when I started Plavix for 1 month this may & then onto aspirin for the summer & up til last week...Things have just gotten worse.
 
Thanks for any Input.
Dejaboo

Miss Helen
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had problems with anemia due to heavy menstruation while on coumadin.   I ended up hospitalized 3 times in 2005 for anemia due to extremely heavy periods.   Once my hematocrit was 12 !!  My gynecologist finally took me seriously after the three bouts with anemia and did a total hysterectomy.   It was discovered that I had a uterine polyp which bled excessively due to coumadin therapy which is similar to plavix.   I suggest you contact your gynecologist and get an appointment with him/her asap.   It's especially important that any anemia be cleared up prior to your surgery.  
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