I had spine surgery this past November. It was a 4 level fusion with rods and cages. They also put in a bone growth stimulator.
I had to stop taking my RA meds including my anti-inflammatory meds 2 weeks before surgery.
Post spine surgery RA medication
At my 3-month post-op appointment, they told me I could take my Xeljanz and methotrexate.
Then the doctor told me I needed to wait another 3 months without my anti-inflammatory meds. I was speechless!
The hope I had for how I would feel after surgery has been crushed. The surgery was a miracle! The horrible pain that I went into the hospital with is gone! I can walk now.
Joint and hip pain
Well, almost. Every joint in my body is screaming!! Especially my right hip.
Who knew how much my anti-inflammatory helped my everyday living until you can't take it for 6 months?
I'm trying turmeric with pepper.
Has anyone else gone through this?
This entire event has been so emotionally and physically exhausting.
On average, how many times per month do you (or your caretaker) go to the pharmacy?
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