i can say that if you have articular damage of any sort or any degeneration or deformtiy....no matter how many NSAIDs you've taken, it will still show up on a bone scan. NSAIDs really do not help stop the progression of any disease state, it just helps control inflammation.
NSAIDs have short life spans too, so you should be well cleared of everything if you go through with your plan.
i do not disagree with it.
in neurology, they make patients stop taking their medications days before say an EEG or some epilepsy testings...so why not?
will it make a real difference? who's to say. but heck, worth a shot right? if you were a new patient & this was being ordered, you'de most likely wouldn't be on any meds anyway. so, no harm no foul.
the dye will take to any areas of bone hypertrophy and inflammation....so even if you were still taking nsaids at the time and there is a problem, the nsaids would be traveling to the same place...so i am thinking that even while on medications if there are problems areas, medications would not cause a "negative reading" so to speak.
now, for bloodwork!...if you're on immunosuppressants and steroids and ya get the flu or an infection...your bloodwrok can show up NORMAL!! isn't that a kicker!! the steroids and immunomodulators actually "cover-up" fevers and infections many times. very tricky. interesting stuff eh.
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