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@mthurman

After stents I have been on clopidogrel for 13 months. In the beginning my cardiologist indicated I would have to stay on for one year. At my last visit one month ago I ask him how much longer to be on the clopidogrel. As he was walking out the door, WITHOUT LOOKING BACK, he angrily said “three years” and then walked out. I could not believe this. All I did was pleasently ask him a question. I have noticed on the internet, different cardiologist recommendations have been from 3 months to life time. Most have stated one year. I am feeling great and have since the beginning. Want to get off as soon as possible. Thanks for the response.

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Hi @mthurman and welcome to Connect. That must be frustrating to not get a respectful answer from your doctor when you asked him a question.

I wanted to introduce you to @trkuk @tresjur @ajm027 @pamelaann1 Mentors @predictable @cynaburst have all discussed clopidogrel (plavix) in the past and may be able to share their experiences with it.

Here is more information on clopidogrel: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/clopidogrel-oral-route/description/drg-20063146

Back to you @mthurman, you mentioned you are feeling great, does that mean you have been without any side effects or symptoms since you had the stents put in?