By the way, this is from an arthritis site...
“ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs are often the first line of defense against ankylosing spondylitis pain. NSAIDs is a broad category of medications that includes: Over the counter NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.”
This is from the spondylitis.org which a rheumatologist should belong to if they are treating you for AS.
A different class of NSAIDs known as COX-2 inhibitors (or COXIBs) seem to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal complications associated with traditional NSAID therapy. Celebrex (Celecoxib) is still being used to treat spondyloarthritis.
Unfortunately insurance companies will not pay for Celebrex unless you have failed with OTC drugs i.e you had bleeding. I use it on occasions as Im allergic to COX-1 inhibitors. They required me to see a allergist before insurance would pick it up. Of course in our messed up insurance world it was cheaper for me to use goodrx then my insurance which spent weeks approving it. With goodrx its about
$15 for 90 pills.
Post Edited (skinny_joe) : 3/18/2021 1:29:34 PM (GMT-6)