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Echoing what Connie said, the time of day doesn't matter at all. When aspirin attaches to a platelet it makes that platelet semi-immune to clumping and the effect lasts for the life of the platelet...about 7-10 days. Thus you must take it every day because about 10-15% of your platelets are made anew every day...and the new ones must be protected.

I have read in several places that over 25% of people will NOT be adequately protected with an 81 mg. dose and that percentage drops steadily with increasing dosage. Another study has shown there is a buset of peoplke who responded to 81 mg at first but very soon (week or two) needed more to get the anti-clumping effect.

Some doctors are now recommending 162 mg./day. I feel that 325mg. is wisest for people without gastric symptoms...a heart attack, especiallyn for people WITH heart disease, is just too awful to flirt with just because doctors are trying to cover their judicial risk.
[QUOTE=Lenin;3105732]Echoing what Connie said, the time of day doesn't matter at all. When aspirin attaches to a platelet it makes that platelet semi-immune to clumping and the effect lasts for the life of the platelet...about 7-10 days. Thus you must take it every day because about 10-15% of your platelets are made anew every day...and the new ones must be protected.

I have read in several places that over 25% of people will NOT be adequately protected with an 81 mg. dose and that percentage drops steadily with increasing dosage. Another study has shown there is a buset of peoplke who responded to 81 mg at first but very soon (week or two) needed more to get the anti-clumping effect.

Some doctors are now recommending 162 mg./day. I feel that 325mg. is wisest for people without gastric symptoms...a heart attack, especiallyn for people WITH heart disease, is just too awful to flirt with just because doctors are trying to cover their judicial risk.[/QUOTE]

I've read many strokes and heart attacks either happen overnight or shortly after waking. Some recommendations I've seen say to take asprin when going to bed. I cheat and take 81 mg in the morning and 81 mg at bedtime.:D
mmvic;

So what is your situation as far as cholesterol numbers and whether you are on a statin or not? Just trying to find out whether or not it would be beneficial for me to take an 81 mg. aspirin in the am/pm like yourself.
My numbers are TC=225, LDL=156, HDL=39, no drugs of any kind, just lots of supplements.

Connie says, [I]"There are bleeding and gastric risks of taking aspirin everyday, so you really should discuss it with your doctor before self-medicating in this way."[/I]

I consider my family doctor someone who helps me when I need an antibiotic for a flu bug, sinus infection or my annual physical. He is the one that is pushing me towards taking a statin with no alternatives.
[QUOTE=Mr. Detail;3107550]mmvic;

So what is your situation as far as cholesterol numbers and whether you are on a statin or not? Just trying to find out whether or not it would be beneficial for me to take an 81 mg. aspirin in the am/pm like yourself.
My numbers are TC=225, LDL=156, HDL=39, no drugs of any kind, just lots of supplements.

Connie says, [I]"There are bleeding and gastric risks of taking aspirin everyday, so you really should discuss it with your doctor before self-medicating in this way."[/I]

I consider my family doctor someone who helps me when I need an antibiotic for a flu bug, sinus infection or my annual physical. He is the one that is pushing me towards taking a statin with no alternatives.[/QUOTE]


TC generally around 180 ish or lower, HDL still around 60 plus. Started 3 years ago at 260 and 60 (although after gorging on mucho shrimp! - a true weakness). Vegetarian/pescatarian diet and I use RYR and plant sterols, no statins. I've been a mega supplement/vitamin proponent of Linus Pauling for 25 years. Intensive excercise 3 to 5 times a week running 8 to 12 miles and walking 10 miles plus weights and stretching. I do my own reading and research. I take asprin as a smart, low risk choice based on my own judgement and the same holds true for my other choices. Assimilate all the available data, analyze and decide!:D Comes from my physics background.:jester:





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