Celebrex for costochondritis

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I am 29 and currently diagnosed with Costochondritis & take celebrex. Is it normal to get short of breath at different points during the day. I sometimes will get short of breath during the day, but usually become more short of breath when driving or going to sleep (sometimes catch my breath). Also, is there any rhyme or reason to when the pain will come and go.
Since mid April i've had pain in the middle of my chest(sternum area)- sometimes varying slightly to the left or right of the sternum(the right side has generally been there). At first,like a strong crushing pain. Shortness of breath has accompanied this at times, standing has always seemed the best position to be in in regards to pain reduction, and the intensity of pain has varied(more painful at the beginning, and now pain comes moreso when it's pressed on or when i lift heavy things).
Hi Sarah12122012, Just read your comments. You say you take celebrex for the rib pain. Who put you on the celebrex ? Another name for Celebrex is Celecoxib. This information comes from The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements. This resource book is published by Reader's Digest and the Canadian Pharmacist's Association. * Gastrointestinal, nervous and respiratory symptoms are the most adverse effects.
I am having some pain under my right ear and down my neck, I am also having pain in my chest and back on the right side. My doctor said I have costocondritis, he put me on celebrex for 2 weeks, it did not help. He then put me on a prednesone steroid pack, on the fourth day of my pred. pack I woke up sweating and had a very fast heart beat, went to the er and they kept me in the hospital for 4 days running test. my heart was in atrial fibrilation for a day then went back to sinus rythem.
i've been going through this for more than 5 monthes now , and yet no doctor could really solve the problem ,, i have a pain that started in the right side of my chest but then it starte to move toward the strnum area ... sometime it even goes to the nick ,, i had an ecg and blood tests and every thing simply turnd out to be ok ,, so am sure its not a heart problem ,, the kind of pain that i feel is more like staping with a knife sometime it get so strong that it desturb my sleep at night ...
They gave me an injection of Toradol, RX for celebrex and Darvocet for pain.I insisted I didn't think it was so serious, but he said he had to rule these things out and suggested I google pulmonary embolism. I DID AND NOW I'M SCARED. One thing that caught my attention as I was "googling" was aortic aneurysm , which triggered my memory, of my Dad telling me "remember, we have a family history of aneurysm", which is one thing that has me scared.
I have had fibromyalgia for 22 years and myofascal pain syndrome. About 6 years ago was dxed with costochondritis, plus have cervical and thorastic arthritis, so I do not know what is causing the pain but sure know it is there,. It is a very scary pain to have, mine feels like a burning pain at times and I have so many areas on my chest that even clothes seem to make it hurt more. I cannot tolerate pain meds so just use advil and heat, helps some.
During one of the ER visits the dr said I have costochondritis and prescribed celebrex and Percocet for the pain.
The doctor told me it was a condition known as costochondritis and has me taking Celebrex as needed. But I don't really feel that this is the problem. I've had all the tests done, upper and Lower scopes, cat scan of liver which shows I have a cyst but he says that's a normal thing with age) My blood test showed a higher than normal count (relating to the liver) but he said it wasn't that high and could have been related to something I ate.
even a mile walk sets mine off for a couple days afterwards - and pain killers definately work - like vicadin - but then you dont want to get on those too much - anti inflammitories like ibuprofen over the whole period will help / or celebrex - thats what they prescribe for me - oh and the pain radiates down my left arm - sometimes the right one as well and Ive had brief jaw pain from it too -I can also feel it through to my back / usually the left side too - so kinda scary - !
Recently doctor started me on Celebrex and Nexium (to try to avoid ulcer, last time on Celebrex an ulcer occured so I was taken off). All started when I had a sinus infection when it wouldn't go away. Took Celebrex, bed rest, antibiotic which seemed to resolve problem. Then ulcer happened. Problem almost cleared up then gradually come back constant. Could it be costochondritis? Would that explain everything?
This time he prescribed Celebrex. I learned that afternoon that there is no generic for Celebrex and it costs over $200. So, I went back to see him and he prescribed Mobic and tested me for Hepatitis. I'm still not clear on his reason for that last part, but hey, I'm no doctor. I've been on Mobic for a month now and I don't feel any better. I don't know where else to go if this isn't an orthopedic issue.
r, that was a joke, then to follow-up with a new primary care doc, and was diagnosed with costochondritis. He gave me Celebrex and said it should get better. 2 weeks later, I have no relief, doc says the breathing is anxiety from the pain...well I would buy that, however the breathing issue came first? EKG, Chest x-ray, and 0-2 saturation all normal!!! by the way, I'm 30 yr old female, with reflux and IBS. ...I feel the same way!
During one of the ER visits the dr said I have costochondritis and prescribed celebrex and Percocet for the pain.
During one of the ER visits the dr said I have costochondritis and prescribed celebrex and Percocet for the pain.
During one of the ER visits the dr said I have costochondritis and prescribed celebrex and Percocet for the pain.
We carry all of this pain, anxiety, disappointment inside. All we want is for our loved ones to say they care, that they are sorry for our pain, that they wish they could help. We know that there's nothing you can do to magically heal us, but we long to feel accepted and supported. We need your validation and to hear you say you believe our pain. We need a shoulder to cry on sometimes, not because we are weak, but because we are worn out from the heavy load we endure day after day.
CT's of the chest were negative as well as chest X-Rays. Given Percocet for pain. Finally seen by Pain Management Clinic and diagnosed with Costo Condritis. Given several injections with only minor relief. Was seen by Rheumatologist and had site injected. Received relief for about a month but pain came back with a vengance. It's been one year and still having pain but not as bad. New pain different. Sharp intermittent pain lasting a few seconds.
One difference is I'm not freaking out about it-thank you Effexor. Is there a cure for the costochondritis? What causes it?
I take prescribed ibuprofen myself for my jaw arthritis. However, anything, like celebrex I've read is even worse, can affect your stomach that is in that NSAID category. I think I remember maybe it was relafen they said wasn't as bad for the stomach but I think that drug gave me a headache.
Since, I have a different job that doesn't require any lifting. I took celebrex for a while and it really helped me. I only feel the pain now every once in a while if I have lifted somthing heavy. However, I still have a bit of a breathing problem. It is hard sometimes to take deep breaths. I thought for a while that maybe my lungs were bad. But they are fine, it is just the Costocondritis. I think that this can be contolled and it does get better overtime.
Cat scan said I had minor sinus infection..I also had chest xray which was normal..I tried celebrex and naproxen for inflammation, not really helping..naproxen seemed to work better but after awhile didnt do much..I have tramadol that I take to try to calm everything down..The only thing that seems to work is alcohol..When I drink liquor my body is numb and relaxed and I dont feel the pain as much..
Hi Bad, I have had costochondritis for a lil over 1 1/2 years and have found other sufferers who have had it longer. There isn't much info on the internet and they all say the same as the dr. here, that it only lasts weeks. Hopefully yours will lasts only weeks. The people I have spoken with agree the meds just seem to take the edge off the pain. I have found using the heating pad helps and at night also, it helps me relax enough to go to sleep. Please do not fall asleep with it on!
3 doctors already told me that I'm just experiencing costochondritis, but I'm already suffering for this pain for a year now, I even have to quit my job because of this. Also one of the doctor told me that my pain tolerance is not that good because it's just a costochondrities and I shouldn't feel that kind of pain. The pain is something like piercing in my chest specially on my left side and also my left chest is really swollen now, I've done ecg because the doctor requested that.
The doctor told me it was a condition known as costochondritis and has me taking Celebrex as needed. But I don't really feel that this is the problem. I've had all the tests done, upper and Lower scopes, cat scan of liver which shows I have a cyst but he says that's a normal thing with age) My blood test showed a higher than normal count (relating to the liver) but he said it wasn't that high and could have been related to something I ate.
As for the costochondritis, it eventually goes away. I get it bad in my ribs! When I take a breath it kills!! It will go away! I would sit with a heating bad and try to avoid the side its on. My was always one sided.
I'm on Celebrex for the inflamation and Nexium to hopefully not get an ulcer (this happened the last time I took Celebrex). I'm hopeful this is it. Thanks for all of the information. I wish everyone a speedy resolution to any problems.
My blood pressure is contolled and runs 110/70 and my cholesterol levels are well below normal and are in the good range at 170 total, 63 for LDL and 40 for HDL. I saw my Cardiologist a couple of weeks ago for a 6 month follow up and she says everything with my heart is fine. I have a high tolerence for exercise and my pains are never realted to exertion plus they are localized to specific joints between my ribs and sternum. She feels they are in no way cardiac related.
I'm using a TENS unit, lidocaine patches, gabapentin, celebrex, and aleve for the pain. That usually works, but when I have a flare it's almost unbearable. The flares are mostly in the SI joint, but also in my ribs. I was diagnosed with costochondritis this fall. Those episodes are horrible, but usually don't last very long. I apologize if this is confusing, it is confusing the heck out of me! Right now I'm in the middle of an SI joint flare and it's probably the worst one yet.
It felt like it was just under my ribs, usually in the front but sometimes in my side and when most severe, in my back. It lasted for about 3 weeks and I just let it go, confident that it would just go away. In the first week of August the exact same pain came back. It was so severe that I called my MD after only 3 days. I had chest x-rays, abd sonogram and blood work. The only abnormality was my amylase which was 397. My lipase was somewhat elevated also.
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