I have arthritis in my back and I sit all day it is staring to really hurt. Will meloxicam help my pain
Can meloxicam be used as a pain killer? And is it a narcotic?
- 5 Sep 2010 by yankees1
- 14 July 2021 (11 weeks ago)
- rheumatoid arthritis, pain, meloxicam
What I really nee to know is: Will I have to go on pain killers or will Melxicam do the trick for the pain in my back?
Enolic acid group of NSAIDs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs or NAIDs, are drugs with analgesic and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects and which have, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects (reducing inflammation). The term "nonsteroidal" is used to distinguish these drugs from steroids, which (among a broad range of other effects) have a similar eicosanoid-depressing, anti-inflammatory action. As analgesics, NSAIDs are unusual in that they are non-narcotic.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It is a derivative of oxicam(is a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which binds closely to plasma proteins.
e.g. include:tenoxicam,droxicam,and lornoxicamas well as meloxicam), closely related to piroxicam, and falls in the ENOLIC ACID group of NSAIDs.
I hope I have been of some help, thank you.
Have a great day.
Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory and pain killer, very similar to ibuprofen, so you might be OK using this alone with no other pain killers?
My Dad sufferers from severe debilitating back pain and does not want to use any opiate pain relievers for his condition.
Recently he started taking Glucose mine and Condrondine (sp?) and hasn't been taking his pain meds on a daily basis. I feel from what he has told me that he has gotten some real relief from this but also feel that it won't be long lasting enough.
I haven't heard of this particular medication before and knowing how he feels would love to know how this works for your own back pain as I do believe that anti-inflammatory medications can work better for some people even with severe back pain.
He is retired and sits all day due to his pain and when he does try to do some things he probably shouldn't he does end up in more pain. He is looking for something that is as safe as prescription strength Ibuprofen to take for his back pain as now the only time he will take what his doctor has prescribed to him is if he injures himself.
I'm very interested in knowing how this or any other type of medication like this could also be of great help for him.
He is legally blind but what little he can see is blurred from the use of the pain med he is on; another reason he refuses to take it.
I hope this helps you and thanks if you or anyone else can tell me how this works for them with back pain.
My Right Hand The Thumb and my two fingers swell and in pain daily. I sure hope Meloxicam can Help. Is their anyone else hurting like me?
Within the last weeks, I somehow severely pulled two muscles in my left thigh, one of them running diagonally from my groin area to my knee and the other on outside of my thigh... probably 1 or 2 of the 4 quad muscles. I had looked up the anatomy and muscle names, but they don't really matter to my point.
The percocet that I'm on for my low back and sacriolitis pain, which I restarted those meds in Feb after having a bad fall from tripping over frozen outdoor Christmas lights cords and aggravating my C5 & S1 slipped disks that are pushing on nerve roots, was only temporarily helping the pain at all in my thigh, while the percocet wouldn't help with my plantar fasciitis heel pain. In fact, these muscles were acting like the fasciitis ligament/tendon pain where pain would lesson as I walked more.
However, since the pain in my thigh was getting so severe that I sometimes couldn't barely walk, with the pain centered in the middle of my femur bone area, I called my ortho doctor Thursday & was able to see him Friday. To rule out any stress fracture since we've been moving boxes of belongings to our new house, he did an x-ray, which was negative. The handout of exercises I was given showed a picture of pain centering in the top side of the femur, like that was where inflammation was in my case.
Now, when updating my list of current meds, I had crossed out the mobic/meloxicam that the hospital given me to take for a few weeks from my prior bad fall on Jan 2nd since they wouldn't give me any percocet in the ER (my whole body hurt within 24 hours of that fall, except my head!). My back is much better now and I only take the percocet as needed.
So anyway my ortho doctor suggested I take some mobic for a week and since I only had a few tablets left from Jan, he called in a refill.
So strange thing is, when I got home after my appt Friday around 11:30am, I took one of my leftover mobics. Within a few-6 hours. I noticed that most of the pain on my thigh quad muscles was literally gone and was only pulling a little bit. I don't even think I took a 2nd pill on Saturday and literally had no pain at all. But yet I was taking it for a few weeks in Jan with it gradually reducing my back pain, but it took a few weeks for my neck to start aching.
It's just strange how one pill of mobic went straight to the apparent source of inflammation in middle of my quad muscle and disintegrated it! (While percocet may have only had a temporary affect on the pain, as it had gotten much worse last week). And I did nothing different with my other daily medications. All I can say is "yay mobic"!
How much can a person take daily for pain of meloxicam, ?
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