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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if we should be using capsul medication?? I have fibromyalgia and i've been taking lyrica and cymbalta for a while but they're not helping.  My body is in sooo much pain!!!! cry    I recall my dr saying something about it but don't recall exactly.  I have a feeling people with ileostomies should be taking them due to absorbtion. 
Can anyone help??
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"

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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I can tell you that extended release capsules won't stay in your system long enough to release the medications. As far as other drugs... I have trouble with really hard/large pills digesting, like calcium. But capsules are fine. I do cheat when taking tylenol .. I get the caplets and just break them in half. They absorb really quick that way.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 1/30/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i do fine with gel caplets, like the advil ones, and any other meds i have thta are scored i cut in half.
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