PAF and Prinzmetal angina

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I'm 68. I take sotolol and aspirin for the PAF and nothing for the Prinzmetal, but have Glyceryl Trinitrate to put under my tongue as and when needed, but I've not had to use them.  I don't get much problems with the Prinzmetal.  However, due to my age and being female my doctor wanted me to go on warfarin, but I'm not at all keen.  He therefore sent me to the hospital to discuss the matter with the haemotologist.  He has told me about 3 different tablets I could take:  Pradaxa; Xarelto; Eliquis.  I don't like the sound of these side effects either.  But I think I'm going to have change from the asperin as it is just not as effective as warfarin or the new tablets on offer.  Is anyone else taking one of these tablets and have you experienced any particularly bad effects? I eat fairly healthily and expercise twice a week at the local leisure centre.  Don't smoke, but like a glass of wine with a meal.

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    Hi Valerie, I tape plavix for blood thinner with no side effects, I wouldn't rely on aspirin For fear of a stroke, I havnt got any problems taking the medication that my cardiologist prescribes as they are all beneficial to my health, the long term benefits of the meds are paramount in being able to live and function normally, I take a few meds for my prinz metals and the best being nicorrandil, since going on that I have fewer attacks and fewer trips to the ER and I'm thankful, I also take Larginie it's the only natural one as im not into natural meds as they don't seem to work and they have side effects too, best wishes for your journey 
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      Hi Lynette. Thanks for getting back. I will look up plavix and nicorandil.  I know I'm going to have to change as apparently aspirin is only 20% effective as against warfarin which is 65% effective.  The 3 tablets the consultant has mentioned are "smarter" than warfarin.  I go back on 6th February to see him again. So I will have to decide by then.
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