Celebrex for muscle spasm

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Jim my brother uses Celebrex and he has a lot of success with it. I myself took Vioxx for 4 year for fibromyalgia and had tremendous success until it was taken off the market. I can't take Celebrex because I think it has sulfa in it and I am allergic. It has been known to have serious side affects however again some people do very well on it. I wish I could try it. What is RZ Rhizotomy? I've had 7 back and cervical surgeries so I am well aware of what that pain is like.
Sometimes if I try to do any moderate to heavy lifting I'll feel the muscles in my shoulder blade or lower back spasm and it takes a day or two for them to loosen up again. Could this just be a combination of stress and not being physically fit? I have a desk job so I am seated for most of the day and I commute by car for an hour, so there's a lot of time where I do nothing but sit. I had numerous sports-related injuries to my shoulders and knees when I was a teenager.
I visited my general doctor for my symptoms and she prescribed a muscle relaxor and celebrex? After some research, I decided to take neither since it appeared that she was simply trying to treat the symptoms and not the cause. I also visted a chiropractor who took x-rays and saw nothing unusual and had little to offer except a lot of babble. I'm scheduled for a full physical including blood work next week.
Told me to stop taking pain killers, that nothing could be worse. Put me on muscle relaxers and Lidoderm patches and Lunesta for my sleep issues. Then, he sent me to PT for Myofascial Release. Been going for 2 1/2 months and I'm at about 95% pain free. If you have not tried it, please do before Dr's try unneccessary surgery!!!
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Hope something of this helps you out, go ahead and focus on the idea that you have fibromyalgia and get better pain relief for it, and get some physical treatment for your shoulder and neck area. Go for your rescan in six months, but put it on the back burner in your mind. Keep us posted if you like, and perhaps someone else might throw their two cents in.
Some thoughts are lyme testing and other infectuous diseases associated with ticks as well as west nile that effects muscles, emg testing to look at muscle response, rheumatic screening for illnesses such as lupus and thyroid testing. Blood work to look for low magnesium or b12 are nicer possibilities. I am also seeing an endocrinologist this week as it may provide me with more advanced testing than the base screening that initial blood work provides.
So as of right now my calves are in constant spasm with muscle twitches this at the moment has to be my biggest complaint.
The pain in my buttocks is pervasive and feels like a tightened knot. I'm not sure if I'm experiencing muscle spasm or nerve pain there, so I don't know how to treat it. No one is specific on ice versus heat. Please help.
There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
EMG is difficult to interpret in the recent postop setting, so the results should be interpreted with caution, its possible there still are spurs compressing a nerve root, but, Probably most of the pain is from muscle pain and spasm. If an MRI was not done postop, it should be done to check for any retained disc fragments, or spine instability. Perhaps you should get a 2nd opinion from another unconnected group - (not as the above).
I stopped celebrex and prednisone for one month, joint pain became worse, I am on Nexium for the gastritis. I have been healthy except for the rheumatoid arthritis. This burning pain and shortness of breath is getting me down. I have always been very active, walk at least 2 miles a day, now I am lucky to go around the block. I appreciate your responding to my question.
My regular doctor called this morning and my blood work was normal (as I expected it would be). He really wants me to start Celebrex for the joint pain. I'm very resistant to that. Mostly, because I really think it is more of a muscle issue than it is a joint issue. I think I'm out of alignment LOL I don't want to take Celebrex when I don't think it will address the real issue and I'm nervous about the potential side effects.
Part 1 1977 - 1989 Bronchitis w/pluracy only from August to March(allergies). 1983 - diagnosed first time with anemia (10.0) 1983 - Muscle spasms. 1983 - Abnormal periods (lasted as long as a month, sometimes none- always heavy. Gyno dr put me on birth control pills to regulate periods.) 1986 - Muscle Spasms - Lasting as long as three days. 1988 - Abnormal bleeding and pain (told by med students I had chlamydia.) 1991 - January, First miscarriage; DNC.
Now after 4 weeks after the 2nd accident i feel pain when i walk and my right leg is weeked even i cannot get up staris and i cannot walk or stand on my right heel. Doctor told me it could be disc hernia in L5-s1 or Muscle Spasm cuz back is complicated and gave me Celebrex to eat. Please suggest .
I'm not looking for problems I just want to get better and show continual improvement so I can function in my job without misery. I had to call in sick today because I was so sore and sleep deprived and was afraid of making the situation even worse. I go back to the PT tomorrow where I'll update her, but in the meantime I'm a wreck wondering if I'm going the correct route. I literally felt better on my iniital visit than I do now. Any suggestions/advice?
They usually can be controlled with ice/heat/rest/Ibuprofin, but I am in the middle of an extremely painful flare-up at the moment that is not responding to norco/muscle relxares/Ibuprofin, heat and ice, and am calling in a little bit to schedule another shot. Just scheduled a massage for Friday morning because I can feel the muscle spasms, hope that helps. This is pain people shouldn't have to live with, even though the test results don't show much.
My pain was due to a car accident that caused myofacial pain (thats what the doc calls it)in the muscle near my shoulder, my muscle is in constant spasm, like a charlie horse that doesn't go away. I was also on oxycontin and like you, never abused it. I will be going to the doc again in 2 weeks for an epidural (MRI should 2 slight disk herinations and the doc thinks that might be the root cause of my pain).
I took them years ago and they did help me sleep, but not sure how much they will help with pain. I guess it might depend if its muscle spasm, nerve pain or arthritis pain. I think it would help if it was muscle related. Hope ya feel better.
It is kind of like a endless circle where the muscle spasms causing pain which causes the muscle to spasm. I also get pain in my ankles and knees. As far as the knees are concerned the primary cause of the pain is the cartilage is very brittle and flaking away in small pieces. This was DX via an MRI of the knees. But I also twist my knees and ankles quite often due again to my balance / walking problems.
Naproxin and/or Celebrex are more effective NSAID anti inflamitory drugs and don't have potentially serious side effects like prednisone.
They too just gave me spasm meds,medication for pain...the list goes on.I have all kinds of testing...no diagnoses.Infact I have had all the tests that can be done except a colonoscopy,but the doc said there is no reason to have that done..anyway it seems as if we are in the same predicament.I hope it helps you in knowing you are not alone.
I think it is a similar problem. I fixed my posture and stretched every muscle in my body like mad every day for about 3 months. I finally am pain free. From what i read TOS is a life-long problem and i still get occasional stiff muscles when i wake up but a little stretching puts me back on track. I would recommend some rolfing. Rolfing also known as structural integration is deep tissue work(painfull) but effective, its aim is to rebalance the soft tissues and boes.
Baclofen for spasm, levitiracetam for myoclonus, acetyl-L-carnitine for fatigue. Lifestyle: low-fat diet (gallstones) avoiding dark leafy greens (DVT and warfarin) trying to lose weight so managing calories. Problems with legs and fatigue, so haven't been exercising. When I'm feeling better I work out three times a week - but it's been a long time since I was able to do that.
do you hunch over the computer alot? is it difficult to stand up straight?? muscle spasm, tightness, lumps in muscles are usually not signs of a pinched nerve or of any other neurological conditions or spinal problems that require plates or screws or surgery. these problems are usually brought on by our own poor and self-abusive habits and postural/fuctional issues. this also means they can be fixed. a PT may be able to guide you, but you will need to do it yourself.
Various x-rays, bonescans, etc haven't shown anything. I don't perceive any muscle weakness. I take Celebrex for various rheumatalogical symptoms. Thanks much.
I'm to the point where I can't exercise without setting off the pain patterns and tightness/spasm. I've been searching for a name for this problem for 8 years - you've finally given it to me - upper crossed syndrome. Thank you so very much. This is huge for me. The thing that bothers me the most is the migraines that I get, in my TMJ area. These headaches have been getting slightly better after I started working on my posture. But my muscles are really upset with the posture changes.
They are talking about a hand surgeon and going on Celebrex, AFTER I see the Rheumy for the first time. So I wanted to know a little more about the Metho. I hope you can help. Thanks in advance for your advice.
rsterling I have also had a minor Case of muscle spasm. In the calfs and back. I have found that eating a good diet, drinking lot, lots of water or clear liquids and supplementing with a multi Vitamin, also extra Calcium, Magnesium and Alpha lipoic Acid helped. If your cramps are to bad, the Dr can give you muscle relaxers to help.
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