Mobic vs other?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 142
   Posted 5/9/2007 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone-
I started taking Mobic (meloxicam) about 6 months ago. I was started on 7.5 mg. I noticed a difference with a week or so and asked my doc to bump me up to 15 mg/day. It has definately helped me sleep better. Before I was on it I had to get up in the middle of the night to take another dose of advil/tylenol. And I am not so stiff in the morning anymore. I still do have to take tylenol a couple times a day (in AM and evening) as opposed to the 4 times/day was taking it before. I also started on Plaqenil about 6 weeks ago (no improvements yet.....)

I am wondering those of you who take Mobic, or have taken, can compare it to some other drugs for me. Like Celebrex or Relafen? My doc had no problems offering me vicodin, which I promptly refused at this point. I can deal with a little pain to avoid narcotic addiction! So let me know any suggestions.
Dx: UCTD,Raynaud's,iron deficientcy anemia,proteinuria
Rx: Multi-rec folic 500, Mobic 15 mg, Plaquenil 400mg

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 5/9/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I know nothing about mobic but celebrex is good and relafen works for some people- unfortunately not for me. I miss vioxx.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005

Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 5403
   Posted 5/9/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Melissa, relafen worked really well for me, but unfortunately I had an allergic reaction to it and then I was told I shouldn't take anti inflammatories because of kidney issues. My son takes Celebrex for arthritis and it worked really well until he had a flare recently.

It's completely up to you if you want to take vicodin. Most people don't get addicted to them, especially if you take them as prescribed, but there is always that risk. I use my vicodin (hydrocodone) only when my other meds don't take care of the pain, so I don't take it on a regular basis, but it's a blessing when my pain is severe. There's another med for pain called tramadol (ultram) that isn't a narcotic, but works in a similar way as a narcotic. Most of the time tramadol keeps my pain at a bearable level, but when it doesn't, I do take hydrocodone.

Just know that each med works a little differently for everyone and the anti inflammatory that might work well for one person might not work for another, so it's just a matter of finding what works well for you.

I really hope you find something that gives you more relief around the clock.

Take care
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops



Please allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating:


Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 8198
   Posted 5/9/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissa,
   I have taken Mobic, Celebrex, Relafen and Vioxx in the past. For me, Mobic worked the best and I didn't have stomach problems with it like I did the others. Like Hippi said, what works for one may not work for another. I hope you get more relief from your pain soon. Keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Sensory Polyneuropathy
mirapex,advair,foxamax,donnatal,folic acid.
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 2244
   Posted 5/14/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissa, I just went through a period of trying different NSAIDS because what I was taking didn't seem to control my joint pain (piroxicam), come to find out it was doing more than I thought. The plaquenil also helps my joint pain too and I am also on Flexerill which helps my lower back and stiffness in the mornings. Give the plaq more time to work, maybe it will do more than you think, did for me.

I've taken Relafan and it was very rough on me, had terrible diarrhea, cramps, etc. Then recently tried Ketoprophen, it worked well and is comparable to Piroxicam. Recently tried Mobic, it did nothing for me, Suldinac which helped a little but not as much as I would like and Celebrex which I had to stop after 2 days because of the stabbing pain in my stomach. There are literally hundreds of NSAIDS out there, I hope you find one that works well for you and you find some relief soon! Take care

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (gluten sensitivity)2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
Meds:Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Sulindac, Levoxyl, Folic Acid and magic mouthwash (as needed)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:39 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,420 posts in 329,334 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161832 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, cocospinelli.
338 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
eyesRopen, BossJ, xpeetzax, DiggerRudy, tickbite666, Jay79, garyi, Anna7ella, iPoop