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


Published by My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I are on an amazing adventure together. We’d like to share our life with you. We are determined to enjoy our life despite my health issues. I have Ménière’s Disease, migraines, asthma, Fibromyalgia, Lichen Sclerosis and osteoarthritis. My goal is to help others see they too can lead a wonderful life.

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