I've been on it for over 2 years, and celebrex before that. I guess I am screwed. I guess you have to die of something!
That's what Jocelyn Elders said! It sounded so funny coming from the U.S. Sturgeon General!
My dad takes Aleve, but it eats my stomach up... I take celebrex...seems that is safer in the dosages for arthritis than some of the others...
Read "The Arthritis Cure" by Jason Theodosakis,MD and check out his web site http://www.drtheo.com
He's a proponent of glucosamine/chondroitin to ease pain, relieve symptoms, and possibly correct arthritis conditions. It worked very quickly for me on a hip so painful I couldn't clinmb into an SUV without assistance. Now I'm dancing, pain free. He recommends the Osteo-Biflex brand, available at drugstores and supermarkets and published reports of Consumer's Union studies of competing brands in his book. None come close.
From his web site:
"Glucosamine and Chondroitin... first burst on the scene with the #1 bestseller The Arthritis Cure , now revised for 2004 (St. Martin's Press). Chondroitin especially has been shown to reduce the need for anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Vioxx®, ibuprofen, aspirin, Aleve®, and Celebrex®.
"A cost-effectiveness study by the French government showed that it saved money by giving arthritis sufferers chondroitin. In a review of 11,000 records, 50% of those needing NSAIDs were able to stop these drugs completely. This meant less money spent on co-medications (such as acid blockers usually needed for people on NSAIDs), physical therapy and surgeries, such as joint replacement.
"Forty-two clinical studies have been published on these supplements in humans, including comparisons to placebo and anti-inflammatory drugs, x-ray studies of joint space (a measure of the cartilage thickness), cost analyses to show that the drugs save money to use, and long-term safety trials (up to 5 years in duration).
"Two review article of the double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies were both positive (JAMA, 2000 and Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003)."
I've been taking it since it first came out, somewhere around 25 years. I have coronary artery disease...100% blockage in both femoral arteries...have cholesterol of 153, never been higher than 184....always wondered what caused my hardening of the arteries....just renewed my script for 100 more pills Saturday......I just hate the thought that all this misery could have been caused by naproxen.
Mobic. Ask your doctor.
Looks like I'm in trouble too. Started with Vioxx, then to Celebrex and have been on Bextra for the last two years. Now what?