I started taking 7.5 mg of Meloxicam once daily in March 2014 for fibromyalgia symptoms and pain. It's working great but I'm wondering if I can stop and start this protocol as the symptoms flare up. I am an active 52 year old woman, I work four nights a week as a waitress. The only other pill I take is a multivitamin once daily. I really hate to take anything long term. Any advice?
The fact that an NSAID works for your pain makes me think there is more going on then just fibro, since fibro isn't an inflammatory disease. You can stop it, then if you have a flare start it again, but you may have to wait a few days for it to work if you do that.
I have a coworker who also has fibromyalgia. Shes about your age. Her dr who treats her for her fibro has her on Tramadol daily and Meloxicam. She says they both help her fibro. She has no other health problems and no arthritis. She takes hers daily as a routine and as a maintenance medication even when she feels fine. You can stop it and start it as u desire just like u can most meds. However heres the deal... have u ever noticed how when u get a really bad headache if u wait until its really bad the Tylenol dont work or dont work as well ? It works better to prevent u from getting a headache to begin with if u already have it in you. It also works better if u take it at the 1st sign your getting the headache. Same with this. Its best to keep it in you at a regular level by taking it daily irreguardless how your feeling. Unless you seldom have fibro pain and problems I wouldnt take it on a as needed basis. It will work much better if u already have it in your system. Just take it daily and look at it like u do your multivitamins. As a daily help and maintenance. If its taken as prescribed it shouldnt hurt you to take it long term. Good luck
- Meloxicam Information for Consumers
- Meloxicam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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