I take 2 x 100mg a day for thumb joint arthritis in both hands. So severve I cannot shake hands and there is a constant ache. I have been on Celebrex for 3 weeks but still feel pain.

I first came to use Celebrex as a Post Op pain relief prescrbed by surgeon after a hysterectomy. 200mg table 2 x a day, and had no pain.

Asked my GP to put me on Celebrex for the arthritis after noticing the short term benefit.

Should I increase dosage or take another type of medication also?
I am 48 - arthiritis due to sporting injuries.