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Old 06-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Question bunion surgery

I've been on immune suppressant drugs for sometime now,and I want to have my hammertoes removed.
My doctor is concerned about proper healing with the use of steroids.Any suggestions?

 
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Re: bunion surgery

It is a concern. Can you back off the drugs for a while?

 
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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Question Re: bunion surgery

That is what my doctor wants me to do. I'm in so much pain without them I hate to stop them.
What is an alternative.

 
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Re: bunion surgery

You'd have to talk with your prescribing doctor about that.

 
Old 06-12-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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Question Re: bunion surgery

I will. By the way have you had any type of foot surgery?

 
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Re: bunion surgery

Hi there, I had bunion and hammertoe correction 4 weeks ago. I have RA and take Humira weekly as well as methotrexate. I stopped my Humira 3 weeks before surgery and cannot take it until my pins come out in 2 more weeks so that will be 9 weeks without meds. I am doing better than I expected to since I am not up much. Feel free to ask me anything you might want to know about the foot surgery or meds. Good luck to you.

 
Old 06-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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Re: bunion surgery

Wow you are just the person I need to talk to. I was wondering if you had to stop your steroids also.? I am only on 5mg of prednisone daily.

 
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Re: bunion surgery

I was on arthitis meds - Vioxx (and I would love to have it back!) and had to stop it before surgery. I am on inhaled steroids for asthma and did not have to stop them. It was pretty painful without the Vioxx (and meloxicam when I had other surgeries after Vioxx was pulled) but I got thru it.

 
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Re: bunion surgery

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Wow you are just the person I need to talk to. I was wondering if you had to stop your steroids also.? I am only on 5mg of prednisone daily.
I am no longer on prednisone, so it wasn't an issue, sorry. How much are you taking right now? I ask because I was on 5mg daily when I got pregnant with my youngest daughter and they said it was ok to stay on that dose. I ended up at a higher dose during the pregnancy and that was ok too. I know it's not the same as surgery, but I would think the lower the dose the better off you'd be.

 
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