Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:40 PM
Lap GNY April 1, 2008
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:51 PM
1) We no longer have many gastric juices to "dilute" down that pill.
2) Our pouch is so much smaller so there is greater chance that pill will fall into about the same place whenever we swallow it constantly irritating the same place.
3) Before surgery we had several major sources of blood supply to our stomachs. After surgery it has been cut down to one or maybe two. Less blood to our pouch, less circulation, greater chance for ulcers.
I've talked to my surgeon about this. He is a surgeon who has done MANY scopes. From his personal experience he has seen many patients with ulcers after NSAIDs use....he says he has even had several cases where he has seen ulcers after only 2 doses of NSAIDs.
For myself, personally I don't want to take the chance. If there is a medical reason I should be taking them...like to decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke, I'll be taking them but not without taking Cytotec or Carafate with it to at least decrease the risk of an ulcer forming.
Lap RNY: 1/30/06-Dr Randal Baker
TT/BL: 09/21/07-Dr Ronald Ford
PS Revisions: 04/29/08-Dr Ronald Ford
Gallbladder: 05/14/08-Dr Randal Baker
Emergency surgery (Intussusception): 02/29/09-Dr James Foote
Exploratory Lap: 03/16/2011-Dr Randal Baker
Sclerotherapy: 06/09/2011-Dr Randal Baker
Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:04 PM
Hopefully I won't end up with an ulcer, only time will tell. I take my antacid religiously and I ate something with the Motrin.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:15 AM
I'm one of those people that Tylenol does NOTHING for. I was taking upwards of 3000 ml and nothing, no relief. 200 ml of ibruprofen and I'm good to go.
Hmm...I wonder if crushing them 1st would also help push them out of the pouch faster?
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:24 AM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:28 PM
I know....terrible! But I have since stopped and will only take some if my pain gets to like an 8-9 MAYBE...usually I just ice and heat transitions, tub soaking and laying in the bed with my legs propped up and just cry. lol
Surgery Date: August 28, 2008
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:11 AM