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I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

That's an Ibuprofen-: Like compound, known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It's also known as Aleve (naproxen) too OTC. This class produces gastritis or stomach lining irritation and worse without food. So this is why when you are getting gastric bypass surgery, and have little space hold food in, the NSAIDS can wreak havoc on your stomach's lining and cause you pain and distress. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Had roux en y (sp?) in 2001 I later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? I'm on a lot of meds

Had roux en y (sp?) in 2001 I later found out w/ gastric bypass ibuprofen shouldn't be taken. Why? & any other things 2 be avoided? I'm on a lot of meds

Ulcers: Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs cause ulcers (marginal ulcers) at your gastric pouch connection site and it can bleed, cause pain or even rupture in that area, so avoid them, or use in low dose mixed with food and only with with PPI (nexium (esomeprazole) etc), however you MUST get permission from your surgeon before doing so another dangerous thing to avoid is SMOKING, it will do the same harm. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a small does of ibuprophen (one 200 mg)) as a post gastric bypass patient?

Is it ok to take a small does of ibuprophen (one 200 mg)) as a post gastric bypass patient?

Post Bariatric Surg: Yes. That is the simple answer. But, if with that dose you feel any burning or acid or increase of pain then in your case it may not be so safe. ...Read more

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Can I take baby aspirin with gastric bypass rny?

Can I take baby aspirin with gastric bypass rny?

Yes, if:: The surgery was long enough ago that there is no risk of bleeding, there is no allergy or hypersensitivity issues, and your vitamin levels are normal. Lack of vitamin k can cause bleeding which Aspirin would then make worse. ...Read more

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Can I take over-the-counter iron, like slow fe after gastric bypass surgery?

Can I take over-the-counter iron, like slow fe after gastric bypass surgery?

OTC iron ok: Over the counter iron is ok. Slowfe is one of most common. If you are eating ice, then you are really deficient and must take 2-3 times per day. Some bypass patient get so low in iron that an infusion might be needed. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 4 years ago but I still have some 10 extra kilos to lose. Can I take fat burner?

Excercise: Fat burners don't work. It is better to lose weight slowly. Persist with exercise and put more muscle. The muscles are your engines for metabolism. ...Read more

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I've had gastric bypass so I can't have NSAIDs. What can I take for a migraine that has lasted 10 days?

I've had gastric bypass so I can't have NSAIDs. What can I take for a migraine that has lasted 10 days?

Migraine and NSAIDS: You must ask your Dr. This question. Need more information on the details of your migraine before I could give better answer.
Just developed them or had for long time. What other things have worked for you that are not NSAIDS. ...Read more

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I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

I am on antipsychotics gained weight I have diet exercise no luck while on it doc won't take me off thinking of lapband or gastric bypass?

Stay on meds!: I know u asked about surg, but meds first. Anger issues: I can see why your doc would want you to stay on your meds. However, none of the meds listed are antipsychotics, so I am confused. Phentermine, while for wt loss, can make anger worse. See if doc will try metformin instead. And instead of the clonazepam, what was your antipsychotic? Is there a less fatty one? Or it with metformin?
Be well. ...Read more

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I am a gastric bypass patient. Drs have told me can't take aspirin to prevent a stroke?

I am a gastric bypass patient. Drs have told me can't take aspirin to prevent a stroke?

Depend: Depending on which type gastric bypass (sleeve gastrectomy vs roux en y vs gastric banding) also may be you have bad stomach ulcer that prevent you from taking aspirin. Please call you surgeon/doctor and ask for the explaination on your case. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 2 years ago & my hair is very thin. What specific vitamins can I take for hair growth/volume?

I had gastric bypass 2 years ago & my hair is very thin. What specific vitamins can I take for hair growth/volume?

Vitamin injections: After gastric bypass your body has a hard time absorbing certain vitamins. Injections bypass this issue so talk to your doctor about injectable vitamins such as b-12 and b-complex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue B12 injections when pregnant? I take 1, 000mcg of B12 monthly (because of gastric bypass surgery). Thanks.

Is it safe to continue B12 injections when pregnant? I take 1, 000mcg of B12 monthly (because of gastric bypass surgery). Thanks.

Yes: Make sure your gynecologist knows about your gastric bypass status and check with a dietician to see if other vitamins or supplements are needed as well. ...Read more

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Can someone who has had a gastric bypass take fenphedra?

It is effective: If you do the research it is one of the most prescribed diet pills. It has a few side effects, but is one of the most prescribed diet pills out there. I would suggest that people who are looking to start it look up its mechanism of action and risks. If it falls within the range of safety for the individual definitely it can be taken ...Read more

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Can you take garcinis cambogia after gastric bypass?

What is that?: What is it for? Usual rule if it has a weird name don't take it. ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Short term: Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I am trying to avoid gastric bypass and started working out. But my body is so sore, mainly my legs and back. What should I do or take?

I am trying to avoid gastric bypass and started working out. But my body is so sore, mainly my legs and back. What should I do or take?

Start Low / Go Slow: Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen with cool compresses. Hire a trainer if possible to help guide you to exercising properly so you don't overdo it and injure yourself; then you can increase your intensity as tolerated. Swim or do water aerobics in between for less intense exercise. Remember to include a healthy diet with meal planning and portion control (try food diary app), and get adequate sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to open the cymbolta capsule and take the medication inside? I have had a gastric bypass and can not take capsules.

Is it ok to open the cymbolta capsule and take the medication inside? I have had a gastric bypass and can not take capsules.

Not recommended: I usually write for liquid formulations with gastric bypass patients. Capsules are ot recommended because of the surgery. Ask you prescriber for a liquid or of a similar drug. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can someone with gastric bypass take?

Which vitamins can someone with gastric bypass take?

Vitamins: Vitamin supplementation is extremely important after gastric bypass and there is a handful of comercially available vitamins specially formulated for bariatric patients. ...Read more

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How long would recovery for laparoscopic gastric bypass take?

How long would recovery for laparoscopic gastric bypass take?

Recovery: Most of my patients are back to work in 2-3 weeks. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity for six weeks. ...Read more

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What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

What is best calcium to take following gastric bypass surgery?

Chew calcium citrate: Calcium citrate is the form best absorbed after a gastric bypass. Make sure it's a chewable form, and that you chew it thoroughly. Since iron, magnesium, and calcium all "fight" to be absorbed in the small intestine, please space these minerals at least 1 hour apart. Not taking calcium (2000 mg a day = two 500-600 mg tablets twice a day) will rob your bones of calcium and give you osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.

What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.

Go back: To your bariatric surgeon to discuss and get a dietician and your OB physician talking. We don't have good data on this yet and it takes a team effort. Malnutrition is our main concern. ...Read more

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I had nissen. It has unwrapped and esophagus shrunk. My BMI is 29. My md recommends gastric bypass. I'm not convinced. Take plavix (clopidogrel) so no meds.

I had nissen. It has unwrapped and esophagus shrunk. My BMI is 29. My md recommends gastric bypass. I'm not convinced. Take plavix (clopidogrel) so no meds.

Complicated Question: A bmi of 29 without comorbid conditions is not an indication for gastric bypass. That being said your bmi may have some contribution to why your nissen failed. First of all I would recommend seeing a surgeon in specializes in nissen or bariatric procedures. You may just need to lose a little weight and then have repeat wrap with an esophogeal lengthening procedure. ...Read more

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Good Morning! I'm concerned about taking Prednisone (headaches) after having a gastric bypass. I also take meds for epilepsy&pseudotumor cerebri.

Good Morning! I'm concerned about taking Prednisone (headaches) after having a gastric bypass. I also take meds for epilepsy&pseudotumor cerebri.

Likely low risk: If your physician knows that you have had a gastric bypass and what changes are associated with it AND still feels that you need the prednisone then the risks are likely less than the potential benefits. There are some side effects, but the most common is reflux from taking prednisone. Talk with your physician about the side effects to see if its a good fit for you ...Read more

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Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since I had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do I need more vitamins?

Lack of what vitamins can cause cracked lips? Since I had gastric bypass (5 yrs ago), my lips have been chronically cracked. It's really bad. I take all my vitamins. Labs ok. Do I need more vitamins?

May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to take higher doses of these due to possible absorption problems. Check with your doc. In addition to what's been said, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help. ...Read more

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I am having constipation issues and need help I have also had a gastric bypass in 2006 and have never been regular I drink coffee every day, tea, oj, and crystal light. I take 325 mg of iron daily, tylenol 3, 3 calcium citrate daily and 2 vitamins daily.

I am having constipation issues and need help I have also had a gastric bypass in 2006 and have never been regular I drink coffee every day, tea, oj, and crystal light. I take 325 mg of iron daily, tylenol 3, 3 calcium citrate daily and 2 vitamins daily.

Can make changes: Try switching to a less constipating form of iron (e.g., ferrous bisglycinate) and try to moderate consumption of diuretic drinks like coffee/oj. Magnesium and vitamin c supplementation can also help with constipation (although mg+ can interfere with calcium absorption if you're low). For vit c, start with buffered powder, add a heaping 1/2 tsp to water/juice, & increase by 1/2 tsp/day until ok. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from gastric bypass?

A few months: Gastric bypass is a life altering operation and a patient may have an 80% recovery in 3 months but it may take over 6 months to reach a 90% recovery. However you must be aware that you may never be like you were before sugery, but that is the purpose! You not only have to recover from the operation itself but must adjust to the anatomical and physiological changes that have occurred. ...Read more

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Had gastric bypass 3 yrs ago, past 2 months been hungry a lot. Irregular, constipated, bloating take probiotic. Today pain off /on, is it stomach virus?

Gastric bypass: It seems as if things went OK for three years and now it has changed. Without too much delay please discuss this with your primary doctor.
Perhaps more importantly, you must see a Psychologist regarding your depression and anxiety. Things will get better but not overnight.
You will do fine! Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a gastric bypass two months ago and when I go to the toilet blood isn’t in my stool but it comes out on it’s own at first or after?

Hi, I had a gastric bypass two months ago and when I go to the toilet blood isn’t in my stool but it comes out on it’s own at first or after?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor as bleeding from any orifice warrants an evaluation.
Wish you good health!
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