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.
Hello .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.
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 .
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! 🙂💕🙏🌼
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
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 :)