Don't want to stop blood thinner

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Rambunctious
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   Posted 9/21/2015 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
In 2004 I had a heart attack at the age of 47, No smoking, Good diet, not over weight, just bad genes. I had a stent inserted and three months later had another stent placed in a different artery. Last month August 2015 age 58 I had another heart attack and had another stent inserted. In 2012 my Dr. took me off Plavix and I think that is what had caused the new blockage.
All of my life I've had quick clotting blood. Never needed stitches. Very thick blood.
I am on Brilinta now after my new stent. My Dr. Said I should only need to take it for a year or so. I don't want to stop taking it. Any feedback would be appreciated. I've always taken 81 mg aspirin and will continue to do so.

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   Posted 9/22/2015 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome, follow docs advice I say, however a second opinion may well be something to consider. I take one astrix (aspirin-thinner) every morning. it is a common thing for heart patients, and for people keeping a healthy heart. maybe it is an interaction issue with other meds? your pharmacist is a good point of call. they know meds!!! keep us posted. keep well.
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   Posted 9/28/2015 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have two stents (not the result of a heart attack though, thankfully). I was on Plavix for 3 years. Twice the length of time recommended then. Since coming-off Plavix I'm one of millions of people who take a low-dose aspirin daily. My Cardiologist has explained to me that in monitoring and testing ... there's no evidence that taking Plavix for longer than the recommended period is beneficial.
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