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Has Celebrex Helped You?

Has Celebrex Helped You?

I know that different medications effect us all in different ways and that what does or doesn't work for others may or may not for me.

That being said, my doctor prescribed Celebrex today and to,d me to take it every do to help control my pain. She also to,d me that we can work out a plan that I can take a larger dose on my really bad pain days. She is very anti narcotic drugs and told me that she will not normally prescribe them for long term use because they just mask the pain and will, in… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on Celebrex when it first came out and for years after for arthritis. I never had side effects and I was never going to let my doc change me because it worked so well! Unfortunately, insurance came along and changed that. Do remember that it may take 6 weeks to get full effects. And yes, side effects are minimal due to the category it's in and its composition.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on Naproxen and it did not help me at all. I have been on Celebrex for a while. I take 200mg twice a day. It has been helping me with my inflammation from the fibro and RA. My RA is flared up right now so it doesn't seem like it is helping as well as it has been but I am sure that once they get my RA under control it will still be effective.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member. With fibro, we fight with our family and friends to believe and understand the Drs to believe and treat us with what we need and we fight with our bodies everyday.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I took it but il it made me short of breath . I was allergic to it. It didn't do anything for me either.
A lot of drs will not prescribe narcotics or opioids because of the addiction and or the withdrawal problem. Going of a Cymbalta,Lyrica, and sonic some of the other things they have been on our equally as bad. I wish I could remember the name of the book written by a woman and her doctor who tried to with draw from Cymbalta. It was scary. At least I know what I'm facing with narcotics. God much to you.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I'm sorry, I always get Celexa confused with Celebrex. I was on Celexa. I had a lot of side effects from it. It seemed to help for the first couple of years I took it. After awhile it stopped being effective and my dr said I was on too many pills so I decided to get off of ot. It was really hard. I had days when I thought I was going nuts! I felt like I was hit by a freight train and it would take a week to feel better and that was with the first titration down off of it! My dr did some research and found it took two months really slowly titrating off of it. It was really worth it though. I then started Naltrexone - LOW DOSE. I've been on that for 9 months and it isn't as effective in winter as it is in other seasons. I had to up my dose of antidepressant to help me through the winter. I really feel like I need a medication overhaul. Time to see what's really working and what might work better.

posted over 6 years ago
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