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fatique after stents
fatique after stents
by dadsgirl38, 2 minutes ago
My dad had 3 stents put in in March of 09', he continues to be extremely tired and weak (flu like symptoms) he is taking plavix. He also states sometimes it feels like there is something crawling under his skin. Also pain or cramping in his legs. Is anyone had any or all of these symptoms? if so, can you tell me what is causing this or how to deal with it. We have talked to the doctor several times and he states that is normal. My dad looked great and felt great after they did the heart cath on him, but he has not felt good since the stent surgery.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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It is not normal to have the symptoms you describe.  It is possible the stent implants have some occlusion or the stents have collapsed.  Usually, a doctor will prescribe a stress test or CT angiogram.
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I don't think it's normal either.  Is he on a beta blocker?  Have they checked his electrolytes, magnesium, iron levels?  How well is he sleeping these days?

If the doctor believes this is normal, then ask him how he deals with such symptoms when they happen to him.  I'm just tired of physician gods who get all puffed up with saving lives and snatching people from death (YES,we do thank you for that!) but don't have a minute to address the altered quality of life people can be left with.

Mary
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Is your Dad on statin medication? Those symptoms sound like the side effects for those sensitive to it. Maybe he should try a different brand.
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actually, ive just noticed you say he's on plavix, have a read here of the side effects, see anything familiar???

http://www.medicinenet.com/clopidogrel-oral/article.htm

I believe there is an alternative to plavix now which his Doctor will be aware of.
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