Prohibited Medicines

6 on July 11, 2019

What are the over-the-counter medicines that are prohibited to take after a Bariatric surgery, if there are any? I normally take aspirin every time I have a headache, will this medicine be harmful to me while I’m recovering?

 
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1 on July 12, 2019

I remember the doctor stressing to me that all NSAIDs were a big no-no because we’re more at risk of developing an ulcer and ulcers are harder to detect in patients like us so it’s a double whammy.  I think Tylenol is the only OTC medicine we can take for a headache.  Do you get headaches often?  

on July 28, 2019

Hi there. I don’t have headaches often, but it is usually a terrible headache when I have one. I will try the suggestions that others have said like the essential oil, a heating pad, or the head massage.

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0 on July 13, 2019

They have all sorts of headache cures that don’t have to be ingested like diffusing essential oils or getting Botox for migraines.  You might be surprised @Astrid.  My headaches went away after I had weight-loss surgery.  I think mine must’ve been caused by swings in my blood sugar levels because those headaches stopped once I got my eating under control.  

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0 on July 14, 2019

That’s great news, Jasmine99!  Headaches are never fun, but I rarely get them so I can’t complain.  I’ve wondered what to do about pain from exercise and such, but I see my old standby, ibuprofen has been ruled out.  I’m assuming that using a heating pad is still okay though.

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0 on July 18, 2019

I learned that a massage is a good pain reliever and I can attest that myself. Drinking beer was my pain reliever before, but I’m trying to go the healthy way so I can be with my family longer.

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0 on July 30, 2019

I have really bad back pain from a spine problem and although I’m on a fentanyl patch I was taking ibuprofen alongside. Now I can’t have ibuprofen I have kids calpol or dispersible tramadol. Wish I could have ibuprofen back as much better but I think once on normal eating its OK.

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