I had a coiling and stent on a very large aneurysm end of Spring- was prescribed Clopidogrel 75 mg to start taking the week before the operation. along with aspirin 325 mg. - The support group is not meeting because of the Covid quarantine, so I’d thought I’d check on here. The whole process has been very emotional and scary for me .I deeply resent that I can’t go to an in person support group. As a general rule, I don’t trust doctors, medical professionals or anyone in authority for that matter! In this situation, I had no choice. While the entire team is a bunch of great folks, I sincerely wish to never see them again. However, the angiogram is scheduled in the winter to check on the coiling/stent progress.
Sometimes I have trickling feelings in my head, under my skull. It doesn’t hurt but I wondered if anyone else has that? The nurse in the ICU said it would take some time for my brain to adjust to not having the aneurysm.
Has anyone had experience with Clopidogrel changing their sense of taste? I used to love olives and now am repelled by them. I bought a jar of green olives and thought something was wrong- the brine was revolting. Thought I got a bad batch, got another brand and same thing. I think it’s the effects of the prescription, not the olives. Anyone have this?
I get extremely exhausted. If I am walking on the street, sometimes I have to just stop and wait a minute.
I feel like the drug is coming out of my pores and
my sweat is absolutely disgustingly rancid. The pills themselves smell like turpentine . Am I imagining the stench?
I go through cycles of being horribly constipated. I looked up the side effects and that’s one of them.
I’m getting an attitude about people not acknowledging that I’ve had a serious procedure, thinking I’m all fine and dandy.
I got a nifty medical bracelet that looks like a regular beaded bracelet with a medical tag just in case. It has come in handy. They’re not letting people use bathrooms because of Covid. When I’ve shown my bracelet to the manager and explained that the prescription makes me urinate frequently, they let me use the facilities.