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User Reviews for Meloxicam (Page 5)

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex

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Osteoarthritis 97 reviews 345 medications
   
7.9
Tendonitis 16 reviews 33 medications
   
7.6
Inflammatory Conditions 96 reviews 114 medications
   
6.8
Rheumatoid Arthritis 24 reviews 340 medications
   
6.6
Fibromyalgia 20 reviews 20 medications
   
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 reviews 163 medications
   
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Summary of Meloxicam reviews 254 reviews 6.5

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For Osteoarthritis: "I am having carpal tunnel release surgery on Tuesday and have been off my Mobic for about 6 days now. I have pain in areas I had know idea hurt, left Knee, neck, both wrist, all fingers, right elbow and right Shoulder. It was first prescribed for left knee pain only. I can't wait to get this surgery done and get back on it. I am in so much pain."

   
10

Ken Hunt June 15, 2014

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I hurt my lower back about a month ago and the pain is always there and excruciating. I can't sit or even stand with out twitching from discomfort or even gasping in pain, so I finally went to my PA and she prescribed me 15mg's. I'm only on my second day of it and I don't mind it. I did a lot of research on it after my first dose left me extremely high. Higher than the OxyContin had left me feeling. I was and am still very confused because It states everywhere that this drug will not give you the high. It does wonders on the pain relief but I'm still a little worried because it renders me to lay down and I don't even trust myself to drive. Has this happened to anyone else? I really do like the pill but it leaves me with questions."

   
9.0

Mellie-belle June 13, 2014

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I hurt my shoulder in a fall two years ago, and have not been able to recover full use of my arm, even with treatment and physical therapy. Pain woke me up at night and my arm would go numb at times. My Dr. gave me Motrin 800mg to take 2x a day, but it only helped about 50%, and I started to get side effects from the Motrin. One month ago, I went to a new Dr. and they gave me Meloxicam to try and within 2 days, I felt so much better, I couldn't believe it. Not only did it help my shoulder pain, it took away my other aches and pains. Now I don't even think about it. I just take my one pill a day and I feel normal and can do whatever I want! Exercise included. Amazing. No negative side effects so far. I LOVE it!"

   
10

Pbobwright (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2014

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For Osteoarthritis: "I was prescribed this for a car accident, but I kept taking it because it surprised me by erasing about 85% of my sacro-illiac pain. The pain had grown so gradually that I was in deep denial about it, even after the car wreck made it 10x worse. Then all of a sudden it was mostly gone and I just broke down and cried from the miraculous relief - I'm able to be physically active again even with unfixable injuries. I have a few side effects: dizziness when standing quickly, and my blood pressure keeps trying to creep up, but the good greatly outweighs the bad still. I've had a gastrectomy which means I'm at greater risk of stomach bleeding, so I'm worried about the potential stomach side effects that increase the longer you take it, but nothing bad yet."

   
10

phosphena (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 3, 2014

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I love meloxicam! For years I have suffered from ovarian cysts that tend to rupture and be very painful. Not to mention that I have unusually painful menstral cramps. I went to a pain management doctor FINALLY after years of suffering and he prescribed me tramadol and meloxicam and the combination has changed my life completely! I highly recommend it for anyone who has extreme pain and bad inflammation."

   
10

Jill384927194 March 15, 2014

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have been taking Meloxicam for several months with very little relief from my Right shoulder osteoarthritis. It did very little for my Left shoulder issues either. My flare ups are quite severe. My orthopedic surgeon told me I will eventually have to have a shoulder replacement."

   
1.0

Sportsnutim1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 11, 2014

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For Tendonitis: "Took it for back pain and it helped a ton. When I stopped taking it I realized it was helping aches and pains elsewhere too. Worked great for me."

   
10

t-man (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 15, 2014

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For Osteoarthritis: "I am 46 years old and have been battling arthritis for years. Both knees, left foot and right elbow. After I started taking Meloxicam (1 year now), I noticed a difference. In the past year I went back to playing flag football, ping pong and softball. I recently stopped taking Meloxicam just to see what would happen. I noticed that right knee started to swell the day after I played flag football. My time frame was one week off the medication to back on it. I have played over 30 games of flag football and countless games of pong without any pain as well as no elbow pain playing softball on Meloxicam. I strongly suggest that you drink liquids and have a bite of food while taking this medicine. I do and have no side effects. Thanks"

   
10

Pain Gone (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 11, 2014

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Tendonitis: "Dispite being told to slow down with the physical labor four months ago, when both rotator cuffs started to hurt, I was able to work myself into two frozen shoulders and tendonitis, hence the nickname. Not a big fan of pharmaceuticals, Mobic is changing my mind. Starting taking it yesterday and for the first time in days I was able to sleep without waking up in pain. Can now move shoulders and pain has been greatly reduced."

   
9.0

dumparse January 25, 2014

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: "Mobic - the miracle pill. I have had chronic pain in my right knee for the last 6 months or so, it was getting worse by the day. I have now been taking Mobic 15mg for two days and I have no pain at all. I have read that there can be some nasty side effects, but at the moment I really don't care. I can walk pain free again."

   
10

Captain77 (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2014

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Was on Voltaren for months. Maybe my body got used to it and maybe it will also get used to this but this is a miracle. I had 9 places with pain. After I pop this pill (15mg) I feel great within an hour and even more amazing throughout the day and into the night. Probably a good 12 hrs of relief. I got to find a way to eat in the morning and take it. Currently I'm taking it with a big lunch but miserable in the morning after it wears off from the day before and before I take it that day. This makes me feel normal. Especially my fingers."

   
9.0

monkeyheadchb55 December 19, 2013

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "A little over a year ago, I started having extreme tightness and stiffness down the backs of my legs. Because I was an active runner, I assumed it was a running injury. Naproxen and muscle relaxants did not help. Saw a sports doctor who thought it was an SacroIliac joint problem. Prescribed physio. Did it for six months. Pain and stiffness spread. Had X-rays and MRI. Showed some osteoarthritis in spine and mild to moderate bulging discs. Doctor thought it could be fibromyalgia. Referred to rheumatologist. Bloodwork showed low normal B12 (136). Was prescribed weekly B12 shots and meloxicam. Started working quickly. By second day, the stiffness was gone. Pain was greatly reduced. Comes back if I don't take it for two days. No side effects."

   
8.0

Patty O November 24, 2013

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For Osteoarthritis: "I started mobic a month ago for right knee pain, it has helped with all the other body aches and pains I was not treated for. I am concerned with possible side effects I have decided that I enjoy feeling young and pain free again. I pray it continues."

   
10

Feeling great (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2013

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For Osteoarthritis: "Very effective in masking pain from my osteoarthritis. Felt mild stomach discomfort during initial use (first 3 days) but effective almost immediately (within first 30 minutes!) for pain relief. Stomach discomfort is not recurrent. The most effective medication I've ever used for any pain-specific rx."

   
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tellefson45 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 29, 2013

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For Osteoarthritis: "I suffer from intermittent pain in the left knee, right hip, and upper right leg. To compound my problems, I work in facility maintenance and therefore spend most of the day on my feet. The best way I can describe my experience with Meloxicam is this: At the end of the day, you know your pain is there, but somehow your brain is masked from the pain. You know you want to limp, but you actually feel no reason to. You expect the affected area to be swollen, feverish, and tight, but you still have flexibility and no major discomfort. For me, applying a cold compress for a few minutes works wonders for the rest of the evening. Also, take the medication at the same time daily."

   
10

1995Pepperzonian (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2013

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: "Been on this 15mg in the morning, once a day. It helps my knees from swelling, tried others NSAIDs, but came back to meloxicam 15mg. Some people can get twice a day at 7.5mg."

   
9.0

LB40 (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 11, 2013

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For Tendonitis: "Benefits did not outweigh side effects experienced. I am a runner with tendonitis in my left foot. My doctor prescribed meloxicam, 15 mg to reduce inflammation and manage pain. I took it for a month and I experienced side effects like dizziness, stomach problems, and inexplicable weight gain (despite the fact that I was swimming, biking, and slowly starting to run again). The small reduction in pain was not worth the side effects, so I am back to about 800 mg of ibuprofen a day."

   
6.0

Runner32 October 2, 2013

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I needed a cost friendly medication for rheumatoid arthritis so my doctor started me on Meloxicam. The first week I noticed improvement with the rheumatoid arthritis. However, for the last two months of taking Meloxicam I noticed changes; Increased blood pressure, Sugar levels in the 300s, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, & shaking. It got to were I couldn't walk 10 ft without my BP instantly rise and labored breathing. I was one of the unlucky ones that has negative reactions to a medicine that took away the pain."

   
7.0

Cantfindagoodnickname September 26, 2013

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For : "I swear my lower back muscles have been aching tortuously for almost 5 years. I've tried different mattresses, pillow-tops, foam, etc. I've been sleeping on my sofa for the last year. It helps immobilize my movements & sleeping positions. Even so, I still woke up with a flaring set of lower back muscles. I've become so depressed by this pain and the inability to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time that I just want to wander out into the street and cry. I'll sum up: Mobic is magic. I haven't been lower back muscle pain-free in literally years. Within 7 days, my muscle pain was gone."

   
10

na5m September 12, 2013

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was prescribed Cymbalta for fibromalgia and it was ineffective and expensive. A friend told me about Meloxicam and now I'm virtually pain free. I only take it 3 days a week the night before I go on a morning run. It started working within 2 days. Recently I didn't renew my prescription and the medicine's effect took about a month to wear off. "

   
10

Txadams (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 4, 2013

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For Tendonitis: "It helped my ankle pain, 1 x 15mg a day, no stomach trouble, works great."

   
10

Rookie Tootle (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 2, 2013

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For Osteoarthritis: "Been on it for 3 days for pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis. Side effects are bad and I cannot wait for it to be out of my system. Severe headache, dizziness, back pain, bloating, anxiety and insomnia."

   
3.0

Jamhc August 19, 2013

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Inflammatory Conditions: "I'm 35 and began suddenly having severe joint pain & stiffness & fatigue for the last 6 months only worsening with each day, to the point of it affecting my daily life. So this week I finally went to the doctors & was given Mobic 7.5mg script and could not believe it but within a 30 mins of taking my first pill I felt like a different person. No joint pain & no side effects other then the freedom to move without My joints hurting. I would recommend this to anyone suffering from joint pain or stiffness and to think this was all caused from a thyroid disease I was unaware of."

   
10

no more joint pain in ohio.... August 13, 2013

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Immediate improvements in my joint arthritis level was noticed within 3 days and I've been able work regular hours."

   
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Dr_Dennis (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2013

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: "I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. Just started taking Mobic several weeks ago. I have had amazing results! The pain and swelling is all but gone. "

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2013

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