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Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/6/2005 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I am in the process of being dx for arthritis. Doc gave me mobic yesterday and took blood. I took it last night and was very sleepy but thought it was from the 1 hour drive to doc & 1 hour drive home. Took it this morning and am sleepy and unfocused now at work. Good thing my hubby and I own a business, a regular boss would have fired me today for being so unproductive. Any one taken this before? Is this a side effect or a reaction? Will the side effect go away after taking it a while or will I need to take it at night? Thanks for any help you can give, Sorry so rabbled thought process is foggy. Patty 

Ducky
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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Patty -

HHhhhmmmm I was on MOBIC for a while, but it really didn't do anything for me... it didn't make me sleepy or even dullen the pain for that matter... sorry I am of no help to you, let me look some stuff up and I'll get back with you on the side effects... What dose are you on? - Duck
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   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey. I believe Camama is on that, she will be on later, hope she can help.

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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Patty - this is what I found please take note of the bold area:

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Mobic and seek medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:

     · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
     · rash;
     · swelling or rapid weight gain (fluid retention);
     · black, bloody or tarry stools;
     · blood in your vomit;
     · nausea, fatigue or weakness, excessive itching, flu-like symptoms, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
     · abdominal pain or tenderness.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Mobic and talk to your doctor if you experience:
     · dizziness or headache;
     · flatulence, diarrhea, or constipation; or
     ·

nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, heartburn, or indigestion.

 

Hope this helps you out... please call your doctor to be sure.. and keep us posted on what happens - Duck


Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
 
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia


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   Posted 10/6/2005 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on it last summer for bursitis--it worked wonderfully on that. I requested Mobic last month to tide me over a rough patch at work, after which I had hoped to try something long-term. It worked great for dulling the pain, then I developed hives and had to stop taking it. Why is it every time you seem to find something that gets you by, you get a visit from Murphy?

I hope the drowsiness is merely temporary. I didn't notice any drowsiness while on it. Well, no moreso than usual. :-)

Thoughts and prayers are with you,
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CaMama
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   Posted 10/7/2005 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Flopsie, you have me confused w/someone else, I have never been on Mobic. :-)
 
Patty, speak to your doctor about what's going on. When I was on deltasone (steroid) I reacted the same way....so out of it I felt like I was in a glass box filled with fog  unable to control my own actions.  It was very scary. Luckily (?) for me, the steroid did diddly squat for the pain so I got off them and never looked back after 2 weeks of someone (supposedly me, but I don't know that woman) tearing my marriage apart every time I (I mean SHE) opened her mouth. 
 
There could be other factors, or it could be your body adjusting to the med...but I say, call the doc to see what he says AND trust your own instinct about it....your health and well being is the main focus and you above everyone else knows how you are feeling.
 
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   Posted 10/7/2005 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Camama, I thought I remembered you saying you were on this drug.

Oh well, good abvice anyway.
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Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/7/2005 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone, I'll call the doc today. I didnt take it today, I cant work that way. Customers must have thought I was high yesterday. Maybe when I call the doc he will have my blood test results too. Thanks again Patty

Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/7/2005 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Call doc, got blood test results. Neg for RA, good news.

Ducky
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   Posted 10/7/2005 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
What did he say about the side effects you've been experiencing?
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
 
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia


Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/10/2005 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ducky, doc said to take it at night before bed and see if my body get used to it. Last night it was an 2 hours before the sleepies set in so maybe I'm getting use to it. You have psoriatic arthritis. does it show up in blood test? I have patches of scaly skin in my hair and around my ears. Had it since I was a kid. I was hoping to find an answer for my stiff fingers and hurting back. Is there any tests for OA? thanks for the advice. Patty

Ducky
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   Posted 10/10/2005 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The scaly patches that you are describing sounds like Psoriasis.. Psoriatic Arthritis does not show up in bloodwork. That's actually how they diagnose it, if you turn up negative in your bloodwork, but have all the symptoms, then they rule it psoriatic arthritis. PA affects your fingers/wrists/toes/ankles mainly as well as the spine. I have it in my toes/feet/ankles/knees/right pointer finger/left wrist and spine right now. I have had this since October 2003, but was not diagnosed until March 2005. I have been Enbrel ever since, and I have a lot better range of movement/motion now that I am on Enbrel. I have been on Mobic/Feldene/Voltaren/Naproxen... you name it and none of it helped until the Enbrel. The next time you see your rheumy, let him/her know that you have psoriasis, they may diagnose you with PA. Let us know how you are doing, my best to you on finding your answers.... - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
 
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia


Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/11/2005 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Ducky, I dont have a rheumy. Cant get doc's to send me to one. The nearest one is a 3 hour drive from here. Could I have had the psoriasis since a teenager and not the arthrutis till now? but come to think of it my lower back has hurt since I was 20 after a fall from a horse.

CaMama
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   Posted 10/11/2005 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Patty, far as I know the answer is "yes" - you can have psorisis w/o arthritis but later develop the arthritis. They are both autoimmune diseases and one can bring on the other I believe.
 
X-rays can show any degeneration from arthritis.  I was told that psoriatic arthritis degenerated differently than RA and that can be seen in an x-ray as well.
 
You really need to see someone familiar in treating arthritis....
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Ducky
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   Posted 10/11/2005 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
CaMama is right.. I've had Psoriasis since I was 16 and didn't develop any arthritis til 2 years ago... You really need to try and see a rheumy or maybe if you tell your dr's your symptoms and that you have psoriasis, and you might think it is PA, they will look into it further or send you to a rheumy... I know my dr wasn't gonna until I told him I thought it was PA from my psoriasis. Then he was like "Well why didn't you say something sooner?" And referred me out... good luck to you let us know what happens - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
 
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia


Boo
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   Posted 10/16/2005 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Patty, just read all these posts. Still getting caught up. I put myself back on Mobic last night and almost fell asleep early. It did have the same effect on me. I've always taken it at night. It really helps my pain level. I did have minor leg swelling which did not alarm rheumy. It was slight, nevertheless, he tried me on something else, which has not worked as well. He said if I went back on Mobic and had the swelling again, we'd try a mild diruetic. Mobic works GREAT for me and I'm grateful for it. But I will be closely monitoring any swelling. Boo
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