Plavix and platelet count

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* Do not take Plavix and aspirin together. Do not take Plavix with Nexilum, Prevacid or Prilosec. * Plavix has serious side effects, one of which is mental confusion. Another serious side effect is ulcers. Counterintuitive as it may sound, another serious side effect is stroke.
To start plavix or ASA before stopping Hepirin, could have substantially decreased the platelet count and put your mother at a high risk of a hemorhage. Its a judgment by your doctor that weighs the risk/ benefit of treatment. Sorry to hear of your loss and my condolences.
The commonest side effect of therapy with plavix is bleeding, it causes epistaxis (bleeding from nose), hematuria (urine) and bruising (skin). So, ask her to have a PT time, bleeding and clotting time done, along with platelet count. And if needed to adjust the dosage, as per her doctors instructions. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
She was given platelet went up then down again Can plavix make it worse and will her platelet revert back to normal
My blood test two weeks after stenting and one week after being switched from plavix to effient shows platelet numbers slightly below middle of reference range ( 250000/uL). Likewise, fibrinogen is just below mid-range.
Hi I suggest that you seek follow up with your doctor regarding your medications. The hematomas should not be there. Your INR, platelet count and levels of coagulation factors (aPTT,PT) may need to be assessed. If the headaches are still present, then a follow up CT scan will be able to help. Migraines are only given as a diagnosis when other underlying factors have been ruled out .
Ticlid can rarely also cause a syndrome called TTP where your platelet count drops dramatically and can cause severe health problems such as renal failure, seizures and fever. Your symptoms are not suggestive of this but just to make sure I would contact my local doctor and get some blood work to address this. You have to keep in mind that you have a stent in the most precarious position it could be the left main. If this stent clots or narrows even mildly you could have serious problems.
I am still waiting on the call back from my cardiologist, so will copy this answer and take it with me to see him. I had a complete CBC and platelet count, INR done and all came back normal, so thinking it probably is the Plavix! Thank you! I will post again once I see my cardio!
She has the lagoons left in her head from the strokes. Her platelet count is high much of the time, and she has thrombocytosis. She has been treated with chemo at times to lower the count, and now they have her on coumidin (spelling?) They had to lower the dose because it was causing her to bleed out in her stomach. I realize the blood problems probably do not help her condition and her local doctors feel that the thick blood is causing the TIA's. I have another concern.
If you are not on any medications like anticoagulants, blood thinners or birth control pills then this could be due to clotting disorders, low platelet count, fragile spider veins, deep vein thrombus, deficiency of Vitamin B12, folic acid, or Vit K, a liver disease or certain cancers. It could also be due to pressure urticaria. If you are on medications then you need to discuss that with your doctor. The other possibility is that they are not bruise by petechiae.
She is now taking lovenox injections to see if this prevents further clots because 1 platelet count came back slightly elebvated and it should have been zero (it was 288).. 1) Have you ever heard of lovenox injections to prevent further clots in stents and 2) what are the risks from lovenox to her relatively healthy kidneys (after 30+ yrs of diabetes)? Thank you for your good advice. You were the only Dr. who said E.R.
The fact is, I haven't noticed it until today when it happened. I have been on Plavix and aspirin since my stroke of 1995 and was on them both the last time I was on tx with no bad sides related to them. I'm wondering now, however, if my Neurologist should take me off the Plavix until the treatment is over and what the implications of that would be for my stroke prevention. I can't afford to bleed to death but I also can't afford another stroke. It could very well kill me.
Hello, Aspirin and plavix are both antiaggregants and thus inhibit clotting.Hence they reduce the chances of recurrent strokes or impending stroke. Although you have had surgery for PFO, but you are having hypoplastic A1 segment which is generally congenital. If the blood clot or thrombus is still there then stopping these drugs may lead to recurrent stroke and blood clots may be due to many other causes other than PFO. Yet sometimes treating a stroke means treating the heart.
They can also result from autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, bone marrow disorders such as leukemia, inflammation of the veins, as a side effect of certain medications, viral infections, such as EBV and septicemia or infection in blood. A complete blood count, urine examination and a blood culture may be required to reach a diagnosis. Please go over the medications with your mother’s doctors. Maybe some combination is causing this. Hope this helps.
Do you STRICTLY watch your sodium intake and count it always and keep under 1500-2000 mg/day? This is critical. Low sodium is waaay more than not just adding salt at the table. It means reading all labels of everything you put in your mouth. Many doctors fail to educate their patients on low sodium diets. You might need to limit your fluid intake as well. You might really need a heart failure specialist at this point. You did a great thing when you quit smoking; congratulations!
He is on multiple meds, including Amniodorone, Plavix, Provacol, and 325mg aspirin for the heart. Carvedilol and Diovan for HBP. And last but not least, 2.5mg of Prednisone for the ITP. He was on 150mg of Prednisone at one point, and has been weaned off of it. Tomorrow is his last dose of Prednisone. We called his cardiologist when he had the first couple of episodes with irregular heartbeats a few weeks ago and he was not concerned.
10/2012 ER with chest pains' 100 % blockage of an artery unable to stent 11/2012 spleen removed as it was enlarged (23 cm) and keeping platelet count to low to perform triple bypass 11/2012 after platelet count came up to norms, triple bypass performed. 12/2012 in ER with AFIB put on Amerooderone for 3 months. 5/2013 in hospital for unknown infection fever on 103+, CT anf MRI normal kept on IV antibiotics for 7 days then released 6/2013 left face numb, left arm and leg weak, stumbling.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
My father had multiple episodes in the hospital recently because his platelet count plunged - he was ignoring having tarry stools. Listening to the doctors, the color of the blood indicates where it is coming from in the digestive tract - the further it has to travel to the rectum to exit, the darker the color. Bleeding from hemmoiroids (sp?) is almost always bright red because that has the least amount of time and distance to travel.
Ask your doctor about your last blood test results specifically for a high platelet count as this could increase risk of thrombus. Hypertension seems to make Small Vessel Disease worse, so its very important to keep your PB under control (because of my stroke, I was told to keep mine below 135/85). My stroke left a acorn size lacunar infarct of the basal ganglia right caudate head.
They may say they can't do an endoscopy because of the low platelet count...but they can give him a platelet transfusion before the procedure. That's what they did for my mother any time she had a procedure that could cause bleeding. "He says he has a ravenous appetite, can't eat enough but gains no weight." He might be DIABETIC. Have him get checked. That's a sign of diabetes.
Check with a physician as to how much she can have and always take it with food! Aspirin is an anti-platelet and is used along with Plavix for stroke prevention. The combination of these 2 meds make gastrointestinal bleeding more likely in older adults. I am supposed to take both but I can hardly tolerate aspirin. Make sure she is above the age for Reyes syndrome!
Your blood work was done several months before the symptoms started, so maybe have that repeated to rule out a low-grade infection. If you're not having fever, coughing, phlegm, or other signs of infection, I think it's unlikely. But it's a cheap test, and it has been going on a year, now, since that was done. Also, as someone who has had an aortic aneurysm, I always think of the aorta. A thoracic aortic aneurysm wouldn't be expected in a young person, but it's not unheard of, either.
I am taking neurontin, plavix, aspirin, folic acid I am now seeing a neuro who has diagnosed me with periperal neuropathy Blood work was normal except for low folic and high platelet count *Brain MRI- negative (I went to one of the standing MRI's) *C-spine -severe degenerative changes w/ osteophytes &or herniations @C4-5 & C5-6 casuing a pattern of stenosis * Lower spine- can't find the report but i believe it stated herniations of L4-L5 I also saw an ENT for the vestibular sympt
I am taking neurontin, plavix, aspirin, folic acid I am now seeing a neuro who has diagnosed me with periperal neuropathy Blood work was normal except for low folic and high platelet count *Brain MRI- negative (I went to one of the standing MRI's) *C-spine -severe degenerative changes w/ osteophytes &or herniations @C4-5 & C5-6 casuing a pattern of stenosis * Lower spine- can't find the report but i believe it stated herniations of L4-L5 I also saw an ENT for the vestibular symptoms, r
Pins and needles Visual disturbances, such as flashes of light to full vision loss (much like MS- Optic Neuritis can occur) Co-ordination Problems Speech problems (slurring, mixing up words) Muscle cramps or pain in muscles Dizziness (vertigo) Memory Loss Livedo Reticulitis (blotchy web like pattern on skin) Epilepsy Low platelet count in blood Blood clots in the body ANYWHERE Miscarraiges in women The treatment for APS varie
They have hooked me up w/ a hematologist for follow-up on this (and he is monitoring my Coumadin for the next 3-6 months). He is running other tests to make sure that I do not have anti-beta 2 glycoprotein 1 instead of anticardiolipin. Evidently, the test he ran 1st is not a specific test? For some reason, the anti-beta would be worse? I don't really understand all of this.
He referred me to a new Neurologist as mine had left Florida for N.C. I was on Plavix which is an anti-platelet medication in view of the previous DVT so a bit of head scratching went on as to why it was not working to prevent TIA’s if this was indeed what was happening. In August 2005 the new Neurologist saw me and after reviewing my medical history almost immediately diagnosed MS. He asked a lot of questions and did some physical tests for arm and leg weakness.
The fatigue with vertigo is worse!! Two and a half years ago one morning I was putting on my shoes and socks and realized I couldn't lift my R leg onto the other to put on my socks. I could barely lift it off the ground. I saw my internist who noted pathologically hyperactive reflexes on both knees and ankles, weakness of the R hip flexors and referred me to the neurologist I had seen before for migraines.
I am having extremely debilitating anxiety right now. Mild chest discomfort but I focus in on it so much that it becomes unbearable. I am always aware of my heartbeat and like above I focus in to it where it just drives me insane. I am expereincing undescribable levels of discomfort and I just dont understand whats wrong with me. My heart rate throughout the day is 90-100 bpm resting, and it shoots up even when I do simple tasks such as walking.
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