Posted by Gramps
on January 03, 2000 at 11:55:21:
In Reply to: Celebrex posted by Gina on December 28, 1999 at 20:15:03:
Beatles right. It can be risky to change your medicine without the Doc's permission. I've always felt I knew more about my body than any Doctor [still do].
When my Rhuematologist diagnosed me and prescribed Vioxx, I took it for a week and then tried double doses for 3 days with no relief at all. I called and asked if I could switch to celebrex. I took the prescribed dose for three days with no better results and took 3 aspirin. A few hours later I started bleeding with diahrria [sp] and lost 30% of my blood.
Now starts the pits. They won't give you any medication except tylenol till they find where your bleeding originated from. You get to meet a Gastro Doc [I won't even try to spell his title] They have these hoses with cameras and stick them in different openings to find ulcers or sores that could produce bleeding. After several weeks of probing you may get another pain reliever. Just be careful what kind of chances you take so you don't make things worse....Good luck,,, Gramps