It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Message Board
THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. TO SEE OUR ACTIVE MESSAGE BOARDS, PLEASE GO HERE





Message
Posted by Rick on July 16, 2000 at 10:50:51:

In Reply to: Re: Vioxx side effects posted by ACS on July 04, 2000 at 13:34:35:

: : : My husband (65 y.o) has just been diagnosed w/ osteo in his hips and spine. Dr. put him on vioxx; w/in 2 weeks he was going nuts from tinnitus (ringing in his ears). Within two days of stopping the vioxx, it seems to be gone.
: : : Can anyone shed any light on this???
: : : Thanks. sjr

: : : : Hearing distortion in 73 year old, who has hearing aids. went away after discontinuing medication for 2 days hummmm

: : I KNOW the ringing; THAT went away when I quit. I also found that the stuff did NOT last 24 hrs and I was worse off when it wore off. So I quit (after taking it for months):BAD move. I hurt in places I NEVER hurt before. Took it for bad knees. Now, just that suddenly, bad hips, shoulders, hands, feet, chest bones, aching teeth. I wish to God I'd never swallowed the first tablet.

: (ACS): I began taking Vioxx in December '99. The pain-relieving effects were wonderful, but I experienced severe stomach cramps and diarrhea within days. Since December, I have tried taking "loperamide" diarrhea suppressant. This worked to some extent, but caused severe constipation. I've not found a balance and I'm losing more work time to the medication than I was to the pain. Anyone else have this experience?


Since I have started taking Vioxx (6 months), I have experienced a severe case of hiccups and a restricted filling in my throat while eating. This leads to choking and inability to swallow my food at times, sometimes leading to vomiting. I ran out of Vioxx for about two weeks and the symptoms were fewer and to a much lesser degree. Has anyone experienced or heard of anyone that may experienced similar symptoms?


Follow Ups

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:10 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!