Meloxicam what is it for

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175688 tn?1297560247 they are a very good med this is what i take now if i ever have back pain and yes it is an anti inflam but it is stronger than naproxen or ibprofen this is the med that helped my pain while i was in withdrawals and now that i am clean i no longer have pain because most of my left over back pain from surgery was my brain making me hurt so i would use med so now if i ever do have pain i take a mobic(thats the brand name for meloxicam) and about 20 minutes later i no longer hurt and it is not addic
Avatar f tn When we said something to the nurse at the pain clinic ( who knows about the hep c) she replied he should take it anyway,just see what happens. Is this right.
Avatar f tn If that is what it is used for then it's not working on me, I am trying to detox from methadone, so I can try other pain treatments, and I still have severe withdrawal symptoms.
11446816 tn?1418304166 So I was just prescribed 3 meds to start. One is Meloxicam for my joints. This one is the one I am most uncomfortable with because I had never heard of it. I took it about 30 minutes ago after breakfast. What should I expect. I know all people react different, but trying to find out if any one else has taken it and what your experience was like.
Avatar m tn I have been prescribed Meloxicam for pain relief. What I want to know is does it help in the long run to keep my arthritic symptoms from getting worse or is it just pain relief?
Avatar n tn Is it possible that Meloxicam could have eased my depression? I was on Meloxicam for a couple of weeks (for back pain) and noticed a huge improvement in my mood. Was this just a coincidence?
1252901 tn?1271135468 It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is a NSAID. It is not a narcotic. How this medication will work for you will depend upon your pain source and of course how well your system personally responses to it. I have taken it and it did nothing for my pain. However my pain is beyond responding to an NSAID. Careful to not upset your stomach lining. Be sure you take it as directed and never on an empty stomach.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if you could tell me if meloxicam would be better for pain relief compared to 800mg ibuprofen. Also does it take time for meloxicam to build up in my body for maximum benefit? If so, how long does it take? Thanks very much!
Avatar f tn Depending on what kind of damage there is in your spine from the herniated discs you may or may not get much relief from it, but you won't know until you try. If there is nerve damage involved, it may not help much but I know people who have herniated discs who didn't even know they had them since there was relatively no pain involved with them. Strange, I know, but that's how it goes sometimes.
Avatar m tn I know my Rhumatologist gave me some rx cream but after I read the very fine print i realized it was also an nsaid. It would have been dangerous for me to apply it!!
Avatar n tn I did continue the Meloxicam for about a week until I finally connected the 2 together and stopped taking it. It had ceased working for the chest pain at that point in any case. What is more alarming,is that the Neuropathy has Steadily continued to get worse ever since and from what little I can find on this side effect, it is sounding like this is a Permanent Problem that may well end with killing me. And there is Nothing that can be done to counter this effect.
Avatar m tn Hello Flowr, I understand your hesitancy to take Meloxicam. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It's often used in Arthritic and inflammatory conditions. However any NSAID comes with concerns - including OTC NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen. Several years ago Glucosamine & Chondroitin was popular with medical providers. It was hailed as the new and one of the best "treatments" for restoring cartilage and reducing pain.
Avatar f tn Explain the sexual side effects and that it is not working for you anymore. My guess is that you are suffering from seratonin syndrome. Although it gave you a lift in the beginning, it is now saturating your brain. Many doctors hear that the anti-depressant is no longer working after previously having helped, and mistakenly increase the dosage. If Celexa previously helped, you might need a lesser dose! Take it with Chocolate, tastes better and is cheaper than DLPA - works the same!
Avatar m tn I take Atenolol 50 mg, and Losartin 50 mg - both for Blood Pressure, and also Clopidogrel 75 mg for Stent My doctor just prescribed Meloxicam 15 mg for what I would assume is for inflammation. He only wants to go for 3 Months. I have been reading a lot about the warnings of possible Heart attack or Stroke, especially if you have heart disease or blood pressure when taking this medication. Am skeptical about even taking it. How concerned should I be? Thank You...
1155483 tn?1262436247 As with any NSAID (which Toradol is), there is a increased risk for stomach issues with it, including gastro bleeding. Nausea and vomiting is quite common. Another thing to consider with the NSAIDS is that they can also raise blood pressure, so if you have a blood pressure problem (and even if you don't) - you need to watch it very carefully taking this type of medication.
Avatar n tn He prescribed some pain killer and some anti-inflammatory medication. Is it ok to take codeine, meloxicam, carisoprodol, or other anti-inflamatory medication? I'm still confused about tylenol or aspirin. Which is safer for a hep c person like me? I'm still not on tx. Thanks.
1118630 tn?1260199389 In order to get out of bed every morning, hold onto my job, and keep a decent quality of life, I have to do what is best.. If the government took away all narcoctics from everyone, it would destroy my life. I would lose my job, my home, & my health, due to other people's negligence & weak mindedness. I'm sorry, I just don't believe in mass punishment. (Sorry so long) got carried away!
356518 tn?1322267242 Something else he was telling me is that when we as chronic pain Pt's have surgery for a any reason it is extremely important to have the surgeon consult with your PM doctor or you will be in alot of pain. As Tuck said a medication that would not phase us would be sufficient for someone who does not take meds regularly like we do. I am sure you all know this but I thought I would mention it anyways.
Avatar m tn Hi I am about 2 weeks into having what hopefully is only PVC episodes and am going for testing Echo, EKG and monitor tomorrow to try to find the cause and how severe it is. I am a 57 year old male in good physical condition but need to drop about 30 pounds. This whole thing started after breaking my right arm but not until I started taking the anti inflammatory drug called Meloxicam.
1165896 tn?1263571386 I've been to ER and Urgent Care and all they have given me is vicadone 5mg/apap 325mg and meloxicam 15mg and the pain is still constant. I've been told Tegretol is the mediction I need. What other doctor can give me treatment with this medication?
Avatar n tn Hi Linda The medication you mentioned is an NSAID so you won't have to worry about addiction problems from that. I'm sure he probably only prescribed 7-10 days worth though unless you have a bad infection. I feel for you....I just got over one and then went right into diventiculitis....that was so painful and I couldn't take anything for pain because they want to go know if it is getting worse or better. It has been over a week and I just finally got a night sleep and managed to eat today.
Avatar m tn It is an expensive drug, but so was our habit. I understand that it does not work for everybody, but I certainly think it is worth a shot for some of you. Let me know what you think. Do you think taking Lyrica is cheating? I do feel a little guilty, because when I took it my body went ahhhh. I thought it would work like a stronger aspirin, but it works much better.
Avatar f tn my arthritis pain has been in my larger joints for a few years now but within the last 8 months it has gotten to the point that i cant even braid my hair some days because my hands hurt so bad. i have been on meloxicam for about six months and i take vitamins regularly. since i have been on the meloxicam my bursitis(which i have delt with for fifteen years and no meds) flared up and has not subsided, my body still aches daily and i take vicodin at night so i can sleep which does help.
Avatar f tn My father in law is on Tramadol 50mg 3 times a day and it use to work for him and now it don't. I think his body is just use to it and it won't work anymore. I am trying to talk him into getting on a new pain med cause I really hate to see him in pain all the time (like me). I have alot of face pain due to some bad dentist working on me and didn't know what they was doing. So I get to live with the pain for the rest of my life.
Avatar f tn my arthritis pain has been in my larger joints for a few years now but within the last 8 months it has gotten to the point that i cant even braid my hair some days because my hands hurt so bad. i have been on meloxicam for about six months and i take vitamins regularly. since i have been on the meloxicam my bursitis(which i have delt with for fifteen years and no meds) flared up and has not subsided, my body still aches daily and i take vicodin at night so i can sleep.
1920386 tn?1323286149 sounds to me like it would be worse to not have the meniscus at all, but he said it is worse for you to have a damaged meniscus that to not have it at all. so i am getting a 2nd opinion on monday. if this doc says the same, i will probably get it done. bad timing, its snowboard season!!!
Avatar m tn The pain change every day, one day I have pain only on my knee and the other day I have pain on my jaw and wrist. Five years ago I went to the Netherlands to study. In 2004 is when it started, I went to two rheumatologist, but the results show that I don’t have Rheumatoid arthritis. The doctor give me Meloxicam, sometimes it helps relieve the pain. I have to say that in 2004 I had a jaw surgery that was for a dental tooth crown and I had also dental braces for three years.
Avatar f tn To date I hvae been on three medications for my headaches (meloxicam, zomig and propranolol) but nothing seems to help. My headache has lasted for a month straight but it seems to be getting worse. My family doctor seems to think that I have sinus, tension and migraine headaches. The pain and sensitivity to light has become so bad that I have to sit in a dark and not move all night after a day at school. The pain is mainly behind my eye and on my nose bridge, then it spreeds to my forehead.
Avatar n tn I've been on a combination of Gabapentin and EffexorXR for treatment and often the pain is manageable and under control. Yet I experience what I call 'flare ups' and some are worse than others. I was so delighted at first to have a diagnosis and a name for what ails me, but at the time there was very little information about Fibromyalgia. Now, with so much additional information out there (and I'm way out of date on it), I'm beginning to wonder if it could be something else.