I just started taking Plavix after having a stent placed for leg swelling a few days ago. I am having some shortness of breath and mild pain in my chest but tolerable. I get winded if I walk more than 100 feet. Will these side effects go away as my body gets used to the med or are they here to stay?
GeeMa; Yes these should get better and the two seem to be kind of related Shortness of breath and not being able to do much walking make since your body is adjusting to the new medication and the stent being put in but as the blood thins more which it kicks in pretty fast this should get better give it a week or so and as long as the pain is mild and not like heart etc. this to should get better. You have been through a lot try and not push yourself to hard. follow the doctors directions on how to take the medication but if these side effects continue beyond a week or 10 days I would check back with the doctor. If the breathing etc. does not get better.
also if it does not seem to be getting better let the doctor know. hope you get to feeling better soon.
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