i take oxycodone as part of my regular treatment plan for RA and i have had gastric bypass surgery a few years back. i get conflicting answers on how accurately the meds are absorbed because apparently food is not absorbed correctly and i have to b on supplements all the time. can it affect my random drug tests even though i take the meds correctly?
Probably. If you aren't getting pain relief like before, talk to your doc and tell him what's going on. Maybe he could change you to a med that comes in a patch.
btmgrl2005, just because we've had GBP doesn't mean we don't absorb anything and no meds will work. If that were true u wouldn't see so many posting about the surgery and their new additions.
Hello btmgrl2005, I too have had gastric bypass surgery in 2004. I have had to have 2 shoulder surgery's, with this last one not being a success, resulting in me being on Oxycodone now for well over a year. I find that my medication does not work as well either. It doesn't last as long as they say that it should, resulting in having to take it more often. I also take gabapentin for the nerve pain, which does almost nothing. I just talked to my doctor about this same issue... cause I feel I am having to take it more often or be in pain, which as you know is NOT fun at all. And then I run into the issue with the pharmacy giving me a hard time when I try to pickup my meds or my doctor saying that he won't fill it early. It's a hard situation all around cause we don't want to be in pain but there isn't that much data on how the body absorbs opioids after surgery.
I am now doing research and will see what happens... I think that I will have to find someone who specializes in this type of situation.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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