User Reviews for Meloxicam
Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex
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Reviews for Meloxicam to treat Inflammatory Conditions
"This drug did nothing to stop the pain in my back or peripheral joints from ankylosing spondylitis. I had bad headaches with confusion when taking this which is why I stopped taking it and now take Naprosyn and it works way better"
Jared123456 (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2015
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"I have a herniated disk in my back, and experience back pain and knee pain. I had gotten to the point where I could not get out of a chair and weight bear on my right leg. After MRI's of my back, knee, and hips my orthopedist referred me to a neurologist, because he could not figure out what was causing the pain. I was also experiencing numbness and tingling in my feet. My neurologist started me on 7.5 mgs of Mobic. I am now able to get up from a chair and bear weight on my right leg. I have GERD's so I take Prilosec every day. I have not had any side effects. I will say that my pain is not completely gone, but greatly improved! My neurologist also referred me to physical therapy, and will also be doing a nerve conduction test."
5XRUS October 17, 2015
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"Injury in my letf glut = sciatica. Pain strikes without warning & literally makes me gasp & grab onto something. Then it's a constant throbbing / sharp pain shooting from butt to little toe. GOOD: 15mg at bedtime; 3 days = NO pain. No pain getting out of bed, no cringing at a flight of stairs, no having to sit in Epsom salt baths until I'm a prune - NO pain. BAD: I had never been constipated. Never. Until Mobic. I needed softeners, fibre & finally laxative = limited success. UGLY: real 10lb weight gain. Miserable/ want to faint 1000 calories a day for 3 weeks = 1 lb loss. 2 weeks off Mobic = all weight off but pain is back. 600mg ibuprofen = useless. So my choice is fat or in pain. Harder decision than you think. Maybe Tramadol?"
Bottumline October 17, 2015
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"My significant other died within 5 days of starting this medication. Please double check with your prescriber before starting this medication, as this was the only different one he began to use. We believe he died from a massive stroke."
Pooch76 (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2015
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"Took Voix years ago and began to have heart fluttering spells.Later it was taken off the market by the FDA.Now I have taken meloxicanan for a few years and started having the same fluttering in my heart.So I stopped taking it for about a year now and the fluttering stopped.Now I don't take any anti inflammatory drugs. I Don't trust generics at all and people should get educated on what drug companies are getting away with."
Gregthescottish August 18, 2015
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"I was prescribed this by my doctor for my swollen knee after receiving my first cortisone injection. I started noticing I was always dehydrated. I was ok with that cause it relieved the swelling in my knee, but then the headaches started. It was dull at first, but always in the bottom right side of my head. They progressively got worse. Within a week of my first dose, I had to stop taking it. It took 3 days before the headaches stopped. Never will I take that again."
Dissatisfied Customer (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2015
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"It's 10 weeks after breaking my hip after falling off my bike. (62 yr old female) I greatly prefer Meloxicam (15 mg taken before exercise) to pain meds. No side effects in my case. It's aided in my rehab (stationary bicycle, resistance training, stretching and landscape work) because pain is not inhibiting my efforts to strengthen muscles. Can walk with more normal gait. Seeing daily progress. Note: the low cost for my medications is because I'm living in Europe, where one just pays for the actual cost of goods."
Landscape Artist (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2015
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"Bent over and lower back went out. Left shoulder was already hurting for months. No diagnosis but doctor started me on Mobic and PT. Back pain is gone after one month but both shoulders are so painful I can't sleep at all. Having a lot of wheezing and just started running fever for no reason. I am thinking I may have to quit taking it."
Tn bubba (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2015
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"I have a low tolerance to medication and most pain relief but have Been taking meloxicam for over three years with lansoprazole to protect stomach and I have had no problems at all no side affects and I have found its the best pain relief available for a number of spinal injuries/kneck injury"
Howard1972 July 13, 2015
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"I was amazed how fast this worked. I was having sciatic back pain and nothing was helping. It took away almost all my pain. Meds usually upset my stomach but this did not as long as I ate a small snack with it."
PLB (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2015
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"Just wanted to say this medication helped my lower back pain immensely. My lower back had been sending nerve pain down both my legs - the pain has been horrible. Meloxicam totally works. But....I'm not giving it higher score because it made me cos of side effects after taking it 3 days straight (7.5 mg/once day). I seriously thought I had the flu at first and was going to throw up. Then felt a twisting knife-like pain in my stomach. Eventually , I drank some Kefir and ate a cracker and felt 80% better. But it really did a number of my stomach. I will only take it now when desperate for pain relief. Also, it caused me severe stomach bloating."
KatelynsBack June 1, 2015
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"I've had neck pain, stiffness and tightness for over almost 3 years. After visiting primary care physicians, orthopedics, orthopedic surgeons, pain clinics, neurologists and neuro-surgeons and have been on all kinds of medications and have had an MRI, Neck X-Rays, etc. and I finally decided to visit a Spine Specialist and WOW, I should have visited her first. She put me on Meloxicam which I have been for two weeks and can feel a major difference. I have not had to take pain pills, nsaids, heat/cold therapy, tens machine, etc. because this medication is working like a miracle, I am thrilled with the way I feel. For the first time in almost 3 years I can move my neck around without cringing with pain, tightness and stiffness. KUDOS!"
Necky May 4, 2015
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"I have compressed vertebrae in my lower back, so I get serious pain there on occasion (thankfully rare occasions). My Orthopedic doctor prescribed the 15mg dosage (30 pills). When I saw that this was an NSAID, I thought of Naproxin, Ibuprofen etc. (drug store stuff which doesn't even cure a headache for me). But this stuff is way different. After the first pill, I noticed a marked pain reduction which would never happen even if I took ten Naproxens or Ibuprofen tablets, and no side effects either. This is good stuff!"
Dragon52 (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2015
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Mobic (meloxicam): "I started taking Mobic for my plantar fasciitis a week ago. I have had the medicine for 6 months for my back, shoulder and neck pain but it did not help me. When my foot started crippling me, I took it with Skelaxin and was amazed at how quickly the pain, all my pain, disappeared. I suffer from fybromyalgia as well. Today, my body was fine but my heel was killing me. I took the mobic and I was relieved of pain within 20 to 30 mins. Mobic allowed me to walk again. Mobic with Skelaxin gave me my life back. I'm 48 do I expect pain and problems but when you hurt from your rooter to your tooter all seems hopeless. This medicine helped me tremendously. I'm more excited that I dont have to take narcotics daily."
penny6631 February 5, 2015
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"I can't believe all these years a doctor didn't prescribe something to help with inflammation in my body. This medicine has helped me immensely ... with both knees, hands."
Granny Gee (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2015
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"Had basal thumb joint tendon replacement and carpal tunnel release 11-13. Still experiencing significant swelling interfering with occupational therapy end of December. Dr. prescribed this med 2 days ago, and the pain is almost totally gone as well as the swelling! I had been icing and epsom salt baths, no improvement until this medication. I have experienced acid reflux and bit of tummy ache. Adjusted sleeping position and avoiding foods before sleeping. I'll keep you posted."
bagg10ns (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2015
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Mobic (meloxicam): "I have Cervical Arterial Disease and the pain radiates in my neck, shoulder, arms and hands. Sometimes makes me have bad headaches as well, on the left side of my head. Mobic is a life-saver for me. I had this medication for awhile, but refused to take it because reading the side effects scared me, but after over-the-counter medicatuons quit helping me with the pain, I went ahead and started it, and this is the best I've felt in months. I haven't had any side effects yet, but I've only been on it, for about a week. I'll continue to take it for now, because at least I'm not miserable. Living with chronic pain is no joke."
R0che11e October 9, 2014
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"In December of 2010, My husband and I had a bad car wreck. I was broken up several times inside. About a year ago I started getting severe pain in my legs and joints. My back has always bothered me, but everyday my pain was worse. I got to the point I could not hardly stand without leaning on something for help or someone helping me. I am only 43 years old and I felt something was so wrong with me that it could kill me, because the pain was so bad. I felt a difference the first morning but the pain in my legs was getting worse. The next few nights the pain in my legs continued and also kept me up at night. I kept taking the med..and I am now 90% pain free!"
Rhonda 123 June 28, 2014
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"I hurt my lower back about a month ago and the pain is always there and excruciating. I can't sit or even stand with out twitching from discomfort or even gasping in pain, so I finally went to my PA and she prescribed me 15mg's. I'm only on my second day of it and I don't mind it. I did a lot of research on it after my first dose left me extremely high. Higher than the OxyContin had left me feeling. I was and am still very confused because It states everywhere that this drug will not give you the high. It does wonders on the pain relief but I'm still a little worried because it renders me to lay down and I don't even trust myself to drive. Has this happened to anyone else? I really do like the pill but it leaves me with questions."
Mellie-belle June 13, 2014
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"I hurt my shoulder in a fall two years ago, and have not been able to recover full use of my arm, even with treatment and physical therapy. Pain woke me up at night and my arm would go numb at times. My Dr. gave me Motrin 800mg to take 2x a day, but it only helped about 50%, and I started to get side effects from the Motrin. One month ago, I went to a new Dr. and they gave me Meloxicam to try and within 2 days, I felt so much better, I couldn't believe it. Not only did it help my shoulder pain, it took away my other aches and pains. Now I don't even think about it. I just take my one pill a day and I feel normal and can do whatever I want! Exercise included. Amazing. No negative side effects so far. I LOVE it!"
Pbobwright (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2014
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