I just thought you might like to know that after my heart attack Jan 2014, very mild thank goodness, I was prescribed a baby aspirin daily. Before my HA for years I had very stiff joints, muscles, and was refered to a rheumatologist who told me to go back when I was worse. Just typical, I was there because I was in a lot of pain and it was affecting my life. Anyway, I was told to take Ibuprofen which I did before any walk which did help. So after the HA, I was amazed to find that my joint and muscle pain had massively improved apart from a cracking grinding back, I did have to take it easy for a few months but starting the cardio rehab classes was a revelation. I could walk without any pain, my joints were free but I did suffer from costo condritis which was scary after the HA. About 3 weeks ago I left off the aspirin and went onto natural blood thinner as the aspirin was giving me digestion troubles. My joint aches, pains, tender knees have all started again, my upper back is constantly aching, I feel so old again but strangely enough my cracking backbone has disappeared. It might give someone some ideas but watch out for the side effects as I am sure it affected my stomach acid and can have an effect on asthma if taken the wrong way. Good luck guys x
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