Wow! I can hardly believe it. My new cardiologist started me on Effient, 10MG once a day. He wanted me to try it for a few days before I go in for a cath next week because I'm unable to stay conscious on Plavix plus Effient is touted as causing fewer strong side effects. Took my first dose last night and so far I can't discern any side effects at all. Huge huge relief. I can now take a blood thinner for the first time in 13 years!
Aspirin and NSAIDs are also out of bounds for me due to immediate intestinal bleeds caused by these compounds. Any person with GI sensitivity, ulcers should steer clear of aspirin. Analgesics, ibuprophen can burn holes in the stomach and intestinal lining.