So i was slightly ticked off last week, finally changed GI's because my old GI was a little too full of himself and was very old fashioned and unwilling to try anything "new" to the CD world. So i go to my new GI, who is 30, so only 5 years older than me, which oddly enough actually made me more comfortable in a talking sense, and as some of his preliminary questions he asks me if i have been taking Advil or any Ibuprofen. My reply "Well not all the time, but when i work to hard at the gym i take it for muscle pain or pulls", his reply, dont take that anymore, anti-inflammatories are horrible for CD, stick to just Tylenol. Then i thought back to a couple days before i exited a 2 1/2 year remission, i had been installing a new toilet at my grandparents and twisted the wrong way when putting the bowl down and ended up pulling something in my back. So i went to the drug store, because it was pretty painful and took a look in the area with all the back meds. I had heard so many stories about aleve (sp ?) and how it pretty much made back pain disappear instantly, so i pick some up and take it for the next two days......and of course what is aleve, a very strong anti-inflammatory.....been with my old GI for 3 years, not once did he ever inform me not to take anti-inflammatories, now my new flare might have been a direct result of taking the back meds, which really pisses me off.
Shouldnt simple things like this be mentioned upon diagnosis if they are that common sense to doctors? Like i can understand him not mentioning "Dont do heroin on sunny days in the winter" because thats something i probably wont be doing anytime in my life, BUT taking an advil, only like 95% of the human population has taken advil once in their life, but no point in mentioning that tid bit.
Done my rant, feeling better, back to work, LOL