I went off my nexium and pepcid per my stomach docs instructions and with in a week I had pain bloating & gas from the gastritis. So I started taking them again and I need to talk to my regular doc about
all this, because I obviously can not go with out it. I even tried some natural things. I also need to talk to him about
treating my back pain when I am on vacation and have to sleep in a different bed. It was so bad last fall that the first night at my son's I couldn't hardly get up. I made sure I took my pain pills and muscle relaxer after that each night we were there. I also have pain patches, but I just read the stuff on them and it can cause heart problems which I already have. I am such a mess I feel sorry for my doctor. I want to keep this stomach thing under control though because now that alergy season is here if my stomach makes my asthma act up it will be out of control all summer. I remember the summer I took Crestor for a week. My asthma was so bad all summmer I had to stay in and 2 trips to the ER for it. My alergies are starting to act up. I have to come in and do a sinus rinse after being out side. Last summer wasn't so great either because my daughter was back home with her cat and dog and he peed all over my house along with my chihuahua. Never again.
As for aspirin I can not even take the 81mg much to my heart docs dismay. The only thing I can handle is the plavix, so that is all I take as a prescription for my heart. I need to start taking my supplements again. I was expirementing to see if they were causing problems with my stomach. I have no doubt that is the cause of your problems. Make sure you talk to your doctor about it and ask about Plavix. If my stomach can handle it as sensitive as it is maybe yours can too. My stomach is so sensitive that some meds I only have to take one or two and I'm doubled over with stomach pain. I had thought that after my surgery I would be able to eat or take any thing but that is not the case for me.
The last night and tonight I have had horrible pain and bloating around 10pm. I don't know if that is from the surgery still because I keep forgeting to take the gas x during the day now. I wish I would have knew that my doctor was going to call to today to check up on me. I didn't think to ask him about this problem. It hurts so much and would be bad enough by itself but it pulls on my stitches and that makes it all the worse. I asked him if I could drive though and he said he tells his patients that if they can lift one leg up and shake it with no pain then it's ok. I drove to the video store though and it hurt when I tried to turn to check traffic and when I would turn the wheel, so I'm not so sure driving is such a good idea yet. I'm thinking I might call tomorrow and ask what he thinks about that and about the gas thing at night. I thought that was pretty nice that he called me himself instead of having his nurse call to check up on me. You don't get that too often. Well I better get to bed. My tummy is starting to feel better after taking a pain pill and 2 Gas X pills. Talk to you tomorrow. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.
Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.
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Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.