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Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?(13 posts)

Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?AchingBack
Apr 4, 2001 2:00 PM
I am having some low back pain . One of my customers, a spine specialist, gave me some samples of Vioxx for when my back flares up.

I have never taken an anti inflam before and was wondering if it has any adverse physical effects in so far as riding performance is concerned.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?look271
Apr 4, 2001 2:06 PM
I've used some fairly potent anti-inflams with no adverse results. Can't remember the name, off hand, (over 2 yrs ago) but they helped alot and I felt no adverse side-effects.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?Becky
Apr 4, 2001 2:21 PM
I've used both Vioxx and Celebrex for tendonitis in my hands (though Vioxx is my preference) and had no problems with either.
Vioxx worked great for meSpokeman
Apr 4, 2001 2:23 PM
My dentist gave me vioxx after a root canal. The stuff worked great, no soreness whatsoever. My last RC I had vicadin and it worked okay but the side effects sucked.

I kow that Vioxx is used quite a bit for arthritis since it is much easier on the GI system than NSAID's.
Celebrex & Lodine, never VioxxCory
Apr 4, 2001 2:47 PM
I'm on Celebrex right now for a lumbar spasm (what I get for not doing the exercises...). I've taken it twice before. Helps quite a bit, and I'm not aware of any side effects, at least in short-term use. Also taken Lodine, which I think was a predecessor, with about the same results.
I think most people could manage the level of pain I have with aspirin or ibuprofen, but I'm allergic to ibu and can't take aspirin because I'm on a blood thinner. As my riding buddy/doctor says, "for stuff like this, Tylenol is about as good as sticking your finger up your @ss."
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?Steven
Apr 4, 2001 3:44 PM
I am on Vioxx right now for some cartilage tear near my ribs. It's not the most powerfull stuff in the world but it gets me by (until I cough or sneeze).

But I STILL go riding! Doesn't effect that at all.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?Alan
Apr 4, 2001 7:12 PM
I've taken Vioxx and Relafen for Chondromalacia in my left knee. The pain got so bad that I was on crutches for a day. My doctor gave me some samples of Vioxx and the stuff is great. I was walking almost normally that same day.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?simstress
Apr 4, 2001 7:32 PM
I took Vioxx for a week for plantar fasciitis. It helped a lot, as did the stretches. I was walking almost normally after 10 days. I didn't have any strange side effects.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?JohnG
Apr 4, 2001 8:42 PM
No experience with the two you mention ..... but I've had GREAT results with Sodium-Naproxin ("Napersin"). This stuff works great. A little ice pack at night time will also help.

Good luck
Naprosin, Vioxx, lots of advil plus an alternativePaulCL
Apr 5, 2001 5:35 AM
Used them all one time or another. Anti-Inflammatories aren't a quick cure. It takes time and rest. Not to come out of "left field" or anything...but try to find a local MD that does acupuncture. It works very well for musculo-skelatal pain. I've used it and it works. By the way...there are no side effects such as stomach or intestinal upset.
No problem with Vioxx.E3
Apr 5, 2001 5:49 AM
I've used it for 14 months for lower back pain with zero side effects. If it wasn't for 25mg Vioxx, I'd be bound to my recumbent.

It has relieved the day-to-day pain somewhat, but mostly it has relieved the stiffness. My lower back has more mobility.

The bad part is that it isn't as effective now as it was a year ago. It looks as though I'll be on the 'bent for rides of more than 1.5 hours this summer. Waaah!
vioxx works for me4bykn
Apr 5, 2001 7:27 AM
I have arthritis in my left hip, as the result of an accident, and am on vioxx for long-term. Works well for me, but I've heard some people say it does nothing for them. I've been using it for over a year, now, and I've had no side affects. From what I understand, vioxx is not to address the pain, rather it is an anti-inflammatory.
re: Vioxx, Celebrex.....anyone used.?de
Apr 5, 2001 8:59 AM
I have been using Celebrex for the last three months. I was on Relafen before the Celebrex for 7 years. I have a bad neck and they both work well. I believe the Relafen was better, (500 mg) twice a day, but it was harder on my stomach. You have to take Relafen for at least a month before it is in your system enough that you can see results.
You may want to look at glucosomine/condriton (sorry abt. spelling). This also has good potential.