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#1 Lileee

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

IF you get Chronic Headaches or God Forbid... Migraine Headaches (like ME)... WHAT do you take after RNY? i currently take Naproxen or Vicodin... but i know after my RNY i wont be able to take the Naproxen... i know i CAN Take the Vicodin or Tylenol (which hardly EVER works for ME)... what do YOU take for your's? :confused:



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#2 mweaver47

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:28 PM

My doctor just put me on Nortriptyline. I take it at bedtime, and it both helps me sleep and should help prevent my migraines. My mother's been on it for a couple years (she's a year post-op) and her headaches and migraines have significantly improved. You can take Ultram, too.

The only downside to Nortriptyline is you either have to get the liquid version (like my mom) or open the capsule and pour the powder into a little dip in pudding, cover it up, and swallow it whole(like me) because the capsules don't seem to dissolve.
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#3 mweaver47

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:29 PM

Here's a wesbite that has a list of what you can't take.

MEDICATIONS After Bariatric Surgery

Keep in mind that not everything may be on there.
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#4 Lileee

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:53 PM

Here's a wesbite that has a list of what you can't take.

MEDICATIONS After Bariatric Surgery

Keep in mind that not everything may be on there.

Thank You For This Website!!! thats just what i need...! :) does that Nortriptyline give you OR your mom any Bad Side Effects :confused:



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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

I use Topamax to prevent migraines and Vicodin if I get a bad one.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

Just to add my two cents-I have suffered from bad migraines since I was 28-I am 46 now and since my RNY on Oct. 19, 2009, I have not even gotten a head ache!

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:49 AM

My doctor just put me on Nortriptyline. I take it at bedtime, and it both helps me sleep and should help prevent my migraines. My mother's been on it for a couple years (she's a year post-op) and her headaches and migraines have significantly improved. You can take Ultram, too.

The only downside to Nortriptyline is you either have to get the liquid version (like my mom) or open the capsule and pour the powder into a little dip in pudding, cover it up, and swallow it whole(like me) because the capsules don't seem to dissolve.


I was on this for a while.
Did not work for me at all.

Me and my doctor are still working on something that does work for me.
As of now, though, I'm just taking fioricet when I feel a migraine coming.

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#8 Lileee

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:45 AM

just to add my two cents-i have suffered from bad migraines since i was 28-i am 46 now and since my rny on oct. 19, 2009, i have not even gotten a head ache!

:) so it might be better for me than i think huh? Yeeeeeee!!!



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