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Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

SLIDESHOW

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis See Slideshow
Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

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Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 07

I have nerve damage in my legs and feet, and also shoulder pain. This drug has done wonders for me.

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 07

I have nerve damage in my legs and feet, and also shoulder pain. This drug has done wonders for me.

Comment from: nrp3boys 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is working great for both my shoulder joints and my calf muscles! I am 64 years old, couldn't mark it on the info place.

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 07

I have nerve damage in my legs and feet, and also shoulder pain. This drug has done wonders for me.

Comment from: nrp3boys 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is working great for both my shoulder joints and my calf muscles! I am 64 years old, couldn't mark it on the info place.

Comment from: Bonnie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is a dangerous drug with side effects of heart attack and stroke. It didn't work any better than aspirin for osteoarthritis in my knee. It caused stomach upset, nausea and headaches.

Related Reading: heart attack | stroke | aspirin

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 07

I have nerve damage in my legs and feet, and also shoulder pain. This drug has done wonders for me.

Comment from: nrp3boys 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is working great for both my shoulder joints and my calf muscles! I am 64 years old, couldn't mark it on the info place.

Comment from: Bonnie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is a dangerous drug with side effects of heart attack and stroke. It didn't work any better than aspirin for osteoarthritis in my knee. It caused stomach upset, nausea and headaches.

Related Reading: heart attack | stroke | aspirin

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

Prescribed for osteoarthritis in knee for pain and stiffness. It didn't help the symptoms. It made me feel nauseated and headaches, The side effects include heart attack and stroke! No thanks, I'll stick with aspirin and icing.

Related Reading: osteoarthritis | heart attack | stroke

Comment from: Mike 55-64 Female Caregiver Published: June 10

Works great makes life much better

Comment from: RVT 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 30

I shouldn't post that I wasn't happy with the effectiveness, or ease of use for this medication - I couldn't take it long enough to determine. This medication made me so ill - stomach pain, severe nausea, cramps - this isn't for me. I'd rather take Ibuprofen and have joint pain than to vomit 24/7. Good luck if taking this medication.

Related Reading: stomach | ibuprofen

Comment from: CAP 55-64 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 26

I have torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, arthritis, tendinitis in my ankles and elbows and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. This takes it all away for 24 hours at a time. What a relief, to be able to pain-free even if it's 24 hours. I sleep better and I'm more active. I have not had any side effects but I do not take it daily, I take it when it's to the point of unbearable.

Related Reading: arthritis | plantar fasciitis

Comment from: Thi Thi 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 20

I have a meniscal tear and rheumatoid arthritis. I was first given Celebrex which worked wonders but then it made me feel sick after about a week. I was then prescribed Meloxicam which I was I was already hesitant to try. On the 2nd day, I had severe abdominal pain and got so dizzy I thought I was about to pass out.

Related Reading: rheumatoid arthritis | celebrex | meloxicam

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: May 07

I have nerve damage in my legs and feet, and also shoulder pain. This drug has done wonders for me.

Comment from: nrp3boys 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is working great for both my shoulder joints and my calf muscles! I am 64 years old, couldn't mark it on the info place.

Comment from: Bonnie 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 29

This is a dangerous drug with side effects of heart attack and stroke. It didn't work any better than aspirin for osteoarthritis in my knee. It caused stomach upset, nausea and headaches.

Related Reading: heart attack | stroke | aspirin

Comment from: 13-18 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 29

Prescribed for osteoarthritis in knee for pain and stiffness. It didn't help the symptoms. It made me feel nauseated and headaches, The side effects include heart attack and stroke! No thanks, I'll stick with aspirin and icing.

Related Reading: osteoarthritis | heart attack | stroke

Comment from: KelseyO 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: April 17

This medicine caused stomach bleeding to the point where my mom needed a hospital stay and multiple blood transfusions to recover. And it didn’t even help her arthritis pain all that much to start.

Related Reading: stomach | arthritis

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

SLIDESHOW

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis See Slideshow
Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: Kitesurfer 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis at 40. Started on celebrex until I developed allergy to it, then switched to meloxicam. Without it I can barely move. On it, I can live a pretty much normal life. (Surf, exercise, SUP, bike) I take 15mg daily but have now started taking it every other day as it’s built up in my system. I’ve been on it for just over 1 year. I have no side effects. Stomach is fine. I check my blood pressure regularly and it’s been great, probably as my diet has also taken an approach to less inflammatory/healthier foods. I absolutely love this medicine, it’s been a godsend and it’s cheap.

Related Reading: arthritis | celebrex | allergy

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: Kitesurfer 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis at 40. Started on celebrex until I developed allergy to it, then switched to meloxicam. Without it I can barely move. On it, I can live a pretty much normal life. (Surf, exercise, SUP, bike) I take 15mg daily but have now started taking it every other day as it’s built up in my system. I’ve been on it for just over 1 year. I have no side effects. Stomach is fine. I check my blood pressure regularly and it’s been great, probably as my diet has also taken an approach to less inflammatory/healthier foods. I absolutely love this medicine, it’s been a godsend and it’s cheap.

Related Reading: arthritis | celebrex | allergy

Comment from: Lynn 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 21

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 2yrs ago at 42yrs old. I had severe left hip pain for about 4yrs and occasional severe sudden and sharp groin pain that would stop me in my tracks when walking it hurt so bad. Most days I could barely walk. I ended up getting a series of 3 cortisone injections which only helped only for about 2 weeks at a time then the pain was back completely. I finally got to see a rheumatologist who prescribed me with Meloxicam 1 pill daily 15mg after OTC's didn't work. The Meloxicam is a life saver, I now have zero pain and can work with a ride my horses again, ride my mountain bike, walk and exercise with no pain. I've been taking for 3 months now at the same time everyday after dinner 5pm with no side effects. I will keep a close eye out for blood pressure issues or any other side effects this medication may cause long term.

Related Reading: arthritis | hip pain | meloxicam

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: Kitesurfer 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis at 40. Started on celebrex until I developed allergy to it, then switched to meloxicam. Without it I can barely move. On it, I can live a pretty much normal life. (Surf, exercise, SUP, bike) I take 15mg daily but have now started taking it every other day as it’s built up in my system. I’ve been on it for just over 1 year. I have no side effects. Stomach is fine. I check my blood pressure regularly and it’s been great, probably as my diet has also taken an approach to less inflammatory/healthier foods. I absolutely love this medicine, it’s been a godsend and it’s cheap.

Related Reading: arthritis | celebrex | allergy

Comment from: Lynn 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 21

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 2yrs ago at 42yrs old. I had severe left hip pain for about 4yrs and occasional severe sudden and sharp groin pain that would stop me in my tracks when walking it hurt so bad. Most days I could barely walk. I ended up getting a series of 3 cortisone injections which only helped only for about 2 weeks at a time then the pain was back completely. I finally got to see a rheumatologist who prescribed me with Meloxicam 1 pill daily 15mg after OTC's didn't work. The Meloxicam is a life saver, I now have zero pain and can work with a ride my horses again, ride my mountain bike, walk and exercise with no pain. I've been taking for 3 months now at the same time everyday after dinner 5pm with no side effects. I will keep a close eye out for blood pressure issues or any other side effects this medication may cause long term.

Related Reading: arthritis | hip pain | meloxicam

Comment from: Don 65-74 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 06

I took one 15mg capsule for three days and was almost pain free but then I began suffering insomnia, depression and anxiety I ceased taking them for a week and the three side effects vanished, as an experiment I tried again and within two days the insomnia, depression and anxiety returned, I’ll be mentioning this to my doctor and see if there is a safer alternative

Related Reading: insomnia | depression | anxiety

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: Kitesurfer 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis at 40. Started on celebrex until I developed allergy to it, then switched to meloxicam. Without it I can barely move. On it, I can live a pretty much normal life. (Surf, exercise, SUP, bike) I take 15mg daily but have now started taking it every other day as it’s built up in my system. I’ve been on it for just over 1 year. I have no side effects. Stomach is fine. I check my blood pressure regularly and it’s been great, probably as my diet has also taken an approach to less inflammatory/healthier foods. I absolutely love this medicine, it’s been a godsend and it’s cheap.

Related Reading: arthritis | celebrex | allergy

Comment from: Lynn 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 21

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 2yrs ago at 42yrs old. I had severe left hip pain for about 4yrs and occasional severe sudden and sharp groin pain that would stop me in my tracks when walking it hurt so bad. Most days I could barely walk. I ended up getting a series of 3 cortisone injections which only helped only for about 2 weeks at a time then the pain was back completely. I finally got to see a rheumatologist who prescribed me with Meloxicam 1 pill daily 15mg after OTC's didn't work. The Meloxicam is a life saver, I now have zero pain and can work with a ride my horses again, ride my mountain bike, walk and exercise with no pain. I've been taking for 3 months now at the same time everyday after dinner 5pm with no side effects. I will keep a close eye out for blood pressure issues or any other side effects this medication may cause long term.

Related Reading: arthritis | hip pain | meloxicam

Comment from: Don 65-74 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 06

I took one 15mg capsule for three days and was almost pain free but then I began suffering insomnia, depression and anxiety I ceased taking them for a week and the three side effects vanished, as an experiment I tried again and within two days the insomnia, depression and anxiety returned, I’ll be mentioning this to my doctor and see if there is a safer alternative

Related Reading: insomnia | depression | anxiety

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 27

Never worked for my pain

Comment from: silverfox 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 16

Besides having a multiple serious problems with my neck and back, I was prescribed Meloxicam for bone pain and complete loss of cartilage (knee osteoarthritis) in my right knee. Most of the time I cannot walk or move my leg. Sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time was a thing of the past. The pain in all my bones was overwhelming,. Sometimes I would just lie there and cry. Meloxicam took away about 90% of my pain everywhere and I was elated. However, it only lasts a week and then I was at about15% pain relief. I ran out and didn't take them for a week and they started working again when I picked up my prescription , for about a week. I didn't realize there were so many side effects, so I will start checking my blood pressure.

Related Reading: meloxicam | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Golf guy 75 or over Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: March 28

I take 15 mg occasionally for back and hip pain plus sciatica, mostly to help me sleep. Meloxicam is significantly more effective than either ibuprofen or Aleve and I don’t have any side effects but I limit my usage to limit the risk of having side effects.

Related Reading: hip pain | meloxicam | ibuprofen

Comment from: Kitesurfer 35-44 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: March 03

Diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis at 40. Started on celebrex until I developed allergy to it, then switched to meloxicam. Without it I can barely move. On it, I can live a pretty much normal life. (Surf, exercise, SUP, bike) I take 15mg daily but have now started taking it every other day as it’s built up in my system. I’ve been on it for just over 1 year. I have no side effects. Stomach is fine. I check my blood pressure regularly and it’s been great, probably as my diet has also taken an approach to less inflammatory/healthier foods. I absolutely love this medicine, it’s been a godsend and it’s cheap.

Related Reading: arthritis | celebrex | allergy

Comment from: Lynn 35-44 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 21

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 2yrs ago at 42yrs old. I had severe left hip pain for about 4yrs and occasional severe sudden and sharp groin pain that would stop me in my tracks when walking it hurt so bad. Most days I could barely walk. I ended up getting a series of 3 cortisone injections which only helped only for about 2 weeks at a time then the pain was back completely. I finally got to see a rheumatologist who prescribed me with Meloxicam 1 pill daily 15mg after OTC's didn't work. The Meloxicam is a life saver, I now have zero pain and can work with a ride my horses again, ride my mountain bike, walk and exercise with no pain. I've been taking for 3 months now at the same time everyday after dinner 5pm with no side effects. I will keep a close eye out for blood pressure issues or any other side effects this medication may cause long term.

Related Reading: arthritis | hip pain | meloxicam

Comment from: Don 65-74 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 06

I took one 15mg capsule for three days and was almost pain free but then I began suffering insomnia, depression and anxiety I ceased taking them for a week and the three side effects vanished, as an experiment I tried again and within two days the insomnia, depression and anxiety returned, I’ll be mentioning this to my doctor and see if there is a safer alternative

Related Reading: insomnia | depression | anxiety

Comment from: 19-24 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 27

Never worked for my pain

Comment from: 75 or over Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 04

Meloxicam did not provide effective pain relief. I was using Tylenol to supplement it. I went back to using ibuprofen and now have very good pain relief without the Meloxicam.

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Comment from: Gala 19-24 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 14

Meloxicam reduces the pain and stiffness from arthritis in my knees so that I can keep working until I get a knee replacement. Haven’t had any side effects in the years I’ve been taking it—just relief. I’m 68.

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Comment from: Gala 19-24 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 14

Meloxicam reduces the pain and stiffness from arthritis in my knees so that I can keep working until I get a knee replacement. Haven’t had any side effects in the years I’ve been taking it—just relief. I’m 68.

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Comment from: Matt7763 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: December 03

I had a dog bite and my finger was swelling and had a burning sensation, I went to my doctor and she prescribed me this in a small dosage (7.5 mg) and it definitely hurts much less. Of course I still feel some pain at times where I probably and stretching my bite wrong but I’m glad to have awareness of what my body is not enjoying. It helps with minor pain but nothing major basically. I definitely would recommend it for short term use as prescribed.

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Comment from: Gala 19-24 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 14

Meloxicam reduces the pain and stiffness from arthritis in my knees so that I can keep working until I get a knee replacement. Haven’t had any side effects in the years I’ve been taking it—just relief. I’m 68.

Related Reading: meloxicam | arthritis

Comment from: Matt7763 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: December 03

I had a dog bite and my finger was swelling and had a burning sensation, I went to my doctor and she prescribed me this in a small dosage (7.5 mg) and it definitely hurts much less. Of course I still feel some pain at times where I probably and stretching my bite wrong but I’m glad to have awareness of what my body is not enjoying. It helps with minor pain but nothing major basically. I definitely would recommend it for short term use as prescribed.

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Comment from: Cathy 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 14

I have very bad hip pain and will most like eventually will need surgery. This meloxicam does nothing. Still taking 2 extra strength Tylenol and an Advil every 4 hrs. Taking this before bed and zero relief. I wish had worked my so much better.

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Comment from: Gala 19-24 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: December 14

Meloxicam reduces the pain and stiffness from arthritis in my knees so that I can keep working until I get a knee replacement. Haven’t had any side effects in the years I’ve been taking it—just relief. I’m 68.

Related Reading: meloxicam | arthritis

Comment from: Matt7763 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: December 03

I had a dog bite and my finger was swelling and had a burning sensation, I went to my doctor and she prescribed me this in a small dosage (7.5 mg) and it definitely hurts much less. Of course I still feel some pain at times where I probably and stretching my bite wrong but I’m glad to have awareness of what my body is not enjoying. It helps with minor pain but nothing major basically. I definitely would recommend it for short term use as prescribed.

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Comment from: Cathy 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 14

I have very bad hip pain and will most like eventually will need surgery. This meloxicam does nothing. Still taking 2 extra strength Tylenol and an Advil every 4 hrs. Taking this before bed and zero relief. I wish had worked my so much better.

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Comment from: Lesa Ann 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 05

Doctor prescribed this because OTCs were not working for the pain or inflammation. My pain was at a constant “7” day and night. spikes too. It took two weeks before I really noticed anything but now my joints feel much better. I can sleep and I can go to work every day. The only bad is that it has really increased my blood pressure. I am upping my dose of blood pressure medication in the hopes that I can continue to take the meloxicam. if I have to discontinue this drug i will be so upset! I have not noticed a decrease in my GFR but I will keep a close eye on it. I’ve only been on the meloxicam for a month.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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