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You guys are fantastic! I'm loving all of this input and support. I can't wait to get the ball rolling on this! 

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15 hours ago, Stephtay said:

Here is my two cents on NSAIDS. I took them all the time for years. Foot pain, elbow pain for my tendonitis and most days I had a low grade headache. I was happy to learn with a sleeve I'd still be able to take them but here is the interesting thing. I rarely take them anymore. Maybe 2x a year. My foot pain went away once I lost weight. I still have tendonitis - I had surgery for it right after my WLS but it still bothers me. I think (I could be wrong though) that since I'm not overusing my elbows in the ways I used to when I was fat that my tendonitis is better. And, I'm thrilled to report I rarely have a low grade headache. Maybe once every other month. For years pre-opt I wouldn't leave home without Advil. Now, I don't even know if we have any at home.  

After reading this yesterday, I realized something-- since I started my pre-op diet in Feb (lean meats and veggies, no dairy), I really have only needed ibuprofen a couple times. Which really surprised me because before that I was using some almost every day. I can only guess the combination of diet, normal blood sugars now, and some weight loss (less than 20 lbs still :()  has contributed to that. 

Anyways you've definitely put my mind a little more at ease, thanks for the great insight.

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Dairy is a major part of what I eat. As to nsaids, some can, some can't, best to go over it with your own surgeon and PCP.

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18 hours ago, Stephtay said:

Here is my two cents on NSAIDS. I took them all the time for years. Foot pain, elbow pain for my tendonitis and most days I had a low grade headache. I was happy to learn with a sleeve I'd still be able to take them but here is the interesting thing. I rarely take them anymore. 

I'm looking forward to not needing them for aches and pains, but surviving one of my periods without them? Never going to happen. 

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Since my gastric bypass I have only needed pain killers on average about twice a year. When I do need a pain killer now I take liquid Tylenol (the CVS generic version). I used to need Advil all the time. This is a major change for the better! :)

By the way, many surgeons do not want sleeve patients to take NSAIDs after the surgery in order to avoid ulcers. 

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