Hi… I have vascular damage and actually have 5 stents total. One spot has a double because it blocked again. It is now blocked once again. The others are clear and doing well. Dr said the damage was from a Virus. I accepted this for a time, but since I have learned a bit more about my physical problems, I am not sure.
I took Plavix for 9 months following my first stent, but would have periodic problems. The Dr wanted me to stay on it for at least a year, but I just could not tolerate it any longer. When I had my next stent, he wanted me to try Plavix again. I made it about 3 days, and woke one morning itching internally… throat, eyes, nose, etc. I had to stop.
I had to take one of the older meds, but can’t remember which one! It has been a couple of years since my last stent. I do remember I had to have my liver functioning tested ever so often. I actually felt better on this med.