... twice a day. I had a stroke in April 2008 and I am A heart attack victim I had open heart surgery in 1994 and everything seems fine now. My question is because I cannot take plavix because it sincerely cramps in my stomach if I get off this medication or take more 2 baby aspirin a day instead is that extremely dangerous? I had a call into my doctor and he responded and said that since I couldn't take Plavix but there was nothing else so I'm assuming he wants me to pay the $300 for it. Can you help me?