I have a question for anyone who requires pain medication and suffers from heart disease.
My PM currently has me taking Darvacet N100 and Lortab 7.5 for breakthrough. I had a two level fusion done in January 2007. I had some pain relief, but it's been back for a while now.
Unfortunately, the Darvacet really isn't doing a good job and I don't want to take the Lortab unless I have to. I figure I'm 42 yrs old and have a long way to go with pain management as I grow older.
To top things off, I had a ballon angiogram with stent placement in January of this year. My Cardiologist will not allow me to take NSAIDS (can cause further heart complications).
What medications have heart patients been prescribed that aren't NSAIDS that have worked well? Like I said earlier, I don't want to take really strong stuff. The last thing I need is to get a tolerance built up for a medication at a half way early age.
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2