I was seeing a podiatrist for chronic foot/ankle pain. He eventually prescribed Celebrex. I had provided him with my written history which stated that I am post-gastric-bypass surgery and cannot take NSAIDS, and I also reminded him verbally when he suggested trying Celebrex. He told me that "it's not an NSAID" and "there shouldn't be any problems." I took ONE pill. I had fairly severe stomach pain, did not take any more pills, and, in fact, threw them away. Next visit, I told him about the stomach pain and reminded him that I am post-gastric-bypass and cannot have NSAIDS. He wrote a new prescription for Celebrex, upped the dosage to twice a day instead of once a day, told me to "take it with food," and wrote me a prescription for Vicodin. I followed his directions... and did not have any more stomach pain. I ended up in excruciating pain, 2 ER visits on the same day, a misdiagnosis (radiologist mis-read the CT scan; filed an amended report AFTER my surgery!), a perforated gastric ulcer, septic shock, collapsed lung, emergency surgery requiring 30+ staples to close, 2 days in ICU, 9 total days in hospital, off work 6 weeks, $200K+ medical bills, $15+ lost wages, PTSD, etc.
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