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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 04:06 PM
Stroke


I am sure that many of you heard it by now. I had a stroke on Wed. November 25.

According to my Neurologist and Cardiologist in the US, The XARELTO I was taking failed to do it's job. They have now changed my blood thinner meds to PLavix.

I am doing OK. Writing OK. The only little hiccup is that I have the dropsies and I am always dropping some little things.My speech is good, and my vitals are OK As well. I can drive short distances without someone having a cow.
I am thinking clearly

The major trek was that my wife drove me to Chula VIsta for the hospital stay.a 7 hour drive from San Felipe.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 04:20 PM


Here's hoping that you continue to heal, and never have a repeat event. I also am at risk of a stroke and have been taking Xarelto for about five years now. Are there any dietary restrictions with Plavix?



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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 05:16 PM


good thing you stayed close rather than asuncion! stay well.



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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 05:31 PM


Oh my friend, I am sorry to hear of your stroke but so glad to see you here on the Internet!




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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 06:00 PM


Sorry to hear you had a problem. Glad to hear it wasn’t worse. If you heed anything from the states we’re going north soon. Let me know if you need anything brought down,

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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 06:31 PM


I'm no Dr. amigo but UCLA has me on elecuis 5 mg. 2X / day. after a stroke 3 yrs ago. "Ask your doctor>"



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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 06:45 PM


Get well my friend.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 07:14 PM


Udo, We are all with ya my friend! Thanks for letting us know. All the best in your recovery.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 08:19 PM


Take extra special care of yourself mi amigo. Sending positive thoughts, vibes l, and prayers.



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[*] posted on 11-6-2023 at 07:57 AM


MIl gracias to my well-wishers!



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[*] posted on 11-6-2023 at 10:47 AM
About Xarelto.....


It is a very expensive medication! The VA has been my source for the 20mg tablets (one per day) and the co-pay was the same as any other medication.

I decided to make a quick trip to Baja and was getting low on that med. Rather than wait for a re-fill by mail, I checked into taking my prescription to local pharmacies and hit the road right away.

There was no generic (Rivaroxaban) tablets available, and price for a thirty day supply of Xarelto was between four and five hundred dollars!

It was well worth my while to drive to a VA pharmacy!




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[*] posted on 11-6-2023 at 12:33 PM


whoa...another close call...glad Jana is a good driver and you survived another health scare...take care amigo!



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[*] posted on 11-7-2023 at 12:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by weebray  
I'm no Dr. amigo but UCLA has me on elecuis 5 mg. 2X / day. after a stroke 3 yrs ago. "Ask your doctor>"


Very good advice. I just checked with very good cardiologist fishing friend snd he swears if you have atfib and risk a stroke Eliquis is the best and most effective. The 5mg/2x/ day is the standard dose.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2023 at 08:06 AM


Eliquis. Generic is Apixiban 5mg. Generic is widely available from on-line pharmacies. Typical cost is $0.39 per pill for 180/200 quantity.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2023 at 08:09 AM


Udo

So sorry to hear this. Les is going to talk to his doctor about changing meds. We hope you recover fast.





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[*] posted on 11-7-2023 at 09:29 AM


Get well soon, all the best. Cliff
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[*] posted on 11-9-2023 at 08:00 AM


Lack of access to high quality health care with great insurance coverage is probably the principal thing that keeps me from moving to Baja. Here in Phoenix I have access to Mayo Clinic, where they performed miracles in my cochlear implant, and also the Banner system, easy and quick to get access for routine stuff.
I have visited folks in hospitals in Mexico, Peru, several in the Philippines and even Haiti.
At best they reminded me of the week I spent in Madigan Army Hospital way back in the 50's, in a ward with about 200 other hacking and coughing guys. (Being the only sailor in the ward was scary)
Each time we take a big gang to Baja I worry about a sudden medical issue we might have to respond to. One guy almost died of some kind of diabetic issue- we requested he stay home the next year. Other than a few stitches at local clinics and a nasty eye infection treated by a nurse at an orphanage we were pretty lucky.
All that is to say that I think we all are cheered to hear that you got good treatment, in time, and are well on the road to recovery.
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Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
It is a very expensive medication! The VA has been my source for the 20mg tablets (one per day) and the co-pay was the same as any other medication.

I decided to make a quick trip to Baja and was getting low on that med. Rather than wait for a re-fill by mail, I checked into taking my prescription to local pharmacies and hit the road right away.

There was no generic (Rivaroxaban) tablets available, and price for a thirty day supply of Xarelto was between four and five hundred dollars!

It was well worth my while to drive to a VA pharmacy!



If you want to stop by San Felipe, I'll give you what I have left. Xarelto is readily available in baja.




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[*] posted on 11-9-2023 at 06:54 PM


Unless you had your stroke in the future... but you don't want to do that again!!

>>> posted on 11-5-2023 at 04:06 PM
Stroke

I am sure that many of you heard it by now. I had a stroke on Wed. November 25. <<<

Please don't, Udo, once was enough!!
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[*] posted on 11-14-2023 at 08:50 AM


So sorry about your stroke Udo... Live every day like your last! I do especially after a year of chemo that I just finished.
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