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Red_34
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   Posted 1/21/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but I couldn't find what I am looking for thru the search so if there is an older post that someone knows about, please point me in the right direction.
 
I have been on Celebrex now for 3 weeks for OA in my fingers.  I have found that it doesn't really help much with the pain so I was wondering if anyone else has had success with this medication?  I am on 200mgs to be taken once a day.  I take it at night and my mornings are a bit better in regard to the pain in my hips and knees but I still can't bend my fingers without clenching my teeth in pain.  I have a limitation of pain meds I can use because of my UC and my severe allergy to codeine.
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   Posted 1/21/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Celebrex only mildly took the edge off my multiple arthritic sites. I started to have horrid swelling in my legs and hands and had to stop it. I gained 8 pounds in 4 days! Was only on the Celebrex for about 7 days so it might not been long enough to find out if it was more effective then my brief experience.
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/22/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Ides, what pain meds do you take to control your pain?
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA in my fingers -Celebrex and Tylonel Arthritis
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Baybreeze
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   Posted 1/25/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I'm sorry the Celebrex isn't really helping your pain, but there are many other options to try. If you do try something else, always ask your doc if he/she has samples first, that way you don't waste your money on a script if the meds don't really work.

I have tried Celebrex many times and unfortunately, it doesn't really help me either. It is a similar drug to Vioxx and Bextra and before they were taken off the market, I had tried Bextra and that one actually worked great for me. But for some reason the Celebrex does not.

If you feel it's not helping then I would say to discuss it with your doc and keep trying other meds until you find one that hopefully does help.


Perksie
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I take a glucosomine+chondritin+MSM supplement, deer velvet supplement and regular gelatin from the supermarket (mix up the gelatin and take it with filtered water).

No pain whatsoever. Worth a try and cheaper...with no side effects.
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