I'm being told I should NEVER take Advil/Ibuprofen again?
So is there a safe alternative? So what do I do if I need an anti-inflammatory? I have a prescription strength Motrin I take for my knee sometimes. I don't need to take that, necessarily. But no Ibuprofen, EVER??
Anti-inflammotories irritate/eat away at stomach tissue.
They work 'systemically' --- that means, that whether you take them orally or not, they eat away at stomach tissue.
For Gastric Bypass patients, their esophogus and stomach have been 'de-tatched' -- so, if they develop ulcers, they cannot be dianosed by an endoscopy -- it require surgery to see into their stomach.
Since I still have my anatomy intact, and since I have never had problems with anti-inflammatories causing me stomach problems, and since I have had issues with tendonitisi ---I take Naproxen as prescribed by my orthopedic specialist with the approval of my bariatric surgeon.
So, I take 440mg twice a day as needed for discomfort.\
The pills are small, I take them when there is no food in my pouch, so they go right through --- they don't sit in the pouch to 'over irritate' it ---- and I have had no problems.
You should consult with your bariatric specialist and get clarification on what is and is not allowed.
Also, Ibuprofen is not reccomended for patients who have had gastric bypass surgery, but I would ask your Dr. because they may OK it. Naproxen is another that is not reccomended, but my Surgeon said it was OK, when my neurosurgeon wanted to prescribe it for me. I chose Ultram instead, because it is easier on my system, but every body is different and what the tolerate is different, so the best thing to do is ask your bariatric surgeon.
The stomach, that is detatched, is not going to get ulcers, because it is not in use, the (pouch) stomach is made smaller (a pouch) and that is where the food, medicine, etc go through to be digested, so if you get ulcers, that is where they will be; not in the detached part of the stomach, that is no longer in use.
I was helicoptered to have life saving surgery after taking nsaids. They are burned through my pouch and burned into my intestines from TAKING NSAIDS. AFTER SURGERY. EVER. I ALMOST DIED. NO, NO, NO Nsaids. It's not worth it. I'm researching alternatives for my chronic pain, migraines and ruptured disk in my back. They give me opioids but that can lead to addiction. There has to be something better. Just don't be dumb NSAIDS are killers for those of us who had wait loss surgery
I keep being told loose the weight and u will feel better :) .. I wish u much successs.