Good morning, I've just joined this community.
On 23 May, whilst at work, I had a stroke. I'm 47. I work as an admin officer in the NHS. My quick thinking colleagues found a wheelchair, wheeled me across to A&E and I was scanned and thrombolised within an hour or so of it happening. I've been on 300mg of aspirin for the last two weeks and am today starting Clopidogrel which I am told I have to be on indefinitely. Does anyone have experience of this drug? My CT scan was clear, there is no bleed on the brain and the ultrasound of my arteries was clear too - nothing furry going on! I've been told to not drive for four weeks and am currently signed off work for a month.
I never thought this would happen to me. I do have co-morbidities (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Vasculitis, Fibromyalgia), but have a healthy diet. The on-call Consultant Physician in A&E told me that being Asian and female counted against me - well there's not much I can do about that!!