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I have been taking a lot of Aspirin lately because I had a high fever with the stomach virus. Took it every 4 hours on yesterday. Also taking Vitamin E.
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Doctor DanB...are you returning?
OK. Thought I had lost you.
I have been taking a considerable amount of Vitamin E, Garlic and Aspirin over several months (Vit E and Garlic); ASA - over 24 hours. I do sneeze and cough vigorously in an attempt to clear nasal drainage in my throat. Should I rinse my eyes with something like Visine? Or, allow to subside on its own?
By the way, I do tend to rub my eyes as they feel very dry.
One question: I used to be a Registered Nurse and wondered about the reference to a bleeding disorder. My blood work was done recently (2 - 3 months) and was normal. So, are you suggesting a prolonged clotting problem, etc? Just a little concerned, that's all.
OK. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX will be vigilant. I was taking 2 aspirins per day for several weeks, and with the stomach virus (and the elevated temp), I started taking 2 q4h (which might have been too much). Should I just leave off the ASA, Garlic and Vit E for now?
I do not have any Cardiovascular issues, but decided to take it on my own. In fact, it is not even low dosage ASA, it is regular. So, I will stop for now. The Garlic and ViT E were helping to modulate a slightly elevated BP which is now around 124/73.
The eye feels a little scratchy. Will the artificial tears address that? Thank you Doctor DanB.
Thanks for your assistance.