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Just told to go off Plavix by cardio after three years and my migraines are returning. Started checking and others are finding this to be true. Anyone else have this experience?

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• Plavix definitely reduces my migraines significantly. I'm a sixty year classic migraine sufferer.
bill, Oregon, Illinois, USA, January 3, 2021

• So happy to hear from you but sad to hear your headaches returned. My did after three years on Plavix following DES implantation also. Cardiologist said to stop Plavix. I was thrilled but a little scared until the aura's started and the rest followed. No one in the medical community here recognized that Plavix. would help a migraine but I read elsewhere that is does. I told an endocrinologist and he said "you're going to love that Plavix. aren't you" but did not suggest I go back on it. Instead they have me taking a baby aspirin in the morning and at bedtime and it has worked well. Had a little aura but so far after a year or more now no migraine. Seems to be working for me thank goodness. You might give it a try. The aspirin is good for the stent too. Keep me posted on your progress. Peppy
Peppy, Cook Medical, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, February 2, 2012

• Yes, true for me. I was on Plavix for one year following a cardiac stent implantation. During that year on Plavix I got only one mild migraine, despite participating in a comprehensive cardio- and weight-bearing exercise program- which would always have triggered a migraine prior to Plavix. Now off of Plavix, I can no longer perform my exercise program at anywhere near the same intensity without triggering a migraine, plus I get migraines much more easily from sleep and mealtime irregularities. I am considering taking Plavix again, especially since I can no longer take Triptans for treatment of migraine (could shut down the stent).
LKS, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, February 2, 2012

• Have any migraine sufferers discovered their Plavix treated the monster headaches successfully? Just told to go off Plavix by cardio after three years and my migraines are returning. Started checking and others are finding this to be true. Anyone else have this experience?
Peppy1, Spencer, Indiana, USA, April 15, 2011
































































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