So, Gail, you have a stent? May I ask where? Mine is in the left iliac (May-Thurners). If I am understanding your post correctly, you were not able to stay on Plavix after having the stent placed because of your reaction to it, yes? So, what did you do for a blood thinner? Or, did you just go without? How long has it been since you had the stent placed? Have you had any imaging since stopping the Plavix to see how the stent is doing (is it open, clogged, etc.)? As much as I would love to stop the Plavix, I really do not want to add worse troubles to my already fragile life by having it clog, etc.