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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Apr 15, 2016 10:44 AM

Hello. Has anyone here had fastric bypass surgery? I had this six years ago before all the pain. I believe that may have been the start down this road. My question is this. I don't think my meds work as well as they should. And I think its because of that surgery. Like my pain meds, should last at least four hours. If I'm on Norco 10 last 2 he's. If I'm on Percocet 10 it last three hours. So I want a pain med that will last. I'm so tired of running out because I tookore than I should have. I'm so depressed today. I have not really moved much.

Apr 16, 2016 10:42 AM

.I.have had gastric bypass 12 yrs ago and I found the same thing my meds don't last as long as they should. Even when I had my second surgery for tumors the antiseisia wore off before the surgery was done and yes I woke up. U can imagine how that went.
My drs have not specifically said that my bypass was the cause but I can see how it could. I have a hard time with pain meds too. I would be as careful as u can with running out early because if u do it offte. They will refuse your prescription. You do t want to not ha e any meds at all. I hope some of this was helpful.

Apr 16, 2016 11:01 AM

Newfibrogirl Thank you for your reply. I wonder if the long term meds will be better. The morphines or the oxicotton. How do you do it? How do you male it last the whole month.

Apr 16, 2016 11:13 AM

Well I'm nkt on any narcotic right now. I use tramadol. Which is a less effective. I find if u can catch the pain before it's bad or before it starts it helps it last longer.and I also use topicals and heating pads. And I adjust my activities to lower movement when pain is high.I also use herbal teas .

Apr 16, 2016 11:37 AM

Okay. Anything you recommend the most? I have severe body pain all over.

Apr 16, 2016 11:42 AM

It really depends on your total health history. My case is a bit different. What has your Dr said about treating your pain? Have you expressed to them how high your pain is.?

Apr 18, 2016 7:49 AM

Sunshineplease, I'm sorry to hear this. It makes sense though, since your stomach is where most everything is absorbed into the body. I've not had the surgery but I'm very glad to know this. Have you talked to your doc about patches or some other form of meds?

I am allergic to most pain meds but use Tramadol when my pain gets to a 7-8 level. I try not to focus on the pain but instead occupy my mind with activities, even if my body can't be active at the time. I have fibro, OA, DDD, and sjogrens, among other things. The fibro, DDD, and OA give me the all over pain. I do gentle stretches and warm showers to limber up in the mornings, and when I can I walk the treadmill, TENS unit, and heat packs. I'm in PT right now and they're showing me new stretches for my legs & back that is new to me, and it's helpful too. Many here use Epsom salt baths but I can't get in & out of a tub anymore with the OA joints. I opted you can find some useful ideas in the community. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 19, 2016 3:49 AM

Stick them up your butt! I am not joking..anything you can put in your mouth as far as pain meds go, you can use them rectually, as they continue to work at their normal half life...etc.

Apr 19, 2016 9:30 AM

Terri!!! I knew you'd have the answer... But what happens if you put it up there and then you poop it out?? LOL!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Apr 19, 2016 3:24 PM

It dissolves.. Then gets into the blood stream like in the stomach lol

Apr 19, 2016 6:46 PM

I have been on and off pain meds for almost 15 years and the longest lasting in my opinion are the Oxycontin - they work for 8-12 hours depending on the person.

Apr 19, 2016 6:48 PM

Terri - I never would've thought of that! Goodness! It makes perfect sense tho! 😁😱

Apr 24, 2016 10:02 PM

Honestly, if this works, I am in! Gastric bypass 4 years ago, my body doesn't absorb the meds or vitamins. Having to triple up on vitamins daily, ad I just sffer with the pain. Do not want to become addicted or be labeled an addict. Bad enough every 30 days I have to pickup the RX from the doc office. The humiliation of it all, especially when I feel so terrible,awful, and shitty

Apr 25, 2016 6:31 AM

I would recommend trying Transdermal dosing if your meds are available that way as it is less harmful than suppositories in general. You should discuss the pros and cons of both Transdermal and rectal administration with your doctor as both have their pros and cons and it can also vary medication to medication and person to person ad to what works best. If you want to chat about it you can always private message me or reply on here. I'm not a doctor but with the amount of research I do I'm about as close as you can be (and one day I will be a doctor!)
I hope that helps :)

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