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    Unhappy Anyone happy with Celebrex?

    I've started taking Celebrex for my joint pains. I was having pain severe enough to wake me up at night. I haven't had a night like that since starting Celebrex, but I don't feel much relief either. My wrists and ankles KILL me. Morning, all day, and night. I don't have any swelling (which almost ticks me off, because maybe it would give some validity to my pain) but they are in a constant ache. I don't know if I'm aloud to take aleve or anythig like that later in the day when I'm guessing the Celebrex where's off. I think I might ask for something stronger when I see the PCP in a few weeks.
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    i have used celebrex for about 3 years, i am happy with it.
    my wife uses celebrex for her swollen joints also.
    she is happy with the results.

    how many capsules do you take.
    it is reccommended that 1 tablet is used for minor inflamation.
    up to 3 capsules a day may be required if inflamation is severe.

    speak to your doctor about dosages.

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    Okay, I think I'll have to do that. It may be helping and I just don't know it. Did it take a few days to start kicking in? I'm only on my 5th day.

    Thanks for the info!
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    Yes im on celebrex and thought it wasnt working till i forgot to take it lol. It just takes the edge off but doesnt get rid of all the discomfort.I also may need to ask the doctor to increase it.

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    I take 200mgs/2day, it takes a while to get into your system for full theraputic effect and when I get miserable during the day i will take 1000 mgs of tylenol. My wrists and ankles are problems for me but no swelling here either!


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    I'm on it and very happy with it. Since I've had SLE for 24 years, I am pretty sure I"ve been on just about everything. Was on Lodiene when things started going downhill in March. Over the last few months, I went to Mobic, did a solu medrol dose pack, as well as a couple of toradol shots. The last drug they tried was celebrex and although it didn't do anything for my shoulders (replacement is only fix at this stage- right replaced 6/6/12....left will be replaced after I recover). I LOVE it for the rest of my joints. Had to get off it for 2 weeks prior to shoulder replacement and thought I would die with the pain! Like Amanda, I didn't realize how helpful it was until those 2 weeks without it...yikes!

    So that's my story

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