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Review by LJ 66 years of age, female (taken for less than 1 month):
I was given some samples of Celebrex from my physician for wrist and hand pain. After I took the second capsule of 200 mg, I awoke in the night with an extremely bad headache, had the chills, aching muscles, runny nose and a dry hacking cough. I stopped taking the pills, but as my symptoms persisted, I believed I had the flu. Three weeks later, I again tried Celebrex and on the second day of taking the pills, I was again stricken with chills, a headache, nausea and the runny nose. These symptoms have stayed with me for the past three days.
I am a 76 year old female and have been taking Celebrex on and off for many years. When my arthritis gives me pain I take it for about 2 or 3 weeks and the pain is gone. Right now I have been taking it everyday for the last 3 months because I need a knee replacement and I am practically free of pain. I highly recommend Celebrex for any kind of pain. I have had no side effects.
16 users found this comment helpful.
Review by experienced8585 (taken for 5 to 10 years):
Very expensive but worth it. I've have football knees and a bad back. This cleans up the stiffness and gets things circulating. Eat right after you take it. I have been taking this for years and I'd be lost without it.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I have severe osteoarthritis of the right knee and was facing a certain total knee replacement. As a "last resort" for pain relief, I tried Celebrex 200 mg. For about two months, there was no impact on pain or improved knee function. Then (as if by magic), the constant pain went away and my knee function returned to just about normal. I now have the ability to exercise and move like the whole thing never happened! I'm certainly glad I stuck with the medication, as it's been "almost a miracle". Now, I have to decide whether to proceed with knee replacement, or will Celebrex buy me a few more years.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I need a new knee and get Synvisc shots every 6 months. Not so much pain, but often uncomfortable and the knee is very useless after about 4 months. Found Celebrex and took it. As package said, it took a couple of weeks to do much, but then woke up pain free one morning. Amazing. I have a very stressful job though and seem to have developed a heart condition. Did Celebrex contribute? I do not know, but have discontinued its use.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I don't like using medicines at all, especially long-term, but Celebrex did tame my symptoms enough for me to be able to pursue other therapies. It wasn't perfect. I still limped and had some pain and stiffness issues but it made a world of difference. I am now off of it, and have taken a big hit in my flexibility and mobility.
19 users found this comment helpful.
I envy the people who have had success with Celebrex. I need both knees replaced for osteoarthritis, and I also have pain in my back, neck, elbows, hips and wrists. I've been on Celebrex for 6 or 7 years. When I first used it, it used to make me very dizzy. But it NEVER ever relieved any pain for me!
I always had to pop multiple Tylenol, Motrin or Advil to supplement, in order to get even minimum relief.
My doctor put me on Arthrotec today, and I am really hoping for success. If that doesn't work, he's going to try me on Tylenol-3 (codeine-based).
I'm very pleased with Celebrex for the neck and knee pain caused by my osteoarthritis. I have no pain on climbing up and down the stairs (relief began after only several days). I not only have no neck pain, but also a dramatically increased range of motion...which makes it much safer for me to change lanes when I'm driving. The one problem I have is that I must take the medication after eating, otherwise tummy tenderness may occur.
20 users found this comment helpful.
I have flare-ups of arthritis in my knees. I am an 80 year old female. I take Celebrex only as needed, at about 3 month intervals. When I have a problem walking, I take Celebrex 1 table a day for three days - it is like a miracle drug. It does away with the knee pain and I am back to walking as I need to. I have had NO side effects so far. I think it is a miracle drug. Not everyone has had the same good fortune but this works for me and I keep it on hand for this limited use.
78 users found this comment helpful.
I would not do without it. It has helped me now for over 3 years along with Tramadol. I can hardly walk in the mornings but after I take my medicines I can walk, run, dance, etc. Like I said, I need the Celebrex in my life or I'm no good.
52 users found this comment helpful.
Celebrex has been really great for my arthritis and
Ankylosing Spondylitis. I can actually function almost
normally with about half the prescribed dosage (which
is normally 2 per day). The one pill will take care of the
pain for about 36-40 hrs.
32 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Celebrex for a little over 2 years. I was having severe knee pain due to my arthritis. This is the only medication that reduced that pain significantly. My doctor prescribed it when nothing else worked.
46 users found this comment helpful.
I have had chronic pain and tried many medicines including narcotics to help. Celebrex has helped me so much. I am able to do so many things that I couldn't before. My doctor has me taking it with Tylenol w/Codeine #3 and Carisoprodol.
62 users found this comment helpful.
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