Asacol and grapefruit

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The same surgeon, Dr Lewis, who had kept running all the same tests and sending me home ran all those tests again but this time came to my hospital room about 30 min later and said that I have a hematoma about the size of a grapefruit under the right side of my ribcage and that it was now forming a ball shape. WTF? Did he see this before and just send me home?
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
This interaction is poorly documented and is considered minor in severity. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE may interact with ESTRADIOL (in Activella) Grapefruit juice may block the breakdown of estradiol by the liver. If this happens, blood levels of estradiol could be increased and this could cause an increase in side effects. Side effects that can potentially occur with the use of estradiol include headache, weight gain, and stomach irritation.
Even though it says to stay away from grapefruit and maybe other citrus while on gaba, I also discovered that drinking Squirt and some other popular clear sodas with citrus will greatly interact with gaba and cause a feeling of being slightly drunk (they should mention grapefruit AND Squirt on the insert and the neurontin website because people don't think of grapefruit with sodas). I have gained about 15 pounds either from inactivity or gaba or both over the last two years.
- I just feel like I have a grapefruit under my ribs and the whole area is sore. I can't wear anything with a tight waistband and I feel it most when I'm sitting at my desk at work. It extends in a line from my navel to my back, under my right ribs and it's driving me crazy! I feel fine at night and it doesn't disturb my sleep but I would just love to be comfortable again. I think stress makes it worse but it doesn't seem to be affected by food.
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