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    Old 08-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
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    Is it OK to take Ibuprofen 7 months post op (fusion)?

    My surgeon said I was fused. He also said I could take Advil (Ibuprofen) now. He is a bit on the liberal side, so I don't trust what he says. LOL. He also told me I could go to NYC a month after a 2 level fusion.....NO PROBLEM. I waited till 4 months and even that was rough. Anyway, I am needing to figure out some kind of pain control where I can substitute teach elementary level kids. I am hoping Advil will maybe take the edge off. I have low dose Valium (2mg), but I don't want to get spaced out. I already went that route when I was teaching, and it was BAD! I know being on my feet so much is going to be rough. Also, the stress of the job can get to a tight muscled person pretty well, too. (if you know what I mean). Any suggestions are welcome.
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    Old 08-08-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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    Re: Is it OK to take Ibuprofen 7 months post op (fusion)?

    Hi SKZ,

    I am taking that anti inflamatory Mobic or Generic is Meloxicam.

    I think it helps but I am going to ask if I can use it 2 times a day because I think in the afternoon it either fades or I just get into worse pain after being up and moving all day.
    Hope that helps...it does not space me out or anything.

    Have you taken Skelaxin? It is a muscle relaxer? I actually think I could use a stronger thing when I lay down to sleep or when it is just to tight for the flexeril to work. Let me know....Chrissy

     
    Old 08-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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    Re: Is it OK to take Ibuprofen 7 months post op (fusion)?

    The reason I asked about ibuprofen is because it inhibits bone fusion. I was just wanting to know how soon after the fusion do people that have had neck fusion feel OK to take it?
    I never tried Skelaxin. I might try it sometime soon, though.

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    Old 08-09-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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    Re: Is it OK to take Ibuprofen 7 months post op (fusion)?

    SKZ,

    I never knew that about Ibuprofin. That is interesting. It will be good to see if anyone else knows anything!!

    Chrissy

     
    Old 08-09-2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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    Re: Is it OK to take Ibuprofen 7 months post op (fusion)?

    Yea, so can you folks that had a fusion help me on this? Thanks!

     
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