A couple of years ago my family doctor put me on Celebrex in the hopes it would help my osteoarthritis. Things got worse. I figured I was in a flare.
Brand name: Celebrex
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
It can treat pain.
My gastroenterologist told me to stop taking the Celebrex as I am having issues in my stomach and esophagus. I did as asked.
About a week in I noticed that my fingers didn’t hurt as much. At this point I didn’t get the correlation. I looked up lesser known side-effects. Joint or muscle pain or stiffness, inflammation, muscle pain increased, muscle stiffness are just a few things I experienced on it.
The best medication I ever had for my arthritis was Vioxx, but sadly it’s side effects for others was death.
I am not going back on Celebrex. I’ll probably stick to Tylenol. I am not saying if you are on or going on that you will have these problems, I am just telling you my experience. It helps more people than it harms.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita