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Old 04-20-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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Advil after surgery

I had a laminectamy feb 18th. I still have some discomfort. I did wait for 8 months so I am sure the nerve is in need of time to heal. My question is that I take two advils a day about 12hrs apart and that gives me complete relief. Are there any long term effects of taking advil like this? Over time I hope to increase the intervals to eventually 1 every 24 hrs and then none. Fingers crossed. Does anyone know if this can have a harmfull effect on me?

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Old 04-20-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: Advil after surgery

The dosage you are taking should be safe. Long term use can lead to stomach problems though. I'm glad you are doing so well after your surgery!

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Old 04-20-2005, 08:56 PM   #3
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Re: Advil after surgery

You really should check with your doctor about taking Advil. NSAIDS have been shown to slow down the fusion rate after surgery. I was told to steer clear of them, except for occasional use, like a couple of times a week.
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