Celebrex

Further to my question about Lyrica, which brought in a lot of comments, My GP is now going to try me on Celebrex 200 mg capsules. I have tried Gaberpentin and Amytripylene but could not take these at high levels, without a lot of bad reactions.

Has anyone tried this drug and with what results? Apparently, I am unable to have surgery on my back so must find a pain relief tablet to suit me. Any comments, either good, or bad, will be gratefully received. I like to know what I am up against from the people who know.

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  • Hello

    Yes Celebrex is classed as a NSID of the group COX2 inhibitors i have been on this medication now for about ten years I think as I cannot take the standard NSID as they upset my tummy. This medication has been good for me although they as a standard practice will keep an eye on your bloods

    BOB

  • Cox 2 NSAIDs change people's lives or they don't work so have a go and see how you get on. I take meloxicamb Which is similar and I wouldn't be able to function without it. I've tried! I used to take Celebrex but I thought it had been withdrawn from the market (obviously not) as some people get bad side effects including heart problems. Best wishes

  • Hi what diagnosis have you had on your back and why can't you have surgery? X

  • I have had MRI scans on my upper and lower spine. These show damage to my first few discs upper spine and similar to my lower spine. Apparently, my spine would not be suitable for surgery so my only option is pain relief.

  • I hope you do ok on the meds - I suffered an ulcer so have to take one omeprazole to protect and I understand everyone should if taking these sort of meds long term??

    Re surgery -.have you researched Artificial Disc Replacement? I have had 6 prolapsed discs so definitely wasn't a candidate for fusion as the discs surrounding fusion site need to be in good shape and mine definitely weren't

  • Hi Curlygirl54 made a good point. Was it a GP who said you weren't suitable for surgery or a specialist? Have you had physio, tried a TENS machine, etc?

  • The Consultant at the Pain Clinic and also two GPs say that I am not a candidate for surgery because of the degeneration of my spine. I already see a physiotherapist for my Parkinsons I am eligible for injections under sedation every six months. Have not tried Tens machine. Will ask about this.

  • Hi I take celebrex 200mg and find it helps with arthritis in my hands and neck but it doesn't help my lower back, that's not to say it won't help yours. x

  • We all have different side effects regarding NSID medications It took a couple of years to find the right mixture of drugs for my conditions. All I can suggest is give each medication a good chance too work as they do not backtrack on medications you would of tried in the past

    Good Luck

    BOB

  • We all have different side effects regarding NSID medications It took a couple of years to find the right mixture of drugs for my conditions. All I can suggest is give each medication a good chance too work as they do not backtrack on medications you would of tried in the past

    Good Luck

    BOB

  • I've been taking it for about a year and it really helps my lower back pain. No side effects either (that I'm aware of)

  • I can't take it because I'm allergic, it did help some when I tried it. So if it's not helping ask to be seen at a pain clinic. Hope this helps sweetheart!!! xxx Mitzi

  • Celebrex worked wonders for my husband. Then he was told anyone over 50 should cease taking them. Have since failed to find anything to come near the relief found with Celebrex. Certainly worth trying for a month to see if they work for you. Only thing to remember is only take after food, to protect your stomach lining.

  • I am well over 50 years of age and I have never been told of this restriction. I will definitely follow this up with my GP. It may be that I will have to stop taking it. This answer proves that the people who take these drugs provide answers far more quickly than the GP who prescribe them. Thanks

  • Hi there , I used Celebrex for about 3 years before I had a knee replacement and I no a couple of other people to who have used it . It seemed to be a good drug and helped a lot . With me it did make me put some weight on but helped with pain and swelling. I didn't notice any side effects so that's a big advantage too.

    Good luck with everything and I hope you try Celebrex and see if it helps, you have nothing to loose apart from pain hopefully

  • well I tolerate all,of those drugs and have done now for almost ten years . I hav been able to reduce the lyrica from 600mg per diem to 200 mg per diem. I also take 100mg amytriptiline and Celebrex when necessary.

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