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