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  1. tyrusrex

    ok thanks, it's just that my primary is not a doctor (but a nurse practitioner) and didn't even seem that familiar with my case or about blood thinners. But, I'll just ask my cardiologist who seems far more familiar with my situation.
  2. tyrusrex

    Hey, I had a hemorrhagic stroke last year. And a few months ago, I switched health plans and got a new primary who happens to be a nurse practitioner. She added to my prescription a daily dose of aspirin. Just a few days ago, I read that aspirin could be bad especially if one suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke. I asked my primary about this and she said to keep taking the aspirin and ask when I next see my cardiologist. Is this a good idea? My primary said that it's only a low dose aspirin, but I really don't see a need especially since my stroke was due to extreme hypertension and I don't have a risk of clotting due to excessive cholesterol. Should I continue taking a low dose aspirin or should I stop taking aspirin completely? My next appointment with my cardiologist is in early March.
  3. tyrusrex

    I got a job, so I could get medical coverage, I was unemployed when the stroke occurred but fortunately, I qualified for medical when it happened. Now, I have a doctor and a cardiologist. I do have meds and they lower my BP about 100 points . though still high. Currently, I'm on bisoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide. nifedipine, lisinopril, and atorvastatin along with a low dose aspirin. and zoloft as my anti-depressant. My first doctor said that if they couldn't lower my BP any lower they'd might have to call in some specialists to take a look at me,
  4. tyrusrex

    Hello, My name is Peter and I had my stroke on Jan 1st, 2018, but I hadn't found this forum until recently. I've always had extremely High Blood Pressure around 240 over 120 and on New Years Day I had a hemorrhagic stroke watching a football bowl game. According to Family, I was completely, nonsensical and uncommunicative and just a miracle that I've recovered as much as I have. I don't have any physical issues, or suffer from aphasia, though I do feel the stutter in my speech when I talk but if you asked me how I feel now I would feel like it falls within the parameters of what I did pre-stroke. The biggest questions that I have are, what's next? What made me so lucky, compared to other stroke survivors? What issues that I might still have hidden undetected? Are there any medications or regimens to get my, blood pressure lower since it's still 150 over 100? I'm filled with questions that I hope that this forum can help give me answers. Thanks
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