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User Reviews for Meloxicam to treat Tendonitis

Also known as: Mobic, Anjeso, Vivlodex

Meloxicam has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 32 ratings for the treatment of Tendonitis. 66% of those users who reviewed Meloxicam reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.

Meloxicam Rating Summary

7.1/10 average rating

32 ratings from 31 user reviews.

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Reviews for Meloxicam

KEVCO · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2021

“I had moderate pain at the top of my left foot up to mid-ankle area. Felt almost like a sprain. Doc put me on one 1.5mg per day and the pain stopped within 24 hours. Probably one of the most effective meds I have ever taken. I have been taking them for about 3 months now and I am gonna stop to see if the pain has gone for good. I am very pleased with the results.”

10 / 10
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Cinammon September 9, 2020

“Diagnosed with tendonitis. Given by my dr. meloxicam 15mg. I been taking it for a month with a glass of milk to prevent stomach damage every morning and haven’t seen much progress! No side effects so far, but can risk it if it’s not even helping much! I’ll stop it.”

3 / 10
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Libby January 21, 2020

“My injury was strain of pelvic joint where it attaches to backbone Took Meloxicam 15mg as prescribed for two weeks. Did very little to relieve pain. After two weeks almost no improvement. It did not stop pain, maybe muted it for about 17 hours then nothing at all. It was suppose to last 24 hours. Had to supplement it with Tylenol. Now switching to Diclofenac so we will see.”

1 / 10
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dumparse January 25, 2014

Mobic (meloxicam): “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 / 10
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sbeezy · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 28, 2013

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have had knee problems for the last 10 years of my life and I've tried so many types of Physical Therapy and medications throughout those years. Nothing has worked better than the Mobic. I can't take a lot of medicines like ibuprofen because I have severe stomach issues and Mobic is great on my tummy. Thanks for giving me my life back.”

10 / 10
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BadKneeGuy September 7, 2008

Mobic (meloxicam): “I've been having some knee pain for the past 6 months. I stand all day at work, 9 hours a day, 6 days per week. PT helped some but the pain always comes back. My family DR. gave me Mobic and a steroid shot. I'm pain free for over a week now. I'm very happy so far. No side effects at all. I thought I was allergic to NSAID's but this is giving me no issues at all. Hopefully it will continue to work well for me.”

10 / 10
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katpawz November 28, 2010

Mobic (meloxicam): “While this medication alleviated the pain in my husband's arm after taking it for about 5 years he was recently rushed into emergency surgery with a large gastric ulcer. The condition came on without symptoms or warning. His surgeon said Mobic was the cause. If you take this medication do so with Extreme Caution.”

8 / 10
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Eddie · Taken for less than 1 month August 17, 2018

“As a distance runner for over 50 years, every now and then, I get injured. The latest knee injury was after several hard long runs, both knees really hurt and couldn't run for four weeks. Went to my Dr. and he prescribed Meloxicam. Within 24 hours, the pain was gone. I will update this site with the next three days and any possible side effects.”

10 / 10
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beach walker September 30, 2014

“I am fighting plantar faciitis and have been in horrible pain which shoots up my leg. I know it is from walking the dog on the beach for miles at a time, though I wear good shoes. Meloxicam absolutely has taken away the pain. I am trying to figure out, however, how to soothe and heal my foot without having to depend on a medicine for more than 6 or 8 weeks. I believe Meloxicam is an excellent bridge in an acute situation. Yoga stretches also are really helping, especially the sun salutation, which stretches my calves and tendons in my feet. I believe that way I can get through the worst while protecting my stomach.”

9 / 10
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Sudferer · Taken for less than 1 month March 23, 2019

“After only three days on meloxicam my tendonitis is starting to feel much better, and that’s after a month and a half of suffering from chronic Tendonitis. I had never heard of this drug before my physician’s assistant prescribed it. Wish I had known before.”

9 / 10
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Runner32 October 2, 2013

“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 / 10
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Anonymous November 24, 2009

Mobic (meloxicam): “This is the best medicine I've come across for my whole body. I started using it for Tendinitis. I didn't realize my whole body was suffering from aches and pains until taking Mobic. If I run out of my prescription I can definitely tell a big difference. Thanks Mobic.”

10 / 10
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Tar March 7, 2019

“I have De Quervain's tenosynovitis and I was doing ok but this week super tight shoulder leading to hand pain and a severely decreased ability to grip things. So I took one meloxicam (prescribed for dqt just in case, but hadn't been taking them been) yesterday around 6am. I'm also insulin dependent diabetic. By 10:30am I felt sick and blood sugar was grossly high. It didn't matter how many times I took more insulin, my sugar would not stabilize all day. It was as if this NSAID was a steroid. Didn’t seem to alleviate my suffering either, just gave me more problems. Blood sugar did not begin to level out until midnight. Not at all normal.”

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DaniMac April 20, 2013

“I've had tendonitis for over 6 years. After 4 cortisone shots & years of taking Aleve every day, my doctor said surgery was my only option. I found another Dr. & he prescribed Mobic. I have almost NO wrist pain. It is amazing what a difference it makes. My only complaint is that it dries out my nose so badly that I get a nose bleed at least once a week.”

8 / 10
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MMicheleF January 12, 2017

“I have been on Meloxicam for four years now. I worry about long term problems or might cause,but nothing else has helped my wrist pain. If I skip a day or two, my wrist is weak and in tons of pain. As long as I remember to take the meds, I'm pain free. I recommend meloxicam. It's been good for me.”

10 / 10
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RoscoesMom · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 28, 2019

“My dr. prescribed this for a month to see if it helped with shoulder pain. Not sure what the pain is. My physical therapist (for another issue) thinks it's frozen shoulder. It did help for a few days, but not in a lasting way. And I've gained weight in the one month period - not sure how much be enough to really notice. Although I filled the prescription again, I'm not planning to take it. Doesn't make enough different to put on any more weight!”

3 / 10
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Femaleage48 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 24, 2018

“After 10 months of a torn rotator cuff ( fraying ) of 1 inch. Tendonitis, physical therapy, multiple opinions, MRI, and tried this after meeting my 5th Dr. I feel 98% back to normal. Wish I had this 5 Drs and 10 months ago.”

10 / 10
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MxG · Taken for less than 1 month August 25, 2017

“After about 4 other anti-inflammatory drugs did nothing for severe tendonitis in my knee (sports injury) the meloxicam was the magic bullet. 5 days was all it took to get the swelling down and the healing to begin. I had 3 months of nearly intolerable pain up until that time. Of course, your milage may vary since one data point is not a trend.”

9 / 10
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Les December 2, 2018

“I’ve had tendinitis deep in my groin, since January, 2018. I’ve had 18 sessions of acupuncture, which provided temporary relief. My Doctor prescribed meloxicam, in September. It doesn’t really seem to work. I also had ten weeks of physical therapy, with daily stretching. I live in a two story home and the stairs sure don't help matters. Thinking passing on the drug. One day, My face got extremely red and swollen. I blamed it on the Santa Ana winds in Southern cal. Could be the Drug”

4 / 10
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Doe7 · Taken for less than 1 month April 14, 2018

“I went to the emergency room yesterday after having severe shoulder pain for 4 days. Xray confirmed calcific tendonitis. After an intramuscular muscle relaxant shot I was discharged with a sling and a 10-day prescription of Meloxicam 15mg once daily. It's now been 2 hrs after taking my first tablet. I feel woozy, but pain is much less, yay! I was also instructed to take sling off several times a day and do gentle pendulum moves to avoid the shoulder joint stiffening. Think the combination of gentle movements and Meloxicam will help me. And I see from some of your posts though that this med can cause serious issues and my hope for you (and me if develops) is for relief, maybe an alternative therapy. Thank you for posting your experiences. Much love and healing to all of you.”

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JonPJNY April 20, 2016

“Had pain in my hands from driving to much. After 8 months or so I found my self in the ER then the ICU of my local hospital. After a couple scary days and many test it was determined that I had a bleeding ulcer in my esopogas. Lots allot of blood. Doctor told me that this medicine most likely was the clulprit. I would never recommend this to anyone. DO NOT TAKE”

1 / 10
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Plantar fascia tear · Taken for less than 1 month August 1, 2017

“While my pain subsided, the side effects were awful. My tongue swelled up, I gained 4 pounds in a week, and am seriously retaining water. I got the okay from my doctor to discontinue yesterday and am looking forward to feeling normal again. Not worth the side effects, in my opinion. I'd rather take ibuprofen.”

6 / 10
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DrkAnjl7 February 21, 2017

“In my experience with Meloxicam for an unspecified tendonitis in my outer wrist (my doc isn't real detail oriented), the drug doesn't do squat. I should mention that I have both a high tolerance for pain as well as an unusual resistance to the average painkillers. No external reason like built-up tolerance to anything, I only regularly take asthma medication and tegritol. For me, Meloxicam might as well be a placebo; add that to the troubling list of possible side-effects and I've contacted my doctor to disregard any refills and offer an alternate, more effective painkiller. It might work wonder for others, but to me, Meloxicam just didn't do it.”

2 / 10
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Joe Krupski November 3, 2017

“About 2 years, I was lifting weights and hurt myself. I was told that I have costochrondistis. I had a very hard time breathing and made few addtional trips to the ER. At my age, the DR thought maybe it was my heart and sent me to a cardiologist who performed many tests, but all the tests were negative including MRI/CT Scans. I got better then the issues flared up. It got better again, but 2 weeks ago I couldn't breath I decided to go to another DR who asked me many questions and finally gave Meloxicam 15 mg. I have been this med for about 2 days and god do I feel the different. My abs are no longer tender and there is no tightness in my chest. I no longer suffer and am able to breath freely. Thank God”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month April 7, 2016

“I have severe calcific tendonitis in my right shoulder. ER prescribed this yesterday and started it last night. Just left the er once again for severe allergic reaction. Woke up with red puffy face a rash all over my body and it did not do anything. Granted, I only took it once but it is supposed to immediately help. It did make me a little drowsy. I will not be taking this medication again.”

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t-man · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 15, 2014

“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 / 10
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Sabrina Norelll March 28, 2015

Mobic (meloxicam): “My swollen ankle is finally back to normal thanks to Mobic. The medicine really works and reduces instantaneously!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 26, 2010

Mobic (meloxicam): “I have had tendonitis for years. I have tried Celebrex, Vioxx and others. Nothing works but Mobic.”

10 / 10
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