I am currently 12 months after a stroke and although things feel weird, i have practically made a fairly full recovery.
It seems i need a simple op to have my tonsils removed. I am worried about coming off Clopidogrel for a week beforehand, and i guess the anaesthetic itself??
Has anyone had an op and come off it that could maybe put my nerves at ease please?. I kinda need the op as it seems it may be the cause of my excessive snoring so for quality of life i want to try it. As i say i have concerns.
Consultant thinks i should be fine to go back on it day after the op, does that sound like an ok thing to do???
I’m no medical professional, but on Clopidogrel myself. I was told - and later read-up - that it’s an antiplatelet drug. It stops certain blood cells sticking to each other. This prevents blood clots but the flipside is you may bleed easier when cut - or when having an op.
Coming off Clopidogrel 5-7 days before an op seems to be the norm. If also taking Aspirin, likely you’d have to rest that too. And soon after a procedure, you can start taking it again.