Hi Erica, so sorry to hear you are dealing with this :( If you take your celebrex early, with supper, at least three hours before bed, you won't get heartburn. Its ironic, but all the pain I am in right now is because of my right hip and I know I need a replacement, which will make it number 6 joint replaced. It gives me my life back -as long as you pay attention to instructions after surgery and follow through with proper exercises. All my replacements have taken out pain and given me my movement back, had no complications. I never found cortisone injections to work for me. Its too bad you couldn't try Remicade -I found that really effective, but took a reaction to it after five years which is what usually happens with those infusions.
I haven't been able to sleep a long time because of pain even in spite of a slow release narcotic my Dr. gave me. When I wake up, I take extra narcotic she gave me to try and control the pain and go back to sleep.
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Thinking of you,
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