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Even though it is prohibited, some doctors do let patients use them. What was your reason? For menstrual cramps, arthritis, general pain? And how long was it for?


Any answers appreciated, thanks

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I dropped a butter knife on my foot and probably bruised the bone; took NSAIDs then. Also took some when I had a headache recently. My doc doesn't put them off-limits and I had no repercussions, but obviously stick to what YOUR doc says.

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Our doc doesn't restrict them - that's an RNY thing - though it's best not to use them consistently if you can avoid it (and do so under medical supervision.) I used them some after orthopedic surgery a couple years post op, as my wife uses them some occasionally now (13+ years post op) as a result of some spinal problems.

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On 11/10/2018 at 5:36 PM, AchieveGoals said:

NSAID's after surgery

@AchieveGoals

i had the sleeve, and my doc said NO to NSAIDS

we all know that docs are different in their instructions.

At the end of the day you/me/we should follow drs./NUTS

words of wisdom!!🙂

good luck

kathy

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On 11/10/2018 at 5:36 PM, AchieveGoals said:

Even though it is prohibited, some doctors do let patients use them. What was your reason? For menstrual cramps, arthritis, general pain? And how long was it for?


Any answers appreciated, thanks

My PCP told me limited use *shouldn't* cause issues. I've got spinal arthritis and some nerve issues right now, and I was told it was ok to use if need be. I haven't used them even with that clearance because I really don't want to risk the ulcer issue. There are some supplements that mimic anti-inflammatory meds that could be useful (Like Turmeric for instance).

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I have arthritis everywhere. The x-rays even cause the technicians to gasp when they look at them the first time! I have been on Voltaren for at least 10 years, the last 3.5 being post op sleeve. I am gleefully down to only one a day that I take with omeprazole.

That being said, I never miss a scheduled doctor appointment and we keep an eye on it. Not everyone will develop ulcers, but if it starts I'll have to drop the only arthritis medicine that has given me any relief.

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My surgeon said once I heal I can use my ibuprofen

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