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User Reviews for Meloxicam to treat Inflammatory Conditions

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex, Anjeso

Meloxicam has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 187 ratings for the treatment of Inflammatory Conditions. 51% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 35% reported a negative effect.

Meloxicam Rating Summary

6.0/10 average rating

187 ratings from 199 user reviews.

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Reviews for Meloxicam

R0che11e October 9, 2014

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have Cervical Arterial Disease and the pain radiates in my neck, shoulder, arms and hands. Sometimes makes me have bad headaches as well, on the left side of my head. Mobic is a life-saver for me. I had this medication for awhile, but refused to take it because reading the side effects scared me, but after over-the-counter medicatuons quit helping me with the pain, I went ahead and started it, and this is the best I've felt in months. I haven't had any side effects yet, but I've only been on it, for about a week. I'll continue to take it for now, because at least I'm not miserable. Living with chronic pain is no joke.”

8 / 10
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Captain77 · Taken for less than 1 month January 11, 2014

Mobic (meloxicam): “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 / 10
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no more joint pain in ohio.... August 13, 2013

Mobic (meloxicam): “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 / 10
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Pbobwright · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 14, 2014

“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 / 10
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penny6631 February 5, 2015

Mobic (meloxicam): “I started taking Mobic for my plantar fasciitis a week ago. I have had the medicine for 6 months for my back, shoulder and neck pain but it did not help me. When my foot started crippling me, I took it with Skelaxin and was amazed at how quickly the pain, all my pain, disappeared. I suffer from fybromyalgia as well. Today, my body was fine but my heel was killing me. I took the mobic and I was relieved of pain within 20 to 30 mins. Mobic allowed me to walk again. Mobic with Skelaxin gave me my life back. I'm 48 do I expect pain and problems but when you hurt from your rooter to your tooter all seems hopeless. This medicine helped me tremendously. I'm more excited that I dont have to take narcotics daily.”

9 / 10
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Me · Taken for less than 1 month November 2, 2019

“I've suffered from constant, often extreme lower back pain which I recently found out is due to severe scoliosis, degenerating disks and arthritis. I used to look like Fred Sanford when I first got up in the mornings and the pain was always intense. I've been on this (plus the muscle relaxant I was already taking) for less than a month and it's been life changing for me. The difference is amazing and I now have almost no pain for the first time in 12 years.”

9 / 10
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S1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 6, 2020

“I was prescribed 15mg meloxicam for what was initially thought to be a herniated disc but later confirmed to be S1 joint dysfunction. I was unable to sit comfortably and in significant pain.... until this was prescribed. Within ONE day I had almost complete relief. I did not experience any side effects. I took every morning with food. Due to long term effects I now only take when really in need. Within one day of stopping my pain did return but more manageable. Nonetheless the quick response to this makes this A+ for me!”

10 / 10
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Referee · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 5, 2013

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have been taking Mobic for over a year with no side effects other than an elevated blood pressure. I had severe knee and ankle pain which completely went away after taking Mobic. I attempted to stop the medication however pain returned after a few days.”

10 / 10
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Patty O November 24, 2013

“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 / 10
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MJG · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 2, 2018

“My daughter after taking Meloxicam 15mg for 30 days for a nerve in her foot starting experiencing severe abdomen pain. She developed an ovarian cyst on her right side. She had to have emergency surgery due to it flipped her ovary. Her infection was so bad she almost died. They had to remove her ovary and she was only 17yr old! My niece just finished the same dosage for nerve in her shoulder. Since then has been experiencing abdomen pain. Went to dr today and did scan that show an ovarian cyst on her left ovary!! Women should not take this medicine!! This needs to be reported.”

1 / 10
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Timbo · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2019

“I first took the 15 mg. of meloxicam. It is far too strong, got very sick, fever and stomach pain. Tried it again a month later but at the 7.5 mg. dose, bingo! I always take it in the morning as it gives me insomnia if taken at night and never take it with an empty stomach. The fuller your gut, the better it works for me, usually within 2-4 hours. I take it shortly after eating a hearty breakfast. I am lucky that I do not need to take it daily, 1-2 times a week, if that. Also, I avoid alcohol 24 hrs. before or after taking it. My osteo stiffness in my right knee is now free of that. My T-12 compression issues are relieved. I can now sit for hours and have resumed jogging again. This stuff works well for me. Do use it with caution though.”

9 / 10
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Rhonda 123 June 28, 2014

“In December of 2010, My husband and I had a bad car wreck. I was broken up several times inside. About a year ago I started getting severe pain in my legs and joints. My back has always bothered me, but everyday my pain was worse. I got to the point I could not hardly stand without leaning on something for help or someone helping me. I am only 43 years old and I felt something was so wrong with me that it could kill me, because the pain was so bad. I felt a difference the first morning but the pain in my legs was getting worse. The next few nights the pain in my legs continued and also kept me up at night. I kept taking the med..and I am now 90% pain free!”

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TA · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2020

“I was prescribed Meloxicam for a strained AC joint in my shoulder. I experienced significant improvement (pain relief) after taking just 2 doses. I had been in pain for 3 months with limited movement. Now that the pain is minimal, I can put on over-the-head shirts and wash my opposite shoulder without a struggle.”

10 / 10
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Jill384927194 March 15, 2014

“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 / 10
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Anonymous November 14, 2008

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have been taking Mobic (meloxicam) for about nine months. When I stay on the drug I have little or no back pain. If I stop for even two days the pain comes back. But once I start again the pain is gone in one or two days. It has helped me tremendously. ”

9 / 10
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Necky May 4, 2015

“I've had neck pain, stiffness and tightness for over almost 3 years. After visiting primary care physicians, orthopedics, orthopedic surgeons, pain clinics, neurologists and neuro-surgeons and have been on all kinds of medications and have had an MRI, Neck X-Rays, etc. and I finally decided to visit a Spine Specialist and WOW, I should have visited her first. She put me on Meloxicam which I have been for two weeks and can feel a major difference. I have not had to take pain pills, nsaids, heat/cold therapy, tens machine, etc. because this medication is working like a miracle, I am thrilled with the way I feel. For the first time in almost 3 years I can move my neck around without cringing with pain, tightness and stiffness. KUDOS!”

10 / 10
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Mc · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2019

“Took meloxicam for feet pain. I was finding it hard to walk after inactivity, ie: watching a 2 hour movie, 8 hrs sleep. Dr prescribed and sending me for xrays to see if arthritis or tendon issues. I do have UCTD (undifferentiated connective tissue disease). I took one meloxicam and the neck pain and stiffness I had for months went away within the hour - my feet still hurt. Then that night my SI joint (sacroiliac joint) got out of whack and triggered a spasm in my back and could hardly move. Took a meloxicam and took pain away and could move. I noticed that by the second day taking I have no feet pain. This meloxicam is awesome but scary side effects. I told dr I didn’t even want the Rx. He said just very short term. Now that I know that this is very effective, I will take very cautiously and will only take very, very rarely like if pain would be the cause of calling out of work or I need to get a project done and someone was relying on me”

10 / 10
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John · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 18, 2019

“I have been on this for months for my back. It hasn't done a thing to help with inflammation or arthritis. It's completely ineffective for me. My doctor won't give me something else. With all the medications out there you would think they would have something that could be even more effective.”

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therealboomer April 6, 2012

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have been having lower back pain for almost two years. I've been to physical therapy twice, currently I'm having osteopathic manipulative treatment, but with only three visits so far, have not gotten much relief. I also have neuropathic pain from shingles in my lower spine. I have had pain in my hands and fingers for a long time. I started getting nodules on my finger joints and can not wear my wedding rings any longer. I finally told my doctor to refer me to a specialist. In the meantime, he prescribed Mobic. In three days of taking this, I can actually close my fist without pain, my back pain has gone down, my knees don't feel like they are on fire. I feel like I can go out and start my walking routine again.”

10 / 10
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Pooch76 · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2015

“My significant other died within 5 days of starting this medication. Please double check with your prescriber before starting this medication, as this was the only different one he began to use. We believe he died from a massive stroke.”

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Cad027 June 12, 2019

“Suffered 6 years from a work injury. This is the only thing that helped. Praying I don't get side effects. It feels so good to have pain relief. I know it's from arthritis but I didn't have the pain til I got hurt so not sure about that. But one thing I do know is that it works for my pain. I've been on it about a month”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 22, 2013

“I developed severe pain, numbness and tingling in my left leg and was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease with a bulging disk in the L-2 region. I was prescribed 15 mg of meloxicam and ten mg of oxycodone for the pain. I take it first thing in the morning after eating two pieces of toast. After an hour I am pain free. The numbness and tingling remain but with much less intensity. The pain relief last pretty much all day. I am looking forward to the day when I can feel comfortable and go on with an active life without the meds. ”

8 / 10
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Donna O · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 21, 2016

“My doctor put me on Meloxicam for Osteo Arthritis in knees. I could barely get around & exercise was out. I took the pill & next morning forgot all about my pain. It was a miracle to me. I could move around like normal & walk my dog. I still use it.”

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Kay · Taken for less than 1 month January 28, 2020

“Was prescribed this medication due to a possible spinal injury to help reduce the swelling to keep me comfortable until the official diagnosis. The 7.5 mg helped some, the 15 mg helped so much more. Unfortunately the side effects are too much and I’ll be asking my doctor for over the counter options. I have been completely spaced out since starting it; feeling like I’m high. I’ve also experience stomach pains, bad headaches, dizziness, and just all around not normal. I definitely don’t recommend this medication.”

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Dragon52 · Taken for less than 1 month April 7, 2015

“I have compressed vertebrae in my lower back, so I get serious pain there on occasion (thankfully rare occasions). My Orthopedic doctor prescribed the 15mg dosage (30 pills). When I saw that this was an NSAID, I thought of Naproxin, Ibuprofen etc. (drug store stuff which doesn't even cure a headache for me). But this stuff is way different. After the first pill, I noticed a marked pain reduction which would never happen even if I took ten Naproxens or Ibuprofen tablets, and no side effects either. This is good stuff!”

8 / 10
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