Celebrex User Reviews

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Celebrex User Reviews

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Comment from: Debbie, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: May 20

I have taken it for 5 plus years, it is a miracle drug, for pain and stiffness. I would highly recommend it.

Comment from: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 29

I am 46 and have wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) in both knees. I need to have them replaced but I am too young. I was taking Tramadol and BC Powder for arthritis and got only minor relief. Celebrex has nearly completely removed the pain. I still cannot run and play but I have nearly no pain. Only side affect is diarea (minor). I take blood pressure meds but checked with my pharmasist and got the ok.

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Comment from: BillS, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 31

! first used Celebrex some years ago as a remedy for shoulder pain after a fall. It worked beautifully, and It avoided the need for a rotator cuff operation. Then a year or two later I injured the shoulder again and an operation was necessary. Several months ago I injured the other shoulder similarly and also the elbow tendon. I got relief from cortisone shots in both places, but it didn't last long. The orthopedist gave me Rx for Celebrex 200 mg a month ago and the result is amazing- pain gone, and 95% motion restored. Some stomach pain during night at first, but now I'm making sure I take it with a full meal. I also feel tired and drowsy- falling asleep when I don't want to, but not at night when I do want to. Perhaps this will clear up.

Comment from: Gary P, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: December 07

I have used Celebrex for over 2 years to ease the pain of a knee damaged in a motorcycle accident and surgically repaired. I tried to quit but the pain was intense. Celebrex keeps my pain under control until such time as it worsens and I need a joint replacement. I have found nothing else that works as well. No apparent side effects, but I always take this medicine with food.

Comment from: DIAN, 65-74 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: January 04

This drug has been very helpful to me. I have been using it in the 5-10yr range, however, now it is causing chronic kidney disease and I was told to get off of it. I tried using it very sparingly - 3 to 4 days a week for a while and my kidney function went up but on the days I didn't take it I felt horrible -- could hardly move. Then my ankles started swelling. I thought it was my heart but it was my kidneys. A doctor once told me that I had a choice. Feel good now and take a couple of years off your life or feel lousy and die younger. I haven't quite decided yet. I'm at the age now when living longer doesn't sound so great!

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: July 30

Without Celebrex, I have considerably more pain and much less functionality; even with it, I walk with a cane and have arthritis throughout my body, along with incipient carpal tunnel syndrome -- but with it, I can work 20 to 25 hours per week, drive myself around, clean the house (at least a little) and do some light exercises. Not a cure-all, but definitely an extremely helpful medication. Also, anyone who wants to take Celebrex off the market does not understand how awful being in constant pain is; every single day is a struggle. Celebrex relieves some of my pain and a great deal of the inflammation at the 200 mg. dose -- and I am grateful for it. I just don't like the expense, at nearly $4 a pill (I have no insurance at all).

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: December 01

sometimes you wonder if a medication you are taking is working or not, well when asked to stop taking Celebrex for surgery I found out just how effetive this drug is, YES IT WORKS! It's comes with some side effects and if these happen to you don't use this drug, but these are rare, I have not had anything happen to me, except pain relief, it's not like I don't still have pain I do. I still works very well.

Comment from: donna, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: April 22

I have used many anti-inflammatory meds some with great results but then taken off the market for various reasons. I finaly ended up with an ulcer so now have to be very careful with anything I take. I had some relief with Celebrex for months but due to other arthritis didn't realize the swelling was due to side effects of Celebrex at 200mg. It also raise my usually low blood pressure to a dangerously high blood pressure. I was taken off the Celebrex for a few years. Once again I had to go through some nsaids with same results of stomach pains, water weigh and not much results. Recently my doctor suggested we try Celebrex again at a lower dose of 100mg once a day. I was to call immediately if my blood pressure raised 20 pts. I was also warned by the pharmacist to make sure I take with food (which I always do). I do feel the relief with Celebrex but after 1 wk same results--blood pressure raised, now heart flutters, water weight gain, extreme stomach pain...stop Celebrex immediately. Now I'm waiting for appt with doctor. I'm needing to take something to be able to get out of bed and to the living room. I take 2 ibuprofen to help but again must take with food and have to stop after a week or so. I have ran through several meds...Naprosen, Relafen, Vioxx, Motrin, etc. I have had cortisone shots in my spine(no relief), back surgery(failed fusion). Running out of things to take.


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