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Do you take baby aspirin daily?

There are several reasons that people are told to take baby aspirin every day, do you take it?  Why?

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No, I do not. I have multi organ autoimmune autonomic small fiber neuropathy for which I get IVIG treatments each week, stage IV chronic kidney disease and a pacemaker for bradycardia. My neurologist and nephrologist and cardiologist don’t want me taking more meds than I have to. 

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I've been taking baby aspirin daily for years now and I'm not dead yet.

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Yes
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I have afib and should be on a blood thinner. However I also have leukemia and after undergoing chemotherapy I am chemo pills which is counterindicated with blood thinners (apparently they increase the possibility of internal bleeding that can not be stopped) so I take the baby aspirin which is not as effective as actual blood thinners but doesn't have the risk.

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No, because that's for suckers.  Instead, I take half of an adult aspirin every day because it's cheaper.

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No. Ended up with bleeding on the brain because grams was too severe;  I actually had a mild stroke.  Once that was discovered was told not to use any aspirin; that was 5 years ago.

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yes my doctor told me to take once a day with my other meds

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not anymore..I was until I started bruising alot and so I stopped..and the bruising has stopped

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I have taken a baby aspirin daily since having "clogged artery" surgery in 2002. I too bruise very easily. 

Hmmm!

 

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Yes, recommendced by my Doctor!

 

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Yes, I do take a baby coated baby asprin and have for 34 years....every night.

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yes
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yes

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I take a full-sized aspirin (325mg) at bedtime. Been doing that for many years with no adverse gastric effects.

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For more than 30 years I have taken a 325 grain aspirin each morning with no gastric or other ill effects.  I have recently stopped taking aspirin in order to have a dental procedure and am unsure whether I should resume aspirin at all or at 83 grain rather than 325.  I have had a TAVR aortic valve replacement.

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I take my full-sized aspirin (325 mg) in the morning at the start of my day. Also have been doing that for many years with no adverse gastric effects. I can tell when I do not take it or take it later in the day.
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I've been takinf one 325mg for yrs each morning especially works for my knees !

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325mg is not baby aspirin,,it's full strength and is not, that I know of, recommended for heart. glad thou it works for yur knees because I have 2 bad knees and wish I could find something besides surgery

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I take 1 325mg Asprin at bed time for my arthritis. I am 70 and havedonethis forabout 5 years now.It helps mesleep better,notwkinginpain all night long.  It seems to work for about 6 hours.  I do not take Ibuprofin or tylenol at all.  I have no heart problems but do have mild cholesterol issues at about 230. My good cholesterol is really  high and I do not take statins.  They caused me alotof pain and stopping them did not change my 240 levelsat all.

 

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Did you ever have cortisone shots for your knees?
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Yes

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My orthopedic surgeon who treated the Diamond Backs, the Cardinals, and the Suns told me never to put cortisone in your knees, only Supartz Injections!
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yes every day except when i have dental work or surgery.  my dr or dentist tells me when to stop taking

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Yes
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yes only stop a couple of days when going to dentist

 

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Yes

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Yes: Had Breast cancer, one week prior to first chemo treatment, mentioned to my sister that I had a sore neck seemed there was swelling. She turned to my brother in law and said “ get the car we are going to the hospital .” ER took me in immediately, injection of Levvonox. Continued with for 8 months. Now I take a baby aspirin every day. 

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NO! ASPIRIN NOT GOOD TO TAKE! READ TOO MUCH ABOUT IT!! THE ONLY TIME I TAKE ANY ASPIRIN IS EHEN I HAVE A HEADACHE! THEN I POP 2!!!

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Due to an ANAPHYLACTIC (severe allergic) reaction I can not and do not take Aspirin of any kind. 

 

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Yes, I take 1 in the evening. 

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