I am on 300mg of Gleevec. I had a T.I.A. in the market during the holidays.
I was with a friend and when I began to speak, I was using the wrong words.
He ask me if I was having a T.I. A. and I said yes and that I needed to go to
the Hospital, but I said another word instead of Hospital. We went to the car
and my speech got better after a few minutes. I saw my cardiologist and
he ordered echo and duplex carotid ultrasound. It shows plaque in the arteries
and I this seems so unusual at my age. I am taking 81mg of aspirin everyday.
He may want to prescribe Plavix but the studies (independent of the Pharma
studies) do not show any better outcome that aspirin.
Billie, I know you have mention this disease before. Could you comment?
Thanks to all of you. This is scary and I need insight.