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immunosci
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 9/18/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I've recently been experiencing a lot of joint pain. It's mostly my SI joints, fingers, and toes. It's feeling very much like it did years ago when the docs thought I had rheumatoid arthritis. Tylenol is doing nothing to touch the pain. So, I asked my gastro for something else. He said he normally gives IBD patients Tramadol, but he couldn't give it to me. Apparently, Tramadol and most SSRI antidepressants don't mix well. It's not to the point of needing narcotics yet. He prescribed Celebrex with the promise that I wouldn't take it every day. Celebrex is still an NSAID, but he says it's 'better' than the others. Does anyone else here take Celebrex for joint pain? If so, how often do you take it? Have you had any problems with GI bleeding, etc. with it?

Jen
-Formal diagnosis of Crohn's Disease in ileum in July 2005.
-Experienced what were most likely flares for 12-15 ys.
-6-MP, protonix, cymbalta, wellbutrin, trazadone, miralax, allegra


JudyK89
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 1986
   Posted 9/18/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Celebrex when I had problems with my joints from serum sickness. It was the ONLY thing that helped. I took it everyday for a couple months, as a matter of fact, I took 200 mg. twice a day. My insurance would only cover once a day, but I had a friend that gave me the rest of his Rx when he was done with it so I had enough.

I think there are some issues with the heart, I never looked into it very deeply, but at the time I was in so much pain I didn't care.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 9/18/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am on Celebrex for my arthritis it helps to some extent. I take celebrex everyday.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Matthew
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3932
   Posted 9/18/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm supposed to start it again. I have a mixed record with Cox 2 inhibitor meds, though. The real issue though is EXPENSE.

Matthew

immunosci
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/18/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the information, JudyK89 and Teddybearweiser.  It puts me a little more at ease to know that you've both taken Celebrex for extended periods of time without any major problems.  My gastro was adamant about not taking it every day, but if it's going to take care of the pain then I'll take it as often as I need.  Thanks again!  Take care.

Jen


-Formal diagnosis of Crohn's Disease in ileum in July 2005.
-Experienced what were most likely flares for 12-15 yrs.
-6-MP, protonix, cymbalta, wellbutrin, trazadone, miralax, allegra, celebrex

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