Posted 7/16/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)
If you have inflammation of the spleeen and liver you should NOT be taking any NSAIDS and they should put you on roxicet or something with no tylenol (like oxycontin but no tylenol) or at least loratab or something for a while until the inflammation goes away. Liver problems are nasty and if they persist, you can have some nasty embarassing problems, like bad bad loud gas frequently, diarrhea, sometimes uncontrollable, nasty stools, pain, bloating, weight gain, and flu like symptoms that can be really agravating, and it can get worse to involve memory problems, skin problems. Have you considered telling your docs that you don't want to take NSAIDs till this goes away, that you want narcotics instead for a month or so to see if the inflammation stops? I think this is very important. The gout/pseudogout is liver related and I think it can affect more than your joints. I've been able to take tramadol with my lousy liver and it is pretty good for pain, but I need to take 6 50mg tabs a day every day to keep it in my system to work. The liver is a large issue. Don't ask them questions, just tell them what you want. You need to give your liver a break before you start getting permanent damage.
I live in the deep south, the low country, near the Atlantic, and life is different here, but it is really cheap. My friend lives in vermont and says its real cheap there but it is so cold in the winter, I don't think I could handle it. There's no traffic here, and there's a lot of people on disability here because its so cheap to live. I can only see one neighbor from where I live. I got 6 acres and a newer fleetwood doublewide for 50000, which isn't so bad. There's not much work around here though. The ocean is close, but its still out in the woods, dirt roads and all. I miss the midwest where I grew up and hope someday to go back, when I can get enough for my house to get something up there. Well, take care and glad you are getting this off your chest too. Not good to keep it in and I will pray that you feel better and get good help for your problems and better pain medicine.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments