Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Anti-Inflammatorys

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    47

    Anti-Inflammatorys

    Hey-
    I posted a thead a while back about being on an anti-inflammatory for my pain. I was just told to wait it out because it was still relatively early..so thats what i have done. Its been about five weeks, almost six and I am not feeling and difference...possibly even feeling worse. How lond did it take for most of you to start feeling the effects of the anti-inflammatory and was it like absolutely no pain or what? Im just continually getting more and more frusterated. I don't go back to see my surgeon on december 30th but i really dont know if i can wait that long..let me know!
    Sincerely,
    Abby
    18 year old female
    scoliosis curve of 50-60 degrees
    corrective surgery done at age 12( 2001), first surgery a screw went through a vertebra, was then closed up and then re-opened two days later.
    After second surgery, fusion was a success.
    Rods, hooks, and screws put in.
    Fall of 2004 in volleyball, fractured three vertebra's, on June 2nd, 2005 surgery was completed to fix that, old rods were taken out and replaced by stronger ones.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    913
    I would have them change your anti inflammatories, some may work better than others for you.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Fernley, Nevada
    Posts
    352
    There are LOTS of pain/antinflammatory drugs on the market that are non narcotic. Ask your doc for something else. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the one that is right for you.

    Ask your doc if he has any samples in the office. You won't have to go thru the expensive routine of filling a Rx for a med that doesn't work.
    SandyC

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    22

    anit-inflamitory drugs

    I just found out from my surgeon that you should not take anti-inflamitorys for at least 4 months after surgery. The reason why is because they can slow down that healing of the fusion. I did not know this untill yesterday. Just thought I'd pass it along. Although this is just one docs opinion, the last surgeon I went to prescribed them at 2 months post-op.

    Georgian

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    91
    My surgeon said not to take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for SIX months after surgery due to the possibility of non-fusion occurring.
    Judyk

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    47
    I guess my surgeon said it was ok...i am is so much pain that he wasnt going to just leave me hanging without anything and it had been somewhere around three months went i was prescribed with them. But yea there not helping so i need to get something figured out.
    18 year old female
    scoliosis curve of 50-60 degrees
    corrective surgery done at age 12( 2001), first surgery a screw went through a vertebra, was then closed up and then re-opened two days later.
    After second surgery, fusion was a success.
    Rods, hooks, and screws put in.
    Fall of 2004 in volleyball, fractured three vertebra's, on June 2nd, 2005 surgery was completed to fix that, old rods were taken out and replaced by stronger ones.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •