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8/10/12 8:30 P

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Speaking as a nurse--a lot of times with meds the docs look at the risk/benefit issue. Is the risk of side effects offset by the benefit a patient can get from it. I agree, it can definitely be a juggling act!

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8/8/12 11:59 P

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You are so right. Most doctors don't bother until it is too late.

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8/8/12 8:52 P

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Any NSAID that you might take has the same or similar risks. You have to weigh the risk with the benefit. Your doctor should also be doing regular blood tests on you to determine any kidney, liver and Heart problems as they start so medications can be adjusted.

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8/8/12 12:14 P

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Go with your gut instinct and move on. Try something else. Maybe an herbal remedy that is less harmful. Whatever you decide I wish you all the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/8/12 11:35 A

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Thanks, everyone, for the replies. For now, I'm not going to renew it.

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8/7/12 11:24 P

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Your so right Judy, it is an individual decision. The doctor told me to take Aspirin (that's the norm these days) and I couldn't tolerate it. Same doctor told my DH to take aspirin and it gave him nosebleeds. He hasn't tried Celebrex, but I find I can tolerate 1/day with food - but not 2/day which is the normal prescription. Every 'body' is different.
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8/7/12 10:28 P

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My husband and I both take our meds with food unless instructed to do otherwise and we both ended up with bleeding ulcers. We've had no problems with bleeding ulcers since going off of Celebrex. So, I guess it must be up to the individual own system.

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8/7/12 9:41 P

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Celebrex works ok I took it for 7 years and now have kidney trouble and can't take any anti inflammatory at all so it is ok to stay on it just make sure that your doctor keeps tabs on your heart and kidney's. Your kidney function should never go above 1 mine is just barely up at 1.2but it is enough to stop the anti inflammatory.

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8/7/12 7:53 P

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I have been taking Celebrex for several years with no ill effects. I think park of the secret of tolerating Celebrex, along with aspirin and Motrin and several others is to eat something before you take them. All of them will give you bleeding ulcers if taken on an empty stomach.
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8/7/12 5:08 P

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I try to avoid drugs that have side effects, which seems to include most of them. I always check with my physician.

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I also take Celebrex. and suppose to take 4 Tylenol 2's with codeine but stopped taking the Tylenol as I was up to 8 a day and they weren't working. I take 1 Extra Strenghth Advil twice a day . One in the morning with my Celebrex and 1 at bedtime and I am doing alot better. My Pharmacist explains all my meds to me when they are new and if they are going to interact with something else I'm taking he will either suggest something else or advise me not to take it. My drugstore and the 3 Pharmacists I deal with are awessome. emoticon emoticon

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8/7/12 2:47 P

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"Why don't Dr's seem concerned about serious side effects of drugs they prescribe?"

I have been asking the same question lately! I worry about drug interactions, too. I found a website (drugs.com) that helps me keep track of my meds and how they interact together and with foods. emoticon

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8/7/12 2:13 P

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My husband and I both used to be on Celebrex and we both ended up with bleeding ulcers. My husband also had a heart attack when he was just 55 years old. We no longer take it.

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8/7/12 2:01 P

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My ortho urges me to stay on Celebrex, but I worry about the cardiovascular risk. I can be more active when I'm taking it, but what if the trade off is a heart attack? Why don't Dr's seem concerned about serious side effects of drugs they prescribe?

My next question is, does anyone order generic celecoxib from Canada, by mail?

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