Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Riding while under the influence (of Plavix)
Bernmart's post on his crash and surgery inspired this one.
A couple weeks ago, I had a transient ischemic attack -- a mini stroke that lasted about one minute. My left arm and leg got numb and weak, but there was no speech slurring or confusion. I was totally normal a minute or two later.
After three days in the hospital and many tests, including a normal MRI, they did not find any disease that might have caused it. I was advised to lay off training for a week after leaving the hospital (I made it for 5 days :-) and am now taking Plavix.
I am back to vigorous training, but worry about the danger of hemorrhaging if I crash my bike while on Plavix. Are any of you taking Plavix (or an anticoagulant)? Any thoughts or pointers to relevant research?