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 keep being told loose the weight and u will feel better :) .. I wish u much successs.
Talk to your doctor about Flector patches, Ihave issues with a knee injury and I was told no NSAIDS by mouth ever. I talked to the surgeon and he stated the patch is direct and will not damage the pouch or our bands. Its the only thing out there for us band people that they approve to help. They are helping me alot. Take care.
on 5/7/14 12:46 pm
I cannot get Any pain meds. Washington Statte is highly controlled. Might go to medicinal marijuana:(
I ended up on prescription strength Advil for a couple of months when I injured my arm. My band doctor ok'ed it but had me on prilosec at the same time to help minimize the chance of stomach issues.
Down 95+ pounds and still trucking along
on 5/7/14 12:41 pm
They sent me home with meloxicam 7.5 right after surgery. I am on Prilosec since surgery now I am petrified of NSAIDs. Not worth the risk to me. Found a patch called lidderm they also have it in lotion form. I like the liquid Motrin idea.
Jojoplus 2 aka Joanie
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