I have NO medical training, but I always thought Plavix is not a drug to toy with. Speak to your original IR and also get a second opinion. Plavix was recently picked up by the "current affairs" programs here in Australia (they are far from a medical source). I always thought Plavix was a short term medication. It may also be prudent to get some information directly from the makers if you have been told to be on this medication long term, they should have some knowledge of others across the population of users.