Our expert says:
It is now more than a year since you had your drug eluting stent and my recommendation is that you now stop clopidogrel. You do not need to wean the drug, and can stop it abruptly.
As I probably mentioned in my answer to your previous question, there has been a lot of controversy about the duration of dual anti-platelet therapy. It is true that some patients may have coronary events after stopping clopidogrel, even after taking it for more that a year. However, the proportion of patient to whom this happens is extremely low, less than 1%, and any benefit of long term clopidogrel has to be balanced against the risks of taking dual antiplatelet therapy, ie excess bleeding.
My advice, as mentioned, is to do what your cariologist has recommended, namely stop clopidogrel.
It sounds like your anxiety about the situation is a much bigger problem than any uncertainty about how long to take clopidogrel. Please consult your GP or a good psychiatrist about how best to manage your inappropriate anxiety.
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