Arthritis meds after surgery


33 posts in this topic

Is anyone taking arthritis medicine after surgery? I really need mine and I can't find any information anywhere. I am afraid to ask my doctor, because if I can't have medicine for the arthritis all over my body, I may consider canceling my surgery on the 21st. I don't want to after all I have been through, but the pain of the arthritis is almost unbearable. :D Please let me know if you are taking something and how it is working for you. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is anyone taking arthritis medicine after surgery? I really need mine and I can't find any information anywhere. I am afraid to ask my doctor, because if I can't have medicine for the arthritis all over my body, I may consider canceling my surgery on the 21st. I don't want to after all I have been through, but the pain of the arthritis is almost unbearable. :) Please let me know if you are taking something and how it is working for you. Thanks.

HI. I was given a card to keep with me at all times.IT reads Patient Considerations -No Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDS),Arthritis Medications, or medications known to produce ulcers. i Hope this helps ,but you should talk to your Dr. NOW!!!!!!! GOOD LUCKY Kerry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi -- I haven't been banded yet, am newly looking into it, but I have rheumatoid arthritis for which I take many drugs -- prednisone, enbril, methotrexate, etc. and I'm concerned about being asked to go off my drugs, too. There is a thread regarding this. Put in key word "arthritis" and it should come up. Evidently this differs from doctor to doc. Some doctors did not make patient give up drugs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have arthritis and I was banded in March, 2008. I was taking Plaquenil and Methotrexate and was told they were both ok to take. I'm now off of Plaquenil and just taking Methotrexate because since the weight loss has started I don't need the Plaquenil. I was also told that I can take Glucosomine. Hope this helps.

Mikee57 likes this 1 Like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi I didn't have to give up my arthritis meds, but i was strongly suggested to stop taking them just after i had to have an unfill--due to illnesses, intolerances, allergies. I was taking an Nsaid for osteoarthritis. I am now taking Arthritis strength Tylenol. Believe me it isn't the same but it helps. My goal was to get enough weight off so that I will stop hurting. However, with almost 50 lbs gone, I am moving a lot more and it seems I hurt a lot more....go figure.

Mikee57 likes this 1 Like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there... I don't know if I'm too late (I just found this age appropriate group) but I live on Celebrex and 2 weeks before my surgery I stopped taking it... was achy (knees & Hips), trouble getting off couch, walking down stairs, you name it... had my surgery last tues Dec. 2 and can't believe this but, the liquid diet I'm on must be helping because I've been able to move sooo much easier and haven't taken my Celebrex (I'm not taking pain meds any longer either) Again, hope I'm not too late best of luck to you, it's worth it!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was taking Naprosyn for years pre-surgery. Stopped two weeks before surgery on 3/25/09. I was in so much pain going off of it. I figured I would be able to go back on it after surgery, but never asked the question. Well, my discharge papers showed that I am never to take it again. So far, I'm just a bit achy without it, and hope that as the weight drops, I won't need it at all.

Mikee57 likes this 1 Like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi there... I don't know if I'm too late (I just found this age appropriate group) but I live on Celebrex and 2 weeks before my surgery I stopped taking it... was achy (knees & Hips), trouble getting off couch, walking down stairs, you name it... had my surgery last tues Dec. 2 and can't believe this but, the liquid diet I'm on must be helping because I've been able to move sooo much easier and haven't taken my Celebrex (I'm not taking pain meds any longer either) Again, hope I'm not too late best of luck to you, it's worth it!!!!!

I too had been taking Celebrex for many years prior to Banding. SInce Banding I only take Tordol or Tylenol extra strength...

My doc does not want me taking Nsaids as they can cause stomach irritation/erosion... and actually since I've lost 65 lbs my knees and back problems have beenmore manageable.. I try to get reg exercise and just take the Extra Str. Tylenol when I have flare ups.

Good luck to you dear!

Mikee57 likes this 1 Like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.