A few links to help you, if you haven't already found them:
It is best to stay away from NSAIDs such as: ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin.
A trip to the nutritionist is a good idea. Make sure that even if you are not hungry, that you are getting appropriate calories - they are very important to help your body heal.
Have a great vacation! (Pack some Immodium just in case - we don't advocate using it often, but it's good to have along if you should need it on vacation.)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: close to remission?!?!?
25mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Posted 6/20/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you so much for the links and for taking the time to send your message. I appreciate it a lot.
I am switching off of Advil and will try Tylenol if needed.
I take a recently prescribed anti-inflammatory, Arthrotec, for a painful arthritic hip that has plagued me for 14 years. This is the first medication EVER that has actually made it possible to go thru a day...pain free! in 14 years. I am not willing to trade it off. Absolutely NOTHING has ever helped til this med. I hope it is not a contributing factor in my new diagnosis....but, time may tell. The only other med I take is a thyroid pill, Levoxyl.
I am hoping to have a great time with our sons and their pregnant wives on this vacation. Thanks again