I suggest you get a final opinion that reviews your cardiovascular risk and both your vertigo. Plavix is not exactly a pleasant medication to be on, but it helps many cardiovascular and stroke patients. It's not a joke to go off of Plavix. It may be offering you a silent benefit. I went off Plavix as a heart patient for 7 days for an upper GI endoscopy and had a stroke. For any procedure, I do not go off Plavix...the docs work around it. I'd rule out cardiovascular and stroke issues before jumping off the med. I've had cardiologists given my own complicated situation say it's ok to go off of Plavix, and If I would have listened to them, it's a fair chance I'd be in very deep trouble.