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My husband had bilateral pulmonary embolism at the end of

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My husband had bilateral pulmonary embolism at the end of 2014, although his clots have gone now he's still left with continual chest pain. He is on many medications. he is not able to walk far without being breathless and simple things like sneezing puts him on the floor in pain. What can he do to ease this continual pain?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

what meds has he tried?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is on apixiban, gabapentin, nefapam, cinnarizine, amitriptyline, coding & paracetamol
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

what dose gabapentin?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
600mg 3 times a day gabapentin
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

That is a hefty dose.

I would try adding cymbalta or effexor.

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