Non narcotic pain relief

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Nutz
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.  I was wondering what types of meds people use for joint pain from prednisone withdrawl and other pains post surgery.  I am trying to be done with Vicodin for good and tried Tylenol yesterday.  It seemed to work ok but just wondering what other options are out there.  I was always told to not take NSAID's (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) such as Motrin, Advil because of my colitis.  Am I able to take those now that I don't have a colon?  Or due they upset the stomach lining?  Just wondering what else you guys think.  I don't have an appt with my GI and surgeon until the 17th and wanted to get your guys' opinion.  Thanks!
 
Darlene
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Nutz
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, by the way, I am looking for options other than narcotics! Thanks.
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/8/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Darlene,

NSAIDs should never to taken by those of us with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, like Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, due to its tendency to cause gastric bleeding and ulceration in the gastric lining. It can affect us even after our colon has been removed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safer medication for pain relief and can be taken in 1,000 mg doses up to 4 times per day.

Hope that helps!

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.


Nutz
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   Posted 11/9/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Cecilia!  Got it, never ever take NSAID's ever again!! 

Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


suebear
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   Posted 11/10/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually you can take NSAIDS once you are a few months post surgery. However, they should not been taken routinely to manage pain. For the ocassionally body ache or headache they are fine.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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