I was prescribed Celebrex (200 mg daily) for joint stiffness and it was almost overnight total relief. I am 56 and had just written my constant limp and stiffness off to age and athletics. I really didn't realize how bad it had gotten since it came on over the last few and I would characterize it more as a severe stiffness rather than severe pain. The morning after first dose was like a miracle with no stiffness and much increased range of mobility in ankles, knees and lower back. So needless to say I really want the benefits. The problem was that also almost immediately I began having side effect of bronchospasm. This involved a "throat based scratchy" cough and just a little occasional wheeziness. At first I thought I just had a cold but as it persisted and even got worse I started to suspect it was related to Celebrex. After 2 months I quit using and bronchospasm gradually deceased. After about a week off of Celebrex my stiffness gradually returned. My p.a. suggested trying meloxicam which I tried for about 1 1/2 wk with no relief at all. He also suggested 100 mg celebrex which I have used with for 1 week and I would assess results at 1/2 the relief ( not quite enough) and 1/2 the bronchospasm symptoms (annoying). Would a pharmacueticaaly compounded Celebrex help? Would you expect that over time my results would change? Is this bronchospasm related to the sulfa allergy side effect related to some Celebrex use? Thanks!
Firstly,it would be highly unlikely that a compounded preparation would make a difference as the active ingredient would be exactly the same.
Secondly, do you have a known sulfa allergy?
If so, does it present with bronchospasm? If so then maybe it is the cause.
Thirdly, it would seem unlikely that your bronchospasm would subside with time.
For more information you should talk with your doctor.
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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