My cardiologist recently changed one of my medications. I was taken off of Plavix and put on Effient. The reason that he did this is because right after my heart attack, I was tested and found that my body was resistant to the Plavix. I then began a regimen of two Plavix a day, as recommended by my first cardiologist. I was also taking 9 mg of Coumadin as well as aspirin. My new cardiologist says that there is no way that my body could sustain all of these blood thinning meds for long term. It seems as though since I am on the Effient, I have slight angina or a tightening in my chest-not sure though.
Was wondering if anyone out there is taking Effient?