Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
After I went to bed last night I realized I saw numbness and tingling and itchy skin as a side effect of Plavix. Maybe that is what explains the sensations I explained last night. I guess we'll see if they go away in a couple of weeks.
So here's a list of all the possible side effects. Sometimes it seems like the side effects are worse than the symptoms you're treating, but I'd rather have a little bit of tingling and tiredness than a blood clot.
Common side effects of Plavix Oral:
|Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus||Severe|
|Large Purple or Brown Skin Blotches||Severe|
|Joint Pain||Less Severe|
|Flu-Like Symptoms||Less Severe|
|Head Pain||Less Severe|
|Stomach Cramps||Less Severe|
Infrequent side effects of Plavix Oral:
|High Blood Pressure||Severe|
|Bleeding of the Stomach or Intestines||Severe|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Severe|
|Visible Water Retention||Severe|
|Heart Throbbing or Pounding||Severe|
|Inflammation of the Nose||Less Severe|
|Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements||Less Severe|
|Skin Ulcer||Less Severe|
|Leg Cramps||Less Severe|
|Chronic Trouble Sleeping||Less Severe|
|Low Energy||Less Severe|
|Feel Like Throwing Up||Less Severe|
|Throwing Up||Less Severe|
|Numbness and Tingling||Less Severe|
|Feeling Weak||Less Severe|
Rare side effects of Plavix Oral:
|Hemorrhage from the Conjunctiva of the Eye||Severe|
|Hemorrhage Within the Skull||Severe|
|Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura||Severe|
|Abnormally Low Blood Pressure||Severe|
|Painful, Red or Swollen Mouth||Severe|
|Ulcer of the Duodenum||Severe|
|Ulcer from Stomach Acid||Severe|
|Inflammation of the Large Intestine||Severe|
|Acute Liver Failure||Severe|
|Acute Inflammation of the Pancreas||Severe|
|Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods||Severe|
|Inflammation of the Skin with Blisters||Severe|
|Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis||Severe|
|Abnormal Liver Function Tests||Severe|
|Life Threatening Allergic Reaction||Severe|
|Allergic Reaction caused by a Drug||Severe|
|Allergic Reaction causing Serum Sickness||Severe|
|Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the Blood||Severe|
|Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow Failure||Severe|
|Decreased Blood Platelets||Severe|
|Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood Cell||Severe|
|Decreased White Blood Cells||Severe|
|Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood Cell||Severe|
|Skin Disease Characterized by Swollen Itching Lesions||Less Severe|
|Muscle Pain||Less Severe|
|Taste Problems||Less Severe|
|Collection of Clotted Blood in an Organ, Space or Tissue||Less Severe|
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The past four days I have not been achy! My shoulders are still tight, but I am not hurting. This is such a relief! Yesterday I had the young women over at my house for the weekly activity, so I had to clean my house. I swept and mopped the floor, I did the dishes, cleaned up the family room and even crafted quite a bit. Normally after doing just one or two of those things, along with the busyness of having 8 twelve-year-olds over, I would have been completely useless and exhausted, but I wasn't! Sure I was tired, though not exhausted and my body didn't ache and I still made dinner, cleared the table and was able to put the kids to bed without being grouchy and then Curtis and I watched a movie.
My bad days are as good or better than my good days were and my good days are a little more what I would consider normal each day. Still no more headaches, but my ears have felt some pressure behind them (cold related I hope?).
One thing that does concern me a little is I feel a little tickling on my foot, my hand, or on my scalp (one area at a time, not all at once) a couple times the past couple of days. I don't normally have this sensation, so it leaves me scratching my head a little, no pun intended. (hee, hee)
Friday, December 3, 2010
I am not bounding with energy, though I had hoped I would be. I did read that one of the main side-effects of Plavix is excessive tiredness, so I do have hope of feeling better when I am done with it in a couple weeks. Time will help and if I could get Claire to sleep through the night it would help too.
I had my yearly MRI on Wednesday. My neuro called and said I have no new lesions and all of my old ones are smaller. That was great news. It would be so exciting if this procedure help prevent anymore, ever! =) My sister Alaura is scheduled to get a venogram/possible angioplasty on December 22nd. I am so excited for her. Though she has CCSVI, she does not have MS and this will hopefully make it so she NEVER does.
I ended up having to hide the bucket to get them to stop.
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