Has anyone has bad side effects from Celebrex?

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   Posted 2/25/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I recently started taking Celebrex for my spinal arthritis and I have been having a lot of gas and weird dreams. Is this normal? Just wondering.


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   Posted 2/25/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I was only able to take celebrex for a few weeks because I started having edema in my hands and feet (not joint swelling water retention) I was disappointed about not being able to use it because celebrex did more for my knee inflamation then any drug I had tried to that point.
I also had bad reactions to all the other cox inhibitors. Vioxx gave me the worst headaches I had ever had in my life.
I don't know about the dreams but all of the NSAIDS can potentially cause gas.

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   Posted 2/25/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My son and I were put on 200mg celebrex and found and increase in seizure activity. Changing to 100mg twice a day eliminated this problem but produced constant pins and needles in our legs. We have since stopped and have gone back to meloxicam 15mg at a time.

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   Posted 2/25/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I had bad side effects from Celebrex. I gained 4 pounds in 8 days. All of the weight gain was in the form of edema in my legs, feet and hands. I developed hyponatremia. The drug caused abnormally low levels of sodium in my blood because all the fluid in my extremeties. I was offered Lasix to deal with the swelling but said no thanks. I really didn't feel much relief from the joint pain so decided the side effects weren't worth it. Hyponatremia was only discovered as a rare side effect of Celebrex after it was marketed. Fortunately my doctor was aware of this peculiar side effect because some are not and that can lead to bad outcomes.
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   Posted 2/26/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to ask my doctor to take me off it and put me back on the meloxicam because I'm having weird side effects.

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   Posted 2/26/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never tried meloxicam but I find that sulindac works very well especially on the systemic stuff like fatique and random fevers.

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   Posted 2/26/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
That's so weird I have the same thing going on ,my Rheumy gave me samples for my pain 200mg about a month ago and I ran out of them couple of days ago, haven't had dreams since and for the gas I just thought it was my meds. that I take for my stomach which I do get gas from, but now I think about it was excess of gas. It did help my pain I was going to ask for a perscription.I told my husband about my dreams they were so vivid.
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   Posted 2/28/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey blizzard, did you talk to your doc?
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