@ predictable: Again you are right on mark. While I’ve never had a spinal tap, I have had back surgery 10 years ago. I also had/have scoliosis (to the left side) I read what you mentioned on Drugs.com a few weeks ago. That was what got me thinking about something else needing the Xarelto besides what I take it for (which is PE, 4 Blood clots over the years and A-Fib. The Oncologist advised, today, that I might try taking Aleve when I must go off the Xarelto for a medical procedure or surgery. Just take “one” was his advice. He thinks that might help me with the pain or stop the on-set of same. This is like a puzzle. They (3 of my Doctors) thought the pain might be from my Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Triple A) an ultra sound showed no new growth. Because my PCP ordered the ultra sound my appointment with the vascular surgeon was cancelled by their office when in receipt of the results. The only reason I saw my Oncologist was for a yearly visit. My regular Oncologist retired so a new man took over my case. I am a 7 year survivor of colon cancer so I am released from care except for blood tests now and then. I certainly will look in to seeing my vascular surgeon and probably a nephrologist. Sometimes I feel that I am reaching for a star. While I am in my 80’s I am active and healthy otherwise. Some Doctors might look at me as just an “old person.” I sincerely hope note. I’ll keep making noise in my corner and keep searching for a result
for it may help others who never realized the importance of being their own advocate. Again my thanks for all the support I have received here on this site. My anxiety is far less than it was formerly.