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meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: I have been having knee and ankle pain for about 3 months until now. The Army likes to prescribe Moltrin 800's for just about any sport injury. It worked somewhat but I was still experiencing pain in the first 1/4 mile of running until the pain went to just being numb. After 2 miles the numbness would go away and the pain would return but 2 fold. For the rest of the day I was pretty much useless. So last night I went through my medicine cabinet and found some Meloxicam and I remembered how it relieved my lower back pain greatly. Could barely walk at that time last night. Took one 15mg tablet 30 minutes before bed and I woke up like I never had the pain in my knees and ankles ever. I was amazed! I am going to inform my Health provider.
Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: I only have half the cartilage in both knees due to osteoarthritis and had taken 800mg of Advil 3 times a day for 10 years. I've been taking Mobic 15mg. for 2 years which provides very good pain relief with one pill a day. Sometimes I have pain in the evening for which I take 2 Tylenol. Mobic seems to be much easier on my stomach.
meloxicam for Osteoarthritis: I am a 58 yr old female with chronic right knee and periodic low back/ sciatica worsened with prolonged sitting at a computer, driving etc. A lateral meniscectomy with synovial and patella repair helped until it was time to resume life, i.e. gym, dancing, activity. Cortisone and hyaluronic injections in the knee did nothing for me. Started this med 72 hours ago. Within 24 hours I realized my knee, back, in fact head to toe feels "normal". No aches, pains, side effects. Walked 4 miles yesterday, riding my bike today. Hallelujah, I did not think I would ever feel this good as another ortho doc had told me to just " live with it ".
meloxicam for Tendonitis: I've had tendonitis for over 6 years. After 4 cortisone shots & years of taking Aleve every day, my doctor said surgery was my only option. I found another Dr. & he prescribed Mobic. I have almost NO wrist pain. It is amazing what a difference it makes. My only complaint is that it dries out my nose so badly that I get a nose bleed at least once a week.
Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: I am 33 years old and have had debilitating lower back pain for over 5 years. Some days I cannot walk. One week ago my Dr started me on Mobic and I can not believe the immediate relief. I have not had this little pain in years..I'm so excited. I'm very saddened to see the long term down falls. I'm so glad to have it though. Wish I had it years ago.
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Review by cherokeesister (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: I have been on meloxicam 7.5mg once daily for 7 months now, wow what a difference. I take it with Tizanidine for my back, and I feel 80% better. I tried to wean off of it once and what a mistake, I had severe pain, couldn't even walk. Back on it now and wont go off again!
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meloxicam for Osteoarthritis: Meloxicam worked fabulously for the osteoarthritis in my knees/elbow/and shoulder. I noticed that I kept gaining weight so easily even with cutting back on my diet. It was unusual as I can usually maintain or lose weight. I looked up the side effects since I couldn't pinpoint any other change and read that meloxicam CAN cause
rapid weight gain. Since I cannot afford the extra weight with the bad knees, I am going to have to stop using it.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: I've been on Mobic for 2 days along with Flexerill and I am still experiencing excruciating pain. I feel like electric shocks going down my right sciatica.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: I was prescribed Mobic for arthritis in my right hip. I lost range of motion and had difficulty putting on my right sock and shoe. After taking this medicine for 3 days I have noticed the hip pain has diminished greatly, about 80% back to pain free. But this medicine has also helped with my other joint pain and stiffness. I now feel closer to my age of 48 instead of feeling 78. Bending over to pick something up off the floor is easy now. I feel great, no side-effects yet.
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meloxicam for Fibromyalgia: I've had an amazing experience with Meloxicam. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 2 years ago by a rheumatologist. He told me to go home, hire a maid, quit my job and buy a hot tub. I did eventually quit my job, but the pain simply got worse.
Enter a neurologist who gave me Cymbalta, which for me was a miracle. It took away about 70% of my pain, but I was still suffering.
Enter yet another Rheumy, who put me on Meloxicam. It's been amazing and has taken away quite a bit of the left over pain from Cymbalta.
It's not perfect and I'm not sure that ALONE it would do as much for me, but in combination with Cymbalta, it's been phenomenal.
meloxicam for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have been on Meloxicam for three years, and it works very well for arthritis in your hands or fingers. It is very inexpensive. The only side effect may be a little tiredness if you take it every day.
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Review by justright (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: I had pain I my back and my left leg, pain ran down my left leg and there were days I could walk because the pain was so great. Meloxicam was prescribed by a back & spine specialist. I was willing to try anything that would take the pain away. So I took my medicine for the first time and I felt so much better after a few hours. I was so pleased. I had no side affect, I take it every other day and it been working for me.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: Effective for my use for autoimmune/inflammatory/arthritis issues however blood pressure rise is trade-off! Feldene also very effective but for obvious reasons not agreeable.
meloxicam for Fibromyalgia: I have had Fibromyalgia for about four years now. The pain was so bad I couldn't even roll over in bed without hurting or tie my shoes without excruciating pain. I tried Neurontin, Lyrica and Naproxen, none of which really helped. I was on Cymbalta for awhile and it did help the aches and pains but gave me such bad diarrhea that I couldn't take it. I have been taking Meloxicam now for about a month and cannot believe the difference. I used to couldn't walk a block without having to get someone to get me so I could go home. Now I can walk several blocks without the pain. This is a miracle for me and there are side effects to every medication. The pain being gone is worth it to me.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: I have had on and off Plantar Fasciitis for the past few years and my Podiatrist prescribed a 2 month supply of Meloxicam to reduce the swelling and inflammation in my heel. Almost instantly the pain and swelling went away and it is like night and day. I also got a Cortisone shot and the combination of the two have allowed me to resume my normal exercise routine and activity.
I actually had a chest pain...turned out to be arthritis in area where the ribs attach to the sternum. My Dr prescribed Meloxicam. It's been less than a week and I noticed my back & knee pain have disappeared. I then realized it was the medicine and my original issue of chest pain is starting to ease as well.
meloxicam for Osteoarthritis: I have been taking meloxicam since I had total knee replacement 6 yrs ago - works great for stiffness and pain. Originally doctor wanted me to take it for 6 months or so after surgery but it helped so much with arthritis in hands, feet, shoulders etc. he advised to keep taking it. Usually I have pretty sensitive stomach but no bothers with meloxicam.
meloxicam for Inflammatory Conditions: 70 yr old unable to walk, sleep, sit, move without pain. Shoulder hurt so bad in tears. Went to orthopedist and X-rays revealed tear in rotator cuff. He prescribed meloxicam. Take 7.5mg daily and cannot tell you how it has improved my ability to perform routine daily activities. It truly gave me my life back. Although the prescribed dose is one a day, I try to make my prescription last longer by taking one every other day as it eliminated ALL my pain and my mobility is like a normal person. No major side effects thus far. Never want to give this up. Thank God for meloxicam.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: I have arthritis in feet, right knee, both hands, and right elbow. When both Vioxx and Bextra were taken off the market I had to turn to Vicodin to relieve pain, but was so afraid of addiction I did not take it very often. Then doctor tried me on Meloxicam. It's much easier to function, does a great job on the swelling, and an adequate job on the pain for the most part. No side effects, and still not as good as Vioxx, but it's better than over the counter, and better than an opiate.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: I have been taking Mobic for 4 years now. Having a herniated bulging disc it helped me so much. I had an operation (laminectomy) to cut away part of the disc. 2 years later after the op I have the same problem again along with nerve pain. Without Mobic I couldn't walk. I also take Oxycontin to relieve all pain. I hear all stories how Mobic damages your liver etc. I've tried twice to come off it, but straight away the pain is severe along with headaches.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: I have been having lower back pain for almost two years. I've been to physical therapy twice, currently I'm having osteopathic manipulative treatment, but with only three visits so far, have not gotten much relief. I also have neuropathic pain from shingles in my lower spine. I have had pain in my hands and fingers for a long time. I started getting nodules on my finger joints and can not wear my wedding rings any longer. I finally told my doctor to refer me to a specialist. In the meantime, he prescribed Mobic. In three days of taking this, I can actually close my fist without pain, my back pain has gone down, my knees don't feel like they are on fire. I feel like I can go out and start my walking routine again.
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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: Mobic was prescribed to me by my podiatrist after finding that I have Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, Osteoarthritis in my big toe joint, and a heel spur all on my left foot. I find that 7.5 mg Mobic has really helped with the Osteoarthritis and other aches and pains that I have developed in the past few years. I find it best to take before bed, as I have a 4 month old daughter to take care of. Throughout the day I am taking Tramadol, wrapping, and icing my foot for pain relief. I find that the combination works really well. In the middle of the night I am ready and able to take care of my baby girl.
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