Well, I've made it through the Watchman and off the coumadin, Now just began 4 months of clopidogrel 75mg/day and am having some not so pleasant early morning abd pain daily. Not bad enough to go the doctor but not fun to wake up to every morning, I have tried to figure out what (few) meds I take may also be a culprit and have pretty much decided it is the clopidogrel. Years ago,when first diagnosed with AF, was started on Pradaxa and had the same problem. If I have to continue it until July I'll do it but has anyone else been given another solution as part of their post Watchman regimen. I'm wondering what docs in other countries (beside the US) have as their protocol re what anticoagulants are necessary. I know that the US, IMO, overmedicates for many things, oftern to cover themselves legally and I don't want to to suffer through a med just for this reason when I don't have to. I did read my TEE/TOE report from 2 weeks ago and it was very good with no more blood flow between my atrium and LAA. I guess I'm looking for alternative suggestions to bring to my next appt. It doesn't look like a pleasant 4 months med-wise right now. Thanks for your input. irina1975 PS Still happy I had the Watchman. Just hate the drugs.