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You will not be able to have any form of NSAIDs after surgery. I have terrible arthritis but had to stop taking meds due to gastritis. I toke mine for years and boy did I hurt after stopping!

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Nope. Haven't taken anything for arthritis pain since before surgery!! :D I was getting steroid shots in my hips and in my SI joint along with daily narcotics.

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I hope that's my case, my surgeon told me not to take any more arthritis meds. I haven't since May.

If afterwards still in pain are we allowed to take any meds?

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Following this topic bc it's of interest to me.

I'm wanting to know about beyond Aleve and other NSAIDS. I'm curious about the "big guns" biologic medications for like Rheumatoid Arthritis which I have. Remicade IV is my drip - but haven't been able to get my infusion for months due to surgeries (2 including the GB RNY) which has left me reeling in inflammatory pain off and on.... I'm hopeful though, bc although RA is autoimmune, I know the extra fat doesn't help!

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I continued with cortisone shots for the first few months after surgery, but then stopped. I just didn't hurt much anymore with all that weight gone (my arthritis is in my knees and right hip)

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Likewise for my Lower Limbs- but No One Updated my other joints - Right Rotator cuff repaired- Left one on List right after my Ganglion Cyst removal on this coming Tuesday- it Hurts and Worse its location is making my Left Thumb go Numb- this is the " GOOD" thumb- the Right one post- joint removal and rebuild, will remain 85% efficient. I MAY NEVER PINCH PEOPLE AGAIN - not that I go out of my way to do it now- but Fine Motor Skills are terrible to lose!

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I have had both my thumbs rebuilt. Mine was a tendon transfer where they remove the thumb joint and replace it with a tendon in the forearm. I have a little trouble with jars but otherwise not bad. Therapy helped a lot!

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Yeah Water bottles and Can-openers are mine, I can buy a Powered Opener and Tomkitten(my son) opens the water and pill bottles for me. But LYNDA we are in Great Shape for the Shape We're In!

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16 hours ago, debra102364 said:

I hope that's my case, my surgeon told me not to take any more arthritis meds. I haven't since May.

If afterwards still in pain are we allowed to take any meds?

Not nsaids for sure. In any form per my surgeon. But talk to your doctor about your concerns. It's amazing what losing the weight does to inflammatory diseases and pain levels.

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4 hours ago, Lynda486 said:

I have had both my thumbs rebuilt. Mine was a tendon transfer where they remove the thumb joint and replace it with a tendon in the forearm. I have a little trouble with jars but otherwise not bad. Therapy helped a lot!

I had that surgery in January

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22 hours ago, debra102364 said:

Those who have arthrites, do you take any meds after surgery?

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I take turmeric and it truly works! I have horrible arthritis in my hands and knees. Do yourself a favor and try it. Key is that it must also contain bioperine (black pepper) in order to absorb it.

I have been using it for years now.

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20 hours ago, CrowLuv said:

Following this topic bc it's of interest to me.

I'm wanting to know about beyond Aleve and other NSAIDS. I'm curious about the "big guns" biologic medications for like Rheumatoid Arthritis which I have. Remicade IV is my drip - but haven't been able to get my infusion for months due to surgeries (2 including the GB RNY) which has left me reeling in inflammatory pain off and on.... I'm hopeful though, bc although RA is autoimmune, I know the extra fat doesn't help!

I was in so much pain I couldn't stand but he gave me cortisone shots in both knees. NSAIDS that are the lowest as far as hurting the lining of your stomach. I guess if I am still hurting after I have surgery I will then have to have knees operated on. If insurance approved going do some more weekly silicone shots.

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Here is a link to the one that I have ordered and am using most recently just to give you an idea of what to look for.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07G1DB67P?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

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