I have to share this update. I am so excited about this. I saw my VA psych Dr. who does my depression medication and discussed with her about my dificult stomach pain issues. As we were talking about things I could do, I mentioned that I had been taking the 800mg of Ibuphrophine that the VA famously gives for every ailment. She looked at my medication list and asked if the tablet was coated? I remembered that it was and suddenly it dawned on me that this medication has not been making it into the troubled area due to the absorbing issues that I have since getting the ileostomy. She looked further into my meds and saw where I was prescribed liquid Ibuphrophine during the time of my throat surgery. I took it because I couldn't swallow pills for several weeks. She asked if I had any left and I said I still had two bottles and one refill. I had never even thought of using it rather than the tablet. She told me how much to use twice a day and I have been using it for two days. I have no pain around my stoma! Who would have ever thought that this was the simple fix that I needed. As it gets better, I will use less and soon I won't have to use any! I just had to share this as I am so releived.