Plavix and neuropathy

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I have been taking metropolol, verapamil and warafin. I recently changed doctors and today the new doctor suggested I stop the warafin and start taking Plavix. I am 52 y/o female. No hyper-tension, no diabetese, no tia/stroke or any of the factors listed for taking warafin instead of aspirin. The doctor said I was a good candidate for aspirin to prevent clotting but I am allergic to aspirin. Has anyone heard of or personally changed from warafin to plavix?
I am on Coreg, Accupril and Norvasc as well as Lipitor and Plavix. Recently, I have been having episodes of bradycardia and hypotension. One sent me to the ER but the cardiologist diagnosed it as reaction to a higher dose of Coreg that wasn't tolerated. I recently have been having blurred vision, (comes and goes), both postural and nonpostural hypotension. Last evening we got down to 70/40 but it resolved before I went to the ER.
I had a small right sided stroke ( no paralysis) in April '07. After returning from a two day stay in the hospital during which I was started on Plavix and Crestor, I noticed numbness in small toe of right foot This numbness spread tp all toes and to the tissue immediately below the toes ( bunched-up feeling). I experienced an increse weakness in right leg and arm four months later in August,,,, '07. ( not another stroke - doctor called it an "event").
I have had numbness and coldness in my toes and a slight tingling in fingers. The doctors believe it is neuropathy. What kind do you think it is Steriod Diabetes? or something else?
Toprol xl 200mg plavix 75mg norvasc 10mg lipitor 10mg aldactone 50mg cardura 2mg aspirin 81mg inderal 10mg prn After numerous test doctors can't explain whats happening to me now they're saying it's psuedohypertension and the tachycardia is due to anxiety can you help me
Parethesias in the hands and fingers can also be caused by broader diseases such as peripheral neuropathy (more common in the feet but hands can be affected) and various others. Correct diagnosis of the causes of finger paresthesias is important and treatment can often reverse the damage.
So for the next week, while the Plavix gets out of your system, take it easy, rest up and do not do ANYTHING to hurt yourself. Even sneezing or coughing is risky. I too, have faith and trust and believe what Quix says, I think and feel in my "gut" that this surgery will be of great benefit to you. I feel good about this in my heart...I really do. Please have your hubby keep in touch with the group. I will be lurking around, waiting for a reply from you or your hubby.
but he did not feel like it was coming from any neurological whatevers... in other words.... you guessed it... it is probably anxiety related... and he wants me to take 10mg of lexapro daily.... he is requesting some serum lab work... he is requesting Folate, B12, RPR, TFTS ( coded 780.93) what is that... code for whacky?? He also wants me to have my Brain MRI from Oct 2006 sent to him to review He also wants to see the scores on the psychoneurological testing i had done in may...
If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
Therapy for TIAs is focused on improving the blood supply with blood thinners like Plavix and controlling high risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. Please consult your doctor for the side effects; he may change the dosage or the medications. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
You need to go to the doctor and maybe get on plavix. What happens with me is blurred vision and numbness first, once that goes away I get the headache. The first time it started with my hand getting numb like I was washing dishes and the water was too hot, then My I had to look to the side of the thing That I wanted to see. There was a blur spot on the center of what I was looking at. My first few came about a month after i was extremely upset. Now I control myself.
I was put on plavix to treat a blockage that never showed up and still battled the symptoms for 8 long months regardless of treatments. I was put on prozac for a short term to no avail as well as ativan and pain meds to help me sleep. To this day I have no idea what was wrong with me, and my blood pressure and heart rate have returned to normal, but I fear another attack and would appreciate any suspicions or further testing that my dr could do.
Is there anything else we can do he is also on plavix and 81 mg baby aspirin to keep blood thin. He required 10,000 units of blood thinners during angioplasty (his blood is very thick). Just wanted to know if another drug would be better for him.
He has Type II diabetes, successfully controlled with Avandia, peripheral neuropathy in his legs and feet, for which he takes Neurontin and Ultram without a whole lot of success, and HTN, for which he is on Tenormin. His IM doctor has put him on Coumadin and Cozaar to help treat the a-fib. In my experience as a health care professional, I have always seen people with a-fib being treated with Lanoxin and Coumadin.
The doctors have put me on Coumadin and Cordarone. I am diabetic, have blood pressure under control, and have diabetic neuropathy and am slowly using the use of my legs. I am 77 years old and have had many things wrong with me over the years. The neuropathy is the hardest for me to deal with up until now that I am on a coumadin regimin. Anyone with this neuropathy or on Coumadin, have you some encouraging words for me? My diabetes is under control and is not any problem.
Numbness, tingling and sensitivity to touch or muscle weakness are signs of neuropathy. Symptoms include chronic pain, numbness and muscle wasting. Neuropathy is a long-term complication of diabetes, and takes years to develop. Nerve damage occurs over time due to prolonged exposure to damging affects of high blood glucose levels. Consult an endocrinologist for prescription of drugs like pregabalin, thiamine for the neuropathic pain relief. Hope this helps. Take care.
Many weeks ago one of her doctors suspected neuropathy and recommended B complex vitamins but not any particular brand. Because the local pharmacies don't have a choice of GMP certified brands we're probably going to get the B complex in a multivitamin without any added herbs from a GMP certified practitioner brand that uses the amount of B vitamins usually used for neuropathy. Since she's on cardiovascular medications I'd like to avoid possible interactions when we choose a multivitamin.
I am 54 years old RN and have been having multiple symptoms for several months to years including dizziness, light headedness, weakness, occasional blurry vision, extremely sensitive to sun and heat, numbness in both hands & feet, strange pain & sensitivity to touch in right thigh that extends to the the back of the calf, difficulty with organizing my thought processing, some memory loss, gait and balance disturbance. II feel like a weeble-wobble.
I have had this same problem for about a week now. I have no rash, i dont have dry skin. I keep putting non-itch cream on and it DOES NOT WORK. especially when i am showering i cant stop scratching my feet and hands, i feel like i wanna rip my skin off. There is nothing new i have done lately everything is the same. I know for a fact it isnt any bugs, and no one else in my house has it but me. This just came out of nowhere, and it mostly happens at night or when i am mostly relaxed...
I was put on 11 different medications, 2 of which were Plavix and Vytorin. It wasn't until about 2 months ago that I was given blood pressure medication. So if it has anything to do with medication, I would have to think that it must be the cholesterol medicine. I'm going to be going back to the doctor (a different one) in the next two weeks and I planned on discussing this with him. I will post what he tells me.
On that day we find out that she has meningioma and some disc problem on L3-L4and L5 A neurosurgeon advise us not to operate the meningioma because of the risk factor as it cover one of the main artery on the brain , he suggest radiation or observation After discussing with radio therapist and find out the possible side effect , we decide to observe it , she has no any symptom related to meningioma , just very mild visual field defect , and on yearly MRI the size remain stable , she always com
After the last episode my doctor put me on Plavix. I take meds for HBP, Diabetes, Acid Reflux, and high cholestrol. My appointment with the new neuro is next week and I am very nervous. Can anyone help?
my blood pressure is now controlled very well, and i am taking janumet for the diabetes and that is working great. i have neuropathy, in constant pain in both feet with numbness and burning and tingling all the time, basically i am a mess and have been every since the open heart surgery. i have a horrible crackling sound in my head, and neck. it continues to get worse. my neuro thinks i have migraines, but also said i have been having small strokes.
The EKG, CT-Scan and blood work all came back normal and later during the week, so did the ultrasound on my neck arteries and the echo on my heart. My internist said it could be a mini-stroke but the symptoms persist a week later, with complete numbness of the tongue and lips. He told me it might be a side effect of my anti-depressant, Pristiq, and has taken the dose down from 100mg to 50mg. I am to report in next week to let him know what my symptoms are doing.
Eleven years ago I developed heart trouble and have accumulated eight stents, a pacemaker and had a couple of heart attacks, so take the usual drugs (statin, ACE and BETA blocker, aspirin, lasix, etc. I took Plavix until last year. I've lost 60 pounds over the eleven year period and have a normal BMI, and work out daily, mostly aerobically, some light weights. I have had several hammertoe procedures that were routine.
The EKG, CT-Scan and blood work all came back normal and later during the week, so did the ultrasound on my neck arteries and the echo on my heart. My internist said it could be a mini-stroke but the symptoms persist a week later, with complete numbness of the tongue and lips. He told me it might be a side effect of my anti-depressant, Pristiq, and has taken the dose down from 100mg to 50mg. I am to report in next week to let him know what my symptoms are doing.
Our Dr started him on Plavix, he also is on meds for atrial fib, blood pressure and cholesterol which have all been under control. My husband also has a demylating neuropathy in bilateral feet and lower legs, he does not have diabetes. We are scared and worried about a stroke because of the increase chances now and also increase risk of Alzhiemers.
I am a woman of 49 who had a small stroke about a year ago, Ever since my pain in my left knee has gotten worse, I have been to a reumatologist and my own primary care physician. I am on "Lisinopril" and "Amlodipine" for blood pressure/cholestrol and on 50 mg. Tramadol for the pain in my knees. I was told I would need total knee replacement at some point. My pharmacy and doctor has let me down with getting me the Tramadol, right now I am waiting a week to get my prescription.
since i still need to see the rheumi and get off plavix for awhile... so you think that she is looking to rule out MS... good... could she be ruling out Lyme, since she mentioned the oligo clonal bands? If it is Lyme, could it show in the LP this time when the last LP was in 2000 and was negative but positive in the blood serum? Sorry for bringing up a sore subject.... ouch! Hope you are still my friend!! Thanks again, if you need a break from answering about the lyme issue...
* tripping when I walk, sometmes feel like I need to drag my left leg *walking extremely slower than usual, unable to keep a straight path *brain feeling foggy, fuzzy, difficulty multi-tasking *slow word recall, thought processing *dizziness, sending me off balance almost daily since Oct.
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