Common Questions and Answers about Taking celebrex with vicodin
In May I was started on Flexiril, Cymablta and Celebrex for fibro dx. I have put on 20lbs since then. I am gaining over 5 lbs a month. No matter what I do I continue to gain. If I eat healthy...eat high protein...eat junk....and don't eat, I continue to gain. I am at a loss. I have weaned off the Cymbalta (didn't think it was doing much and don't want to be on any extra meds that aren't working). I was started on Savella yesterday too.
IF you have facet arthritis and pain opiod-narcotics will certainly help, but this is where I found the NSAID Celebrex to be of value. Some days I take no narcotic, and others I do need to take one or two small doses. An MRI can look closely at the secondary boney changes of osteoarthritis of the facet joints.
AND you may very well have BOTH conditions - in fact I believe most back patients have multiple causes of pain.
Despite the high prices on subutex, it works great. However, I am terified of taking anything (vicodin/norco) that will throw me back into withdrawals, but because I broke my hand, I need something strong for the pain. How long does it take subutex to ware out of your system so i can take vicodin for pain because am terified!
celebrex for pain, clonodine (0.1mg), for sweats, Visitril for anxiety and seroquel for sleep. Even last night I woke up at 4 and had restless sleep until 7 when I get up.get two little kids dressed, fed and ready for school.....and dressed and ready myself and went to work. on day 7 she is putting my on Naltraxone to stop cravings and also make it impossible to get high from pills! I had 13+ years of recovery/sobriety until this accident...
trust me I was a herion addict over 13 (almost 14) years ago....and NEVER wanted to be on anything ever again....
I am taking between 5-8 vicodins a day now......I tried weening...and got down to 3-4 but then after meeting with her I have freeked out and want to finish what I have so there will be no temptation to relapse.....I have no more refills....and don't want to resort to more Dr. manipulations....
First off let me thank everyone for taking the time to read this...
To make a long story short I have been battling a Norco addiction off and on for 4 years now...I have quit for months at a time in the past but have always envitably found myself back on them... Currently I am taking more than I ever have in years past (Approx 6-10 Norco 10/325's a day).
Maybe its just me but it seems that every time I attempt to quit the w/d symptoms seem to get worse.
I was takingVicodin 500 mg 6-10 a day for 4 months - going cold turkey starting yesterday. I was diagnosed with a painful chronic illness 8 years ago - but have been able to manage it with Celebrex and injections of Humira. The vicodin was only to manage the pain from St Pat's Day to Memorial Day (when Rheumatoid pain is at it's 'worst').
Well it is day4 off of Vicodine....I am a bit foggy from the meds (non narcotic and small amounts prescribed by an addictional specialist but so I would be able to detox from home and still function) I am ok....Not great but OK...I stopped some of the things she prescribed me b/c they made me so foggy and groggy. She told me not to work but I did work every day this weeek anyway and it was good because it kept me busy and helped the time go by faster!
I had back surgery about 10 months ago. Before the surgery I was takingVicodin on and off. Then after back surgery I was on Tylenol #3 with Codine. Now the last few months been on narcotics.
I have back pain and started seeing a pain management doctor. He put me on all different types of drugs and I have had three steriod injections. I still take the Vicodin for pain and was up to six a day. (ON a really bad day).
Is it addicting to take it for medical use?
but unfortuantly for you this is my cup of tea
you have met the manic addict medic who has a touch of autism
you see, we have one disease that tells us to take too many drugs and another disease that tells us to quit taking our medication
a couple of things you can do tonight
1. do not take any more tylenol pm, the first thing that came to mind when i read your story was renal failure, so no more otc meds for you
During the course of the colitis which lasted about a month or so this time, I kept taking the vicodin and was also given a script for valium/5 to help me sleep while i was on the prednisone (steroid).
The same thing happened to me, I've been on oxycontine, vicodine, soma and celebrex for 3 years, 3 weeks ago he did a urine test and said, I wasn't taking my pills . ?......I can't believe my test came back negative , but it's his word against mine, so yes, he stopped all my medicine, he wouldn't listen to a word I said, and he banned me from his office....now what?.....talk about withdrawal. it's rough. luckily I had a few pills to last and I got into a pain clinic.
I asked her what to do now, she said she is trying to come up with a plan but she just doesn't know, I told her the pain is getting worse and I still have th excriciating pain in my lower back as well, she advised me to go to the ER if it worsens or I can't take it, I have been to the ER several times and they don't do anything, they tell me they don't know what it is then give me some type of narcotics and send me home.
Sorry, but that is all I can think of in terms of Non-narcotic stuff. You might have to take some vicodin or eq. for a little bit to help on the real bad days.
Don't EVER force yourself to live with pain. It just isn't right.
Expillman - I heard you had a website, I was wondering if you could post it, I wanted to check it out.
Anyway I have also been taking opioid pain meds other than the fentanyl for over 10 years. Im 32 years old and I've been diagnosed with Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, cervical spinal stenosis, 4 herniated discs in the neck, degenerative disc disease along with arthritis in the spine, severe lower back problems that have not been identified yet since I broke my right ankle in 4 places 2 years ago and the pain from the surgery still hasn't gone away.
yey....it is good stuff and safer than celebrex....I take naproxen sodium which is very similar....my son hurt his knee and had fluid on it...he took it for a week and applied ice and it healed up.....I like it because for me I can take as needed instead of everyday...most have to build up in your system and can not be used on a prn basis...
Mobic wasn't really that affective for me but my insurance made me try practically every NSAID on the market before they would approve Celebrex. They denied Celebrex and even recommended a PPI (ulcer med) to take with the NSAID's because they didn't want to pay for Celebrex. After they denied me 4 or 5 times, they finally approved it. So now I take 400mg of Celebrex a day and it's a lot more effective than any other NSAID i've been on.
Hi, welcome here-.... i have no experience of taking them for pain but i have heard many people here saying that after quitting them, they experience less pain than while they were on the pills... there is the socalled rebound pain after quitting, you will experience bouts of inreased pain but it does gets better so i will commend you for trying a new way without addictive painkillers to deal with your pain...You don't have to be a martyr either...
I did get the Vicodin script filled, and I have taken 3 a day since Friday. The other meds are working very well, but the Dr explained to me that the Nortripyline enhances the Vicodin effects. The Relefan also works in conjunction with the Vicodin. I am doing my best not to abuse to abuse and so far so good. I am pain free and not high in Vics. Right Now.
I was very honest with my Dr. and will let him know at the first sign that I am having a problem.
Sorry for being so impatient but I posted a question awhile ago about taking Meloxicam or Elavil to help with withdrawals from vicodin....does anyone know if either one of these helps or what I can do in order to make this go smoother?? Please let me know.
660mg celebrex, norco,tramadol. Ive taken torodol,it works but i cant take it more than a couple of days.(you get the pic.) I have been going to my family DR. for 6 years. She konws me well and knows that I dont have any problems with drugs. As a matter of fact 3 yrs ago I passed a kidney stone in hospital and would go so long without a pain inj that finally the nurse told me not to wait so long b4 asking for a shot. Back to my question.
There are some medications that I have taken over long periods that do not trigger PVC's such as vicodin, valium, ativan, celebrex, ibuprofren, tyenol and a few more. Do any of the products that I mentioned that cause my PVC's have anything in common? Is it possible that I have some type of chemical imbalance? Is it possible that these products somehow affect my borderline potassium and once I stop using them the potassium levels go back to normal?
I have severe osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia. I takevicodin, celebrex and placquinil. I know with the pain med there is a worry of over medication with impaired breathing. Any suggestions would be appreciated as to what works and doesn't.
My PCP just changed me from vicodin to Tramodol. Is anyone else taking this? I took 2 last night, and became very nauseated. . I can't throw up due to nissan fundiplication surgery for GERD. Any suggestions how to cope with this? I had a massage today, new masseur couldn't believe how locked up I was. Hurt but felt good at the same time. Except now my lower back area is screaming with pain! I nned to try to go at least once a month, but insurance doesn't cover it...
But here is what happened to me from taking a scrip cocktail. I take Oxy, Celebrex, Flexril, and Effexor. I've been on these for over 1 year. The Celebrex, and the Flexril don't give me any problems, both mentally, or physically. But the other 2, cause lots of problems. Oxy changes your mood, and makes you an emotional wreak. I was always a strong independed, intellegent woman, but now I'm an emotional wreak.
Although I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (severe) which is very painful, MOST of the time it can be managed with Celebrex and/or Advil (which I'm not supposed to take - but have found it 'helpful'). I started taking Vicodin last April - when the weather changed and the grounds became 'wet' (humidity is a nightmare for anyone with RA). I've been on the Vicodin since - and noticed that I was able to walk fast 2 miles a day over the summer with 'no pain'.
When I was takingCelebrex it did not help. None of the NSAIDs that I've taken have done anything I just take them to please the doctors. I'm going to the Rheumy to basically rule out all the possibilities for my pain and what is causing me to feel like complete crap all the time. I'm basically a walking zombie because I'm so fatigued all the time and cloudy headed and I need to know what's going on.
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