I'm taking Bextra for chronic inflammation in my feet and ankles. 20 MG twice a day. One thing that I found helpful is never to take it on an empty stomach. I'm in pain as soon as I wake up, but I always wait until after breakfast to take this medication. Also, I had to start out only taking 20 MG once a day because it upset my stomach too much, then I worked up to twice a day. Hope Bextra works out for you, I've been on Celebrex for the same problem and that medicine is REALLY bad in terms of causing stomach upset. Bextra looks very tame by comparison.