Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well.I have been through the wringer in the mast year trying to find the right medications which will help alleviate my Arachnoiditis and nerve damage pain. I have tried almost every medication under the sun, with alot of side effects. I take Plavix and several other heart medications which have always caused me some stomach problems, but not like now. I have frequent stomack pain, and severe heartburn that feels like I am having a heart attack and I have to take like ten tums and drink a coke to burp. I am taking Embeda, Vicodin, Tramadol, Flexeril, and Trazadone for my back. For my heart condition I take plavix, aspirin, atenelol, prevastatin, and Niaspan. I am wondering if I should ask my doctor for a patch pain releiver to help alleviate the stomach problems? Would that be too forward to ask him? Also, which ones work well? Thanks!!