Temporary use of PPIs in order to tolerate NSAIDS?

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 8/3/2006 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
   I'm sorry to sort of repeat another post I did.  I'm really at my wits end.  Many of us appreciate how hard it is to get off PPIs.  I did it several years ago, and I'm so happy I did.  But now I have another problem I have to get through.  I had knee arthroscopy last week and I don't know if it's because I have fibromyalgia, or because I haven't taken the NSAIDS, but I'm in so much pain all the time because of my knee.  I hobble around, and now I'm getting lots of pains elsewhere, because I'm hobbling so much.
   I've called the doc's office for a stronger pain med, but I'm thinking of doing something else.  I'm thinking of going back on a PPI, in order to take the NSAIDS.  I'd like to be on them for at least a week or 2.
   Have any of you ever been back on PPIs temporarily, in order to get through another situation (like taking NSAIDS)?  I just hate "regressing" and going back on the PPIs, but I'm thinking if I can take the NSAIDS, I can get out of some of this pain.   But gosh I hate what I might have to go through, to come off it again.  Any insights??  Thanks.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Diclofenac (NSAID) and Cytotec (stomach med that I take with the Diclofenac to coat the stomach--it is for use with NSAIDS). I take 200 mcg. of Cytotec with my 100 mg. of Diclofenac once a day at dinner with food, for FMS. I haven't had a problem with stomach/esophagus pain from the NSAID since I started it in 1997.

I only take the Nexium because I developed erosive esophagitis and GERD actually in January, but didn't start on PPI until 4/14. I was scared to go to the doc about the chest pain that they would put me in the hospital figuring I had heart problems which I pretty well knew I didn't have. But I ended up with pneumonia and at the doctor's office on 4/6, anyway. I was stupid about not seeing the doctor and let my GERD get really bad before I had it treated.

Hypothyroidism (1953), Diabetes type 2 (1976), High cholesterol (1989), Gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).

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