I recently had a knee arthroscopy for a torn meniscus and arthritis. I am at a real disadvantage with GERD and IBS, in that I really need to avoid antibiotics and NSAIDS. I have been in so much pain, because I can't take the NSAIDS. The surgeon allowed me to not take the post-surgery antibiotics, since they are more-or-less over-kill......for which I was grateful.
On 3 days, I took pepcid, and then I took an Aleve, and I really started getting heartburn and esophogeal spasms. It's a real bummer.
How do you all handle surgery/illnesses that really require antibiotics and NSAIDS? How do you deal with the pain, diarrhea, reflux, etc. that comes with both of these medications?
I was lucky that my doctor actually was concerned about my GERD, and didn't force these meds on me.
But he did say that if I ever needed a knee replacement, the antibiotics are very important.
Antibiotics and NSAIDS really mess up my GI tract for a long time. Just curious how you all deal with these meds. Thanks!