Please talk to your physician about the aspirin. It's not for everyone! It turned out that my blood is already too thin, which is why I was getting retinal bleeds every time I took aspirin.

I also found out that it's vitally important to let all physicians and dentists you encounter know if you're taking aspirin or ibuprofen (which also thins the blood). They will probably want you to stop taking it a couple of weeks before surgery (including dental surgery), but they don't always ask! We also tend to forget about over-the-counter stuff when they ask if we're taking any drugs. My ex ended up in the hospital with severe bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Edited by OregonMouse (02/28/11 12:56 PM)
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