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How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs? How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

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Unread 05-05-2004, 01:46 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

Just so you know, I've put a call into my gyn about this, but Im curious about other people's experiences.

How long before your surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen, toradol, motrin... all those NSAID drugs?

I have about 5 weeks until surgery and at least one more period to get through... not sure how Ill cope without drugs.

I know warm baths, heating pads, gentle exercise (walking) can help... but really, how do yo SLEEP at night? Even with the NSAIDS the pain wakes me in the night sometimes.

How to cope, how to cope?!
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Unread 05-05-2004, 01:53 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

My doc told me not to take any of those type of drugs 3 weeks before my surgery. Which would mean no more after this past Monday for me, and guess what ....... lovely auntie flow showed her nasty head today!! Of course!

Your post gave me ideas for pain relief. I just posted asking that question! Thanks!

I've also had a history of bleeding alot during surgeries. That may be why he told me 3 weeks.
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Unread 05-05-2004, 02:33 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

I had to stop taking pain meds 2 weeks before my surgery :cry: Thank goodness for my heating pad. It helped a lot.

Hang in there. The better side is approaching fast!!

s
Cat
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Unread 05-05-2004, 02:56 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

I was told NOTHING other than Tylenol for 7 days before my surgery. I couldn't even take my multi vitamin as they say no Vitamin E.

I was lucky, Auntie Flo was due 3 days after my surgery.

Ha! I finally beat her!

LOL..

Stacy
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Unread 05-05-2004, 04:03 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

I take Lodine for arthritis which is also an NSAID. My doctor told me to stop taking it at my pre-op appt. which was 1 week before my surgery. He did allow me to take extra strength Tylenol to help me get through that week
The safest thing to do is to ask your doctor if and when s/he wants you to stop taking any medications you are currently on.......even over the counter medications.

Good Luck with your surgery!
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Unread 05-05-2004, 04:08 PM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

My DR said stop NSAID's 7 days before surgery. I have Sjogren's Syndrome and take 600 mg naproxyn twice daily for arthritis & inflamation. I got the same advise last month from a different surgeon when I had back surgery. Sure doesn't seem to be a consensus on this. Good luck.
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Unread 05-06-2004, 04:33 AM
How long before surgery did you have to stop taking ibuprofen type drugs?

I am so grateful to have found this!! Surgery date is Mon/10th
I live on Ibufen 800!! I see my GYN today to find out all of my pre-op info. I could just see having to postpone my surgery. I will have to ask if there is anything else to take. My right ovary is just making its last fuss I guess. Thank you all so much!!
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