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User Reviews for Celebrex to treat Pain

Celebrex has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 82 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 65% of those users who reviewed Celebrex reported a positive effect, while 21% reported a negative effect.

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7.0/10 average rating

82 ratings from 87 user reviews.

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Reviews for Celebrex

Anthwan · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 3, 2021

“I had a bad operation for carpel tunnel, and am now in constant pain in my left hand also have it in my right, But refuse to get right one done, because of fear of what I am now going through which is 24/7 pain. I also have arthritis, and l live with terrible nerve/ pins and needle pain, swelling, at various intervals in my feet, caused by sciatica. I was prescribed Celebrex by my doctor, and told me to take up to 2 capsules a day when pain gets bad and woweee I can live again. I do restrict myself from taking it until I have a bad bout, this drug relieves me from pain in less than an hour and lasts for days. In extreme cases of mine, I have taken my prescribed two a day...and walla I can live with my pain till next bout... it’s been a blessing for me it’s as close to me as my wallet when traveling”

9 / 10
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Mel · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2021

“Pain relief was minimal and gave me super bad heartburn.”

3 / 10
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Debrose February 18, 2021

“Celebrex seems to work better for me than humira for my RA pain and osteoarthritis.”

8 / 10
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Jenamu · Taken for less than 1 month July 27, 2016

“For 6 mths I've suffered chronic pain in the morning woken from sleep in pain in my joints. It started in my knees, then elbows & wrists. But 2 mths ago it started in my hips & lower back, & as my sleep was interrupted DAILY, so was my life. As soon I get up the pain would go, but the other day it wouldn't. So I went to my Dr who gave me Celebrex. I was scared to take it reading bad reviews. So I rang my Dr & he said take it & let me know how you feel tomorrow. I took it last night & can't believe I waited THIS long to try it. For the 1st time in 6 mths I woke with NO pain & it made me drowsy, which was a bonus. Celebrex WORKED for me so I want to write a POSITIVE review for people out there who are scared off by bad reviews. I'm pain free!”

10 / 10
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Kijoh · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 4, 2019

“Celebrex was SO much easier on my stomach but ot was "weaker" than other NSAIDS, and I have taken almost all of them. But, because it didn't irritate my stomach, I could take it twice daily. With that said, on Celebrex I I gained at least 15 pounds in the first month, with actual increase in activity and no dietary changes. I've had this happen with other medicines before, notably, Lyrica. At my age, and with my health conditions all complicated by weight gain, it was not worth it for me. If it weren't for the weight gain this would get a 9-10. But, since the weight gain was so profound, I couldn't continue. Which is super sad because it really was awesome otherwise! Within weeks of stopping I lost nearly 10 pounds already. If you can stand to gain weight, like if you are underweight, I HIGHLY recommend this. But, if your weight is a problem, stay away!”

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:) · Taken for 10 years or more February 11, 2014

“I agree with those who say Celebrex has improved quality of life. I joked with my doctor that Celebrex is the only "anti-depressant" that ever worked for me. Chronic pain is depressing. I have been on this medication for over a decade and my joints still move with ease - and without disabling pain. I am grateful.”

10 / 10
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big walt January 12, 2017

“I noticed a lot of people on here giving up after only a week or so.I have been on Celebrex for years and at different times I would stop for a week or 2 immediately I would start going downhill. Celebrex needs to build up in your system the more time you take it the more it helps.Should give it at least a month.I was on heavy pain meds for years now all I take is Celebrex I have severe neck and back problems and severe arthritis.Celebrex is a miracle drug for me without the side effects of heavy pian meds.Thank you for Celebrex it has changed my life”

9 / 10
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BBRuth February 8, 2020

“In my early 50s, I began having right knee pain, then I had all-over pain, felt especially upon standing after sitting for a short while. I was diagnosed with referred pain from my right hip so that at age 59, I had a right hip replacement. Knee pain stopped. The all-over pain persisted. I started taking Celebrex shortly after it first came out. I’m now 77 and had both knees replaced, left at 63, right at 66, my left shoulder at age 72, and now I need my right shoulder replaced. I am able to hold off on that, so far. If I didn’t have Celecoxib (generic) I fear I’d be using a walker or possibly a wheelchair. I have tried taking one 200mg per day, but the pain becomes too severe. I’ve also taken two one day and one the next, which worked for a while. Every spring and fall, I have an arthritis attack, and Celebrex gets me through. Celebrex has saved my life! So far, no bad side effects.”

10 / 10
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OkieGurl0843 April 26, 2017

“Celebrex has been the only thing to help me for my lupus inflammation and pain . I'm always in pain, my entire body and joints. We haven't been able to get down the inflammation. In October I switched rheumatologists and she changed my meds and immediately my pain was finally reduced and tolerable! I let myself run out this week for the first time and I'm in soo much pain! My husband is at the pharmacy right now for it. I refuse typical addictive pain pills. Celebrex has helped me tremendously, I haven't had a crying breakdown from pain since I started it!”

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Clarkekent50 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 5, 2014

“Having chronic knee pain due to hockey injuries that has been getting worse and worse as I turned 50 - but now using 200 mg Celebrex each day has been nothing short of 100% recovery. I can now take the stairs, exercise and play hockey pain free with no side effects. Awesome, awesome.”

10 / 10
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SamH · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2020

“Was sceptical when my GP first prescribed this pain reliever Celebrex for plantar fasciitis as my pain level was quite high but with continued use, it has reduced the pain down to a very manageable level and sometimes no pain, where I'm not limping in extreme pain anymore. There have been no side effects with this drug.”

9 / 10
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JeromeZ1 February 7, 2014

“I'm a 41-year-old male and for the last few years I started suffering from many of my gym and sports-related injuries. At first, it was the pain I associated with too much work at the gym or too many miles on the trail, or picking up too much weight for my arthritic lower back, etc., but when my elbows both shut down completely at exactly the same time, and I couldn't hold a tube of toothpaste anymore, I started to freak out. For months I took way too many OTC NSAIDs, prescription pain killers, steroids, on and on and nothing came close to relieving the pain. I became angry and depressed and was a complete grump. Then my Dr. prescribed Celebrex and it is nothing short of amazing. My quality of life has greatly improved. It's expensive though.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 3, 2015

“I went they 2 years of hell with lower back pain it ruined my life for those 2 years seemingly endless pain and suffering . Then my doctor prescribed Celebrex, which stopped the pain dead in its tracks”

10 / 10
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TomPr April 25, 2017

“Hi everyone, Dealing with knee osteoarthritis for years. Pain got so bad that I could only do minimal exercise and was waking up from pain. Ibuprofen does help, maybe a 50% pain inhibition taking 6 pills a day. With Celebrex, 200mg/ twice daily, I am having about 90% pain reduction. I am now biking daily, no problem going up and down stairs. This is a miracle drug. Not a cure, but close!”

9 / 10
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Jojo Zee November 12, 2015

“I have been in pain for years. I did massage therapy, physiotherapy, yoga, ran, walked and weights. Finally, my Doctor gave me a script for Celebrex - Instant pain relief in both my neck and lumbar. It is November 11, 2015 and I am going to celebrate tonight. I am pain FREE!”

10 / 10
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Thankful · Taken for less than 1 month August 30, 2019

“I have been suffering with arthritis in my knee and chronic plantar fasciitis heel pain for almost a year. The pain was brutal and I asked my doctor if she would please give me a trial of Celebrex as I had read a lot of positive responses about it. Within a few days of taking yes, the generic version, I could feel a difference in my pain and now a couple of weeks and it's definitely helped my pain level especially the plantar fasciitis. You should definitely take it with food and I take it in the evening or sometimes I do get a little dizzy so I take it with supper but it has definitely made a big difference in my pain level and I can function now with it being in agony by the end of the day.”

8 / 10
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JOHN AL · Taken for less than 1 month January 27, 2017

“After my nucleoplast surgery in 2001 constant pain because my 3 lower disks were turned into (flat tires) since they remove some of the disks juice, no surgeons could help me, I just had the right and left nerves deadened by a nerve block that did not work and the lower steroids shots work a couple days, the one dr put me on gabbapentin helped about 5% with the pain, and last week I read in the AARP paper that celebrex is not really that bad or dangerous ,its on the same level as motrin or ibuprofin, after taking the 200 mg pill twice a day for the past 3 days my pain has lessened 80% and I am sure as it builds up it will kick in and work for me. Its been a GODSEND since my pain was driving me crazy ,I can sleep now.”

10 / 10
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Janet H. October 26, 2020

“I was prescribed Celebrex 8 months after a meniscus tear in my left knee. I have severe arthritis is both knees as well. It helped quite a bit after only a few weeks, but I had to stop taking it after two months because my ulcerative colitis returned with a vengeance. Do NOT abruptly stop taking this drug, you will feel like a truck hit you. I did not realize this was a actually a powerful NSAID , my orthopedic doctor should have known. Instead he said I was a “perfect fit” for it be a use of my digestive system issues. NOT!! It is contraindicated for a PT with a UC history, even if mine was in full remission. No more! Now I am dealing with that as a full on condition again, and it makes my joint pain even worse. I recommend you DO NOT take this drug if you have IB, UC or Crohn’s Disease.”

8 / 10
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mystic 50 · Taken for less than 1 month May 13, 2012

“I have had back pain (mid-back and shoulder and neck pain) for 10 years or more everyday. I have had 3 cortisone shots in my shoulder. I have massages every month and go to the chiropractor when it is bad. I finally caved in and went to the doctor and got Celebrex 200mg once a day, and Omega 3. I have taken it for 10 days now and have never felt better. I cannot believe I have no pain. Why did I wait so long? I am 50 years old.”

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Dave OH · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 12, 2016

“I was in a lot of pain in my lower back and shooting pain down my leg for months, and had increasing difficulty in walking and sleeping. I had been forced to use a cane, and a scooter to get around and I could no longer walk any distance. I had to stop physical therapy because the pain was too bad and epidural injections seemed to offer little relief. The MRI indicated that I had tissue from a herniated disc and protruding disc was pressing on the nerves so I was scheduled for surgery. I was given a prescription for Celebrex ( 250 mg/ 2 times/day) 8 weeks before surgery to help relieve the pain. One week before surgery, I was told to stop taking Celebrex. The pain has not returned and the surgery was cancelled. I am now essentially pain”

10 / 10
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Orchid67 · Taken for less than 1 month August 2, 2019

“I am on my second day of Celebrex. I was taking way too many ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for widespread osteoarthritis and skeletal-muscular pain. The first day I was really dizzy and drowsy and spent all day in bed. Today I am back to work and while I feel my overall arthritis is slightly improved the areas where I have the most swelling (ankle, knees) are not responding as well as with the ibuprofen. And areas like my back, shoulder, hands have increased pain levels. I am having more trouble walking. I keep getting headache pain that comes and goes and causes me to feel dizzy and nauseous. I am not sure if this is typical and I just need time to adjust or not. But I find myself having trouble getting through the work day.”

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DMayo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 1, 2013

“I had great relief of the pain issue but I gained 40 pounds in 3 months. My weight has been stable for 15 years until I began gaining weight overnight. The sudden weight gain is worse than the initial pain so I have discontinued taking Celebrex.”

5 / 10
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La perdida · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 28, 2019

“I took Celebrex to treat constant chronic pain derived from cervical spine and Fusion due to abscesses MRSA and lumbar fusion. I dutifully took as prescribed until the side effect of a perforation of the stomach. Very serious.”

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Krisite April 10, 2008

“I have been taking Celebrex now for a little over 30 days. I am 30 years old and have suffered from chronic arthritis pain for over 10 years. I have had two ankle surgeries leaving me with what feels like no relief. My last surgery was over 2 years ago and did provide SOME relief but not completely. Since I?ve been on Celebrex I can honestly say it?s been a blessing in disguise!!! I went from 2-3 days a week of pain and discomfort to virtually none.”

9 / 10
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JuJu Grate · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2014

“I have debilitating pains from my costochrondritis for years. I have tried naproxen, Mobic, and Voltaren gel with no relief. My rheumatologist then suggested Celebrex. This has been a lifesaver. Celebrex has made my chest pains go from a 9-10 to about a 0-1. I would recommend this medicine to anyone dealing with costochrondirits. Even the price is not bad. I pay 60 dollars for a 90 day supply.”

10 / 10
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Patty Tremblay · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2018

“I've had arthritis and back pain I started taking this medication and it's helped immensely although the side effects are there (and you can look them up). I still will continue taking this medication I'll give it a couple of months and see how my body adjusts and go from there but for now it's working and that's a wonderful thing I actually have my movement back before I was like an 80 year old woman and I'm in my 50s”

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Anonymous February 17, 2010

“I LOVE Celebrex! I have degenerative disk disease, bulged disk and degenerative hips. My doctor had me try it after learning how I can tolerate 6 ibupropen a day. I have been 85% better as far as the daily pain. I can do things in exercise that I could not before, due to the pain. I take homeopathic anti inflammatory supplements as well. I am a 43 year old photographer, pilates student and teacher living in pain for over 6 years. So wonderful to have this relief.”

10 / 10
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Dsneckhead · Taken for less than 1 month June 15, 2016

“I have muscle stiffness & pain at the base of my neck & head, which over time caused migraines & tension headaches. Botox & lidocaine injections have relieved the head pain. My doctor is still working on trigger points for the pain in a few sm areas of the upper neck. He prescribed Celebrex after Ibruprofen (did nothing) & Mobic (helped some). Celebrex helps the most. I believe It's bc Mobic is a selective COX2 inhibitor and the Celebrex is only COX2. It brings my pain down to between a 0-2, depending on whether I'm experiencing 24-hour soreness from the injections (2) or if it's just acting up from activites like yardwork or working too long at the computer (0). I've only been taking it for a month & good so far.”

9 / 10
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