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 1  bakers cyst Just as Vioxx did for me several years ago, within 1 week, irregular heartbeats. I will never take it again. A new doctor prescribed it for me, not knowing my problems with Vioxx. F 76 10 days
30mg
10/15/2014

 4  osteoarthritis of the feet Tightness and pain in the chest. Celebrex has done wonders for my foot pain. I have severe osteoarthritis of the feet so it is always painful to walk. Celebrex has reduced that pain to a tolerable level. So far not too many side effects. M 60 15 days
200 MG 2X D
9/28/2014
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 4  Osteoarthritis After trying to wean my self off pain become much worse an had cold symptoms F 68 3 years
200mg
9/23/2014
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 4  osteoarthritis Celebrex has worked great for my joint stiffness and pain. The only complaint I have is the horrible withdrawal symptoms I have if I forget to take it. It has happened twice in the last two years. I don't realize I have forgotten to take it until I begin to feel bad. I take it daily and both times this occurred, I had forgotten only one dose. The symptoms came on suddenly...generally feeling ill, like I had the flu. I chilled, had terrible muscle pain and achiness, and my joint pain was 3x worse than before I started taking Celebrex. Within an hour of taking a Celebrex, the symptoms let up significantly both times and completely disappeared after several hours. I have found testimony from a few others with similar symptoms. This is the only complaint I have, which seems to be very rare. I read on another site that less than 1% of patients surveyed have experienced this. F 55 5 years
9/6/2014

 1  anti inflammatory after knee replac Suddenly experienced extreme burning on my thighs and stinging pins and needles leading to painful sensitivity to the touch. A few days after stopping side effects diminished by 50% but still have the same side effects 2 weeks later which disturb my sleep. Definitely believe its hampering my recovery a bit M 45 1 weeks
200mg
8/5/2014

 2  pain I did not experience any pain relief. F 22 4 months
200 mg.
8/1/2014

 1  Osteoarthritis It certainly relieved my arthritis symptoms and I was always extremely diligent about taking it on a full breakfast to avoid gastrointestinal side effects but...... 18 months ago I had a routine gastroscope and it found some small cellular changes in the lining of my stomach. I was commenced on Nexium and reduced my Celebrex to alternate mornings. Just had my second gastroscope and I have pre-malignant Barrett's plus pre-malignant changes in my gastric lining from reflux and heartburn. And I had no symptoms since taking Nexium. I was advised by the gastroenterologist to NEVER take Celebrex again due to the potentially life-threatening changes in pathology. And yes, I have been almost teetotal for 32 years and a non-smoker for 35 years. If you have ANY symptoms of heartburn, reflux, GORD.....get a gastroscopy as soon as possible. Barrett's Oesphagus leading to Oesophageal cancer and also gastric cancer are silent killers. F 60 3 years
200mgms 1X D
6/27/2014

 3  Rheumatoid arthritis Diarrhoea and drowsiness M 47 3 months
200 mg
6/24/2014
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 1  for Arthritis and joint pain I have taken Celebrex for many years and it has TOTALLY DAMAGED MY KIDNEYS. I AM VERY MAD & UPSET with this manufacturer as they knew it would cause so many different and bad side effects on patients. I just was told by an E.R. Dr. To GET OFF OF THIS MEDICATION BUT THE DAMAGE TO MY KIDNEYS IS ALREADY DONE! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION!!!! YOU WILL HAVE KIDNEY FAILURE LIKE ME.....I am contacting an Attorney regarding this medication as it has ruined my LIFE AND MY BODY.... F 64 10 years
200 mg.
5/26/2014
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 5  Bilateral ankle fractures None I have taken Celebrex since I had car wreck in 1995, which I almost severed both feet off at the ankles. I was never suppose to walk again. This is a wonderful medication. NO ONE knows my pain with every step I take. Celebrex has not made all the pain go away, because I am a paramedic and work 16-24 hour shifts, but it makes a considerable difference. I can either take it and walk or not take it and not walk or play with my grandchild. Every body is different to any drug. I think it is up the each individual on taking it and live with the side effects and long term effects, I know what it can do. But is a miracle drug for me!!! F 41 18 years
200mg 2X D
4/28/2014

 1  Arthritis osteo and rheumatoid Leg cramps, deep vein thrombosis, felt like I was having a heart attack made me discontinue. Stomach pain and diarrhea. Worst was arm pain. Happy all went away 1 month after discontinuing this awful drug. F 48 6 months
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4/21/2014

 1  Ankle pain from college racing while I was on it, the pain in my ankle subsided substantially. However, I had taken one the night before and one the morning of a cross country meet and the pain and tightness in my chest was unbelievable. I am 19 years old and in amazing shape, but I could barely finish the 4 mile race. Months later, I still have occasional shortness of the breath and have difficultly in athletics at school. F 19 3 days
2X D
3/19/2014
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 5   No side effects I have bad osteo and psoriatic arthritis. I have been on Bextra then Celebrex then Vioxx until it was removed from the market. Now back on Celebrex, total time on Celebrex about 13 years. No side effects, just had a heart exam and all is normal. I did have a problem with gastritis this year and the doctor put me on Omeprazole with the 1st dose of Celebrex and everything is back to normal. Bottom line is I can't function without Celebrex. It works wonders for me. I also have High Blood pressure and elevated lipids which have been under control for the last 30 years with medication. M 76 14 days
100 MG 2X D
3/1/2014
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 5  Ankylosing spondylitis/postop hip So far only side effect is drowsy & I love it! I haven't slept well in many yrs from spine / joint pain keeping me up in pain. This reduces my pain & makes me sleepy. So far I love it. We'll see if any side effects happen with time. I do take heart meds & bp meds for low bp & so far have seen no issues. If I don't get side effects this is a God send for me. & I've tried it all! Back/spine/neck/hip pain is a 3 compared to a 6-8 normally & the limping in my hip is gone F 31 4 days
200mg dly
2/15/2014

 3  Post bunion surgery Gastro issues, burping, severe diahrerea, abdominal pai, night sweats, restlessness Took once before pre surgery and stopped due to stomach pain F 36 14 days
200 1X D
12/7/2013

 5  for arthritis in my spine Crazy dreams, some times nightmares but nothing too upsetting. I'll take crazy dreams over the pain I was having any day! I will be devistated if you take this off the market. F 31 2 weeks
200
11/24/2013

 1  Inflammation and joint pain Became extremely fatigued. Had shortness of breath and heart was racing. It is now two days since I stopped. Heart rate has slowed somewhat but still out of breath. I realize that the celebrex may not be out of my system but I am worried. Did anyone else have shortness if breath? How long did it take for it to stop. I am very upset. This is a dangerous drug if only two doses will do this M 60 2 days
200 mg
10/10/2013
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 1  Pain for torn cartilage in hip Bladder pain, constant upset stomach, intestinal pain, nausea and more This drug has ruined my life. I am off it now and can not get rid of the symptoms. Horrid bloating and gas, chronic diarrhea, pain in my abdomen and colon. This drug should be REMOVED from the market...it's not only destroying quality of life, it's KILLING PEOPLE!!! F 55 2 years
200 2X D
8/23/2013
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 1  arthritis Within 9 days..both feet and toes were swollen and black...it was weeks before I could stand unassissted.. F 52 9 days
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8/23/2013
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 2  Arthritis in back While it did help with my back pain, it left me with severe stomach pains, gas, bloating, and diarreah. Not worth the side effects, so i quit taking it. Wish i could find something that worked with no side effects. :-/ M 37 5 days
200 MG
8/15/2013

 1  Back pain I took Celebrex for 5 days and have severe stomach bloating, cramping and diarrhea. I also have no energy, extremely tired and after 2 days of not eating I finally am able to eat a little. I do not recommend this medication! F 53 5 days
100 MG
3/16/2013

 2  Arthritis and serious tendon injury GAINED 27 POUNDS though I was dieting and previously had lost 97. Stay away from it if you can. Nothing is worth this weight gain. F 55 4 months
50 1X D
3/9/2013

 5  Pain on joints Just started getting swelling of legs and uncontrollable high blood pressure M 58 8 years
200mg caps
3/7/2013
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 2  Hamstring injury Extreme Gas and upset stomach. Gassed the whole office out. Holy Cow did I have gas. Had to stop taking this med to spare my coworkers. Not to mention also the bad feeling in the stomach and also very restless sleep. M 41 4 days
200 MG 1X D
2/6/2013

 2  bicep muscle tear no side effects whatsoever. didn't feel any relief or any difference on this drug. nothing bad about celebrex, it just didn't work for me. F 21 3 weeks
200mg
1/15/2013
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 4  Joint Pain Nightmares resulting in nocturnal asthma flareups After explaining my problem to my specialist he's directed me to take 100mg in the mornings, and not sleep for 12 hours. My nights are still sore, but I sleep through without bad dreams and the resulting flareups. Works great though, muted 95% of the pain and dulled the worst of it to a manageable level. F 31 25 days
100mg 2X D
10/27/2012

 4  Knee Pain Swollen hands, fingers, feet, ankles, face, puffy eyes, upper respiratory infection, very bad dry cough for 8 days, chest pain, severe insomina, no sleep in 8 days, back spasms, severe headaches, heart racing, anxiety, depression, serious mood swings, blurred vision, hot flashes, flu symptoms, sore throat, vertigo, fatigued. I started swelling yesterday & thought maybe it was due to me being a diabetic & I had a cortizone injection in my knee 8 days ago which is when the doctor asked to try Celebrex for 9 days and let him know how it goes. Last night I took a fluid pill & this morning noticed the swelling is still there. My arms from my wrist to my elbow is swollen with thick tissue, feels like a knot in both my arms. Very scary feeling. Last night I went off on my fiancee' said bad things to him & told him the relationship was over. I cried from after 12pm last night til I left for work at 5am this morning and drove 2 hours to work, still crying uncontrollable and from no sleep in the past 8 days, maybe total 8 hrs of sleep in 8 days & none for the past 2 days, I ran off road this morning from falling asleep. No one got hurt. I had very bad back spasms & chest pain from the accident starling me, very scary. I decided to look up this site & see if anyone else was experiencing what I am experiencing and WOW is all I can say. Why does would doctors perscribe a drug that can KILL you or leave with you sa lifetime of medical issues that you did not have before, this drug can change your life for the bad forever! It took the pain away within a few minutes and the knees was feeling great but last night both knees were swollen bigger that 2 grapefruits, like my knees were hanging off my leg, OMG! The room started spinning last night, I thought I was having a heart at F 46 8 days
200 mg 1X D
10/2/2012
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 1  anti-inflammatory extreme GI issues, rumbling stomach, gas, intense diarrhea, fatigue... took for three days and have suffered with these symptoms for 5 days and counting. F 48 3 days
200mg 1X D
9/26/2012

 4  chronic back from surgery Haven't noticed any bad side effects, have other medical problems but don't connect any to this drug. Back surgery in 1982, went through 3 other anti-inflammatories over the years, following a gastric surgery this was only one I could take, works great - get check ups every 3-4 months - so far so good - 100 didn't touch problem, 200 works fine - but then I don't expect to feel 30. F 66 2 years
200 1X D
7/10/2012
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 1  Back pain Since taking Celebrex for 5 months I have had a heart attack, congestive heart failure, blood clots, sudden onset severe weakness/fatigue, chest pains, hospital x2wks, severe GI pain , shortness of breath , Swelling of the legs and feet, inability to exercise, or carry out activities as usual. Weight gain, cough and congestion related to fluid retention, Palpitations or fluttering in the chest due to abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) , Dizziness or lightheadedness, Fainting (caused by irregular heart rhythms, abnormal responses of the blood vessels during exercise, without apparent cause) , Blood clots due to blood flowing more slowly through the body. If a blood clot breaks off, it can be carried to the lungs (pulmonary emboli), limbs (peripheral emboli). deep vein thrombosis. To name a few It SUCKS M 50 5 months
400mg 2X D
6/20/2012
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 5  ankylosing spondylitus None Before my diagnosis i had severe stabbing pain deep in my left buttock,severe pain in my hip joint which made walking horribly painful,extreme lower back pain and my sternum was so painful i could hardly breath.As soon as i took my first Celebrex i had instant fast relief.I used to take it virtually everyday but now only when i have flare-ups.Wicked drug,i take it with food.Don't care about any side effects because without Celebrex i would be a limping 35yr old cripple.Unfortunately i was also given tramadol which i cannot stop using without severe withdrawal symptoms. M 35 2 years
200mg 1X D
5/19/2012
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 2  Poli-arthritis since was 34 7 yrs after taking 200 mg 1xdaily,sudden onset severe weakness/fatigue, chest pains,hospital x2wks,severe GI pain,2yrsoff work.Past 3 yrs no regular meds then tried Celebrex 2 nights ago due to severe joint pain after 3 yrs off it and have severe esophageal spasms back. Never again. This drug not for me. It only curbed my pain most of the time anyway. F 53 7 years
200 mg
4/29/2012
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 5   lOOSE STOOL, BUT NOW THAT i'M HAVING A ROUTINE COLONOSCOPY, MY DR. HAS MADE ME STOP TAKING IT FOR A WEK, AND i'M IN TERRIBLE PAIN. F 68
200 MG 1X D
4/28/2012

 1  back and joint pain internal bleeding thought to be cancer, but tests results indicated no cancer, be very aware of any blood in stool, nose bleeds, blood in urine this is a very dangerous drug and can cause death M 60 8 years
100mg 1X D
4/11/2012

 1  Foot, Heal and Leg Pain Mental Fog, inability to concentrate, increased anxiety, mood swings. Foot Dr. gave samples because insurance wouldn't pay. Dr. didn't pay attention to my recorded sulfa drug allergy and since I didn't go through my pharmacy it wasn't caught. Went to GP who alerted me to the allergic connection. Worked like a miracle for pain at first then became less effective, Never helped with inflammation. F 58 30 days
200 MG 1X D
12/2/2011

 5  joint pain, knees, headaches I was having severe pain which was getting worse with time. Doctor prescribed Mobic, but it did nothing. She provided me with a prescription for Celebrex and I felt better with the first dose. Each dose I take makes me feel better. Also, I have been suffering with headaches on a daily basis for months. Since I started the Celebrex, no headaches. F 50 2 days
100 2X D
9/9/2011
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 5  Knee arthritis None so far Miracle drug! I was in pain constantly. Shooting, burning and radiating up and down my leg all the time. Hard to drive, sleep and sit in chair. If I do ever get side effects the pain relief will be worth the trade off. Take it with food that will coat your stomach like yogurt or bananna's. It's awesome! F 47 4 days
200 1X D
9/3/2011

 1  osteoarthritis bladder pain, burning, increased frequency of urination, blood in the urine. Unfortunately, my doctor missed making the connection with taking celebrex, but thanks to the internet and sites like this, I figured it out myself. It wasn't working very well as a pain medication anyway! F 56 3 months
200 1X D
8/29/2011

 3  osteoarthritis The 13 years were divided up between Celebrex, Mobix and Maloxicam. I stopped Celebrex during the scare and then returned to it 2years ago This side affect is probably related equally between Celebrex and other NASIDS. About 4 years ago I started to suffer with muscle cramps which were Extremely painful. They seemed to come after I would do yard work in the hot Florida sun. After a work session in which I sweatted heavily, and after I cooled down I would suffer a series of cramps. In my hands, legs, arms, sides and other various parts of the body. Doctors were unable to deturime the cause. some said Dehydration, others perscribed Potasium or magnesium, but nothing worked. I could get some reliefe from vinegar or tonic water , but these were only termporary. About 6 months ago I was advised to stop the celebrex for about two weeks durinf some minor surgery. Near the end of the two weeks I noticed that I hadn't had any cramps.I have stayed off celebrex and now months and th M 78 13 years
200mg 1X D
8/16/2011
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 5  headache, joint stiffness I am frequently very hot and turn red in the face without sweating; a little stomach irritation I love this medication since I cannot take aspirin and ibuprofen upsets my stomach. I also have physical therapy and use ice, but Celebrex has kept me going. I wish I could take 2 per day, but i am afraid to do so because of the data on Vioxx and the heart. F 67 10 years
200mg 1X D
8/15/2011

 4  Psoriatic Arthritis Rash, itching, bowl over working,weight gain, cough, gas, heartburn, I was prescribed Celebrex when Vioxx was taken off the market, was never really happy on Celebrex I discussed it with my Rheumatoligst but he did not think the side affects were that important. It wasn't till speaking with another GP that she pointed out that it could be Celebrex causing the "Side Affects" I was experiencing so from today I have stopped taking it and time will tell if I've made the right decision. I will take Paracetamol on a regular 4 hourly basis for pain relief instead. F 67 10 years
200mg 1X D
7/5/2011
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 5  osteoarthritis,rheumatoid arthritis None at all been taking it ever since it came out yrs ago. F 58 11 years
200mg 2X D
6/29/2011

 1  RA the usual from poisoness drugs; note if you ask me a question leave me your e-mail address or I can't respond all of the drugs only work for the first few months; ask Michael douglas and his stage 4 cancer diagnosis only after 9 months. However I hve found that post chronic effective cures can be found and in the RA case vitamin B complex and the honey-vinegar diet; these can be found at Dr (PhD not MD) Saul's website doctoryourself.com, or his book Fire Your Doctor, which I did (so did Michael Douglas!). M 56 30 days
200mg 1X D
6/27/2011
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 5  Ostoarthritis F 47
200 mg 1X D
6/25/2011
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 1  Knee swelling from arthritic build Muscles cramped after stopping. Could not walk, sleep, sit, or move without muscle weakness and pain. Dr's said nothing they can do. I haven't meet anyone with positive comments. There are many law suits outstanding against the mfg. They should take it off the market. In Canada, there is no law to follow a drug once released. Shameful! M 60 2 weeks
200mg 1X D
6/9/2011
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 2  Knee replacement surgery Rash and severe iching. It has been thirty days since last taking Celebrex and the iching has not subsided. F 77 30 days
200 MG 1X D
5/30/2011
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 3  "knee" and hamstring tendonitis took one tablet 200 mg at night time. knee and hamstring felt perfect when I woke up. My head and mind felt like I was in a fog- and felt that way all day. Not a good feeling. Will not take Celebrex again. F 44 1 days
200 mg 1X D
5/17/2011

 3  knee replacement surgical pain I began having constant headache and couldn't get a good night's sleep. I also experienced fatigue and flu-like feeling.My irritable bowel symtoms resurfaced after not being a problem for years. Heart feels racy.... will probably discontinue using this product F 60 13 days
200mg 2X D
5/9/2011

 4  Pain & inflamation Hot flashes and night sweats, which had been somewhat under control in the last year, came back as if I was starting menopause all over again. I would rather endure pain than go through this hell again. I stopped taking the medication and hot flashes subsided. F 60 14 days
100mg 2X D
4/30/2011

 3  Joint Pain No Side effects, took Celebrex for 2 weeks Tricks the mind into thinking the pain is gone. Pain came right back when you stop taking it. M 38 14 days
1X D
4/28/2011

 3  breakthrough pain none It didn't really relieve the pain...maybe a little but it's hard to tell cuz I also take tramadol. F 37 1 days
200mg 1X D
4/7/2011
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 1  arthritis pain After the 28 days my legs were swollen so I quit taking it. Since then I went and had 2 sea clay wraps which pulled out a lot of the fluid. Now both of my inner knees are swollen and I have pain all up and down my legs. This is a bad drug...not only did it not do a thing for me, now I have more problems than before...problems I never had. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Should be off the market. F 57 28 days
200 1X D
4/6/2011
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 1  arthiritis-fibromyalga I had taken the celebrex for 2 days and I had noticed i was just getting very tired &started having chest pains-so I went to my local hospital to have a check up & my ekg was bad.my family dr had prescribed samples of cymbalta&celebrex to take once a day.& I am still having problems getting my strength back up. F 37 2 days
200mg 1X D
3/18/2011
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 3  hip replacement pain Osteo. Dr. put me on 2x per day because I have pain with a Depuy hip replacement, promises I'll be better in 2 weeks. Gave me my choice of Celebrex or Aleve. I chose Celebrex; but now I'm wide awake in the middle of the night, anxious, nervousness, what should I do? Would a high doseage of Aleve give the same effect? For pain, Great! but I'm afraid of side effects. I take Cartia for irregular heartbeat, am I affecting my heart med? F 72 12 days
400 2X D
3/7/2011

 5  Back & Leg Pain NONE I can't believe the DISSING this drug has taken by commenters. This drug was the first COX-2 breakthrough drugs...no crappy side effects like other NSAIDS...yes, I mean no Crap. This drug works great with me and I have taken it since it was introduced, in fact I told my RHUM-doctor about it first! I do only take it when I have pain not every day but when I do have sharp Arthritic pain I take it and voila in a couple hours I feel much better. THANK YOU CELEBREX FOR GIVING MY MOBILITY AND LIFE BACK! M 48 12 years
200mg 2X AN
2/23/2011

 3  back pain First ever dosage three hours ago. Pain is lessened but my hands and fingers are itching to the bone, no rash. Beginning some difficulty with swollowing. feet beginning to itch itching makes you forget about the pain F 68 1 days
200 mg 1X D
2/20/2011

 2  osteoarthritis Having lots of gas! Causes rapid heart beat and I am very fatigued. Also having increased appetite and weight gain. Really don't like these side effects at all. My pain is some what better but definetly not worth all the side effects and the way I feel. I was determined to give it a month but don't think I can continue to feel this way. Probably gonna call it "quits" for Celebrex! F 55 3 weeks
200mg 1X D
2/14/2011

 1  Pain from quadriceps tear At first, I experienced no side effects. However, on the third day, I began to feel a tender spot on my thoracic spine which gradually developed into generalized shoulder and neck stiffness. This was compounded by increasing anxiety and nervousness, and an inability to sleep at night. These side effects constantly increased day-by-day until I decided to quit Celebrex. I have stopped Celebrex as of this morning, and hope that my anxiety and nervousness go away soon. I would rather deal with the pain. M 58 15 days
200mg 1X D
2/13/2011

 2  ankylosing spondylitis severe headaches, vomiting, arm / face / neck swelling, etc. F 30 1 months
100 mg 2X D
1/29/2011

 4  Chronic Epididymitis None I have chronic dull pain in the left testicle due to repeated bouts of epididymitis in the past. I had tried taking over-the-counter Ibuprofen and Naproxen but in both instances they gave me such unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects that I had to quit after a few days. My Urologist then recommended Celebrex as an alternative. I have been taking 200mg 2x a day and it really takes the edge off the pain just as effectively or better than the other NSAIDs but without the GI side effects. It has gotten rid of alot of the swelling/inflammation as well. I am very pleased with the medication, however, im giving it 4 stars instead of 5 just because it is pretty expensive and there is no cheaper generic version available at the time of writing this. M 28 30 days
400 2X D
1/9/2011

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