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Glutamine and Acetominopheine. Ok after surgery?



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I was told the glutamine woud help quicken the healing process. I'm also confused with acetominphine. I know we can't take Nsaids and ibuprofen. I stumped my coordinator. Anyone ?

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Acetometaphine (spelling??) is Tylenol, and I take that for aches and pains. As far as the other one I don't know :)

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http://www.drugs.com...taminophen.html

http://www.mercola.c...ry/protocol.htm

http://www.livestron...-after-surgery/

Acetaminophen is also called Tylenol and other things, normally prescribed after surgery. Too much could mess with your liver.

Glutamine is widely prescribed to help healing, especially in other countries. Nearly impossible to overdose as the second link says.

I hit the glutamine consistently, I think it helps my recovery from exercise.

Is the coordinator a doctor or nurse?

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I don't know how I'm going to live without ibuprofen. :( I suffer so much arthritis pain & I need a knee replacement (but holding off as long as possible.) I pop those babies every day just so I can walk like someone my age & not a 90 y/o.

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I currently take about 15g of glutamine daily. I use it for muscle recovery from exercise. I take 5grams, 3 times per day... post/preop shake and 5g before bed.

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Glutamine is golden. I was only told to stay off of it, and my other supplements for 2 weeks. Today I started my injection supplements again and have been feeling fine taking some pretty heavy stuff, but no problems at all.

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Great information. Thanks!!

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I am actually very surprised you dont here about this supplement more on these forums. Aside from aiding in recovery it also slows the rate of muscle breakdown which is huge with the caloric deficit we eat. By preserving muscle we are able to burn more fat.

Most people eating healthy balanced diets get enough glutamine from eating regular food. It kinda of gets a bad rap in the sense that most people believe its not needed or is a waste because you get enough levels of it in your daily intake. As VSG patients, especially newly sleeved ones, we can not eat enough to bring our glutamine levels high enough.

This supplement is perfect for VSG patients. Its also a very cheap supplement compared to most. I think I pay about 10 bucks for a months supply when taking 15g per day which is a decent amount.

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Does Glutamine come in liquid? Or do you buy pills and crush? Did you take it up to surgery and right after, or wait for 2 weeks?

Thanks!

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I buy mine in a powdered form and mix it in my Protein Shake or morning coffee. If mixed in a drink you wont taste it. I started taking it at 3 weeks when I started going to the gym. IMO the sooner the better because it will preserve the muscle you currently have. I would start taking it on preop diet... again my opinion only.

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