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Posted by Jennifer on January 24, 2000 at 20:55:42:

In Reply to: Re: VIOXX?? Thanks, Gramps posted by Chad on January 24, 2000 at 18:57:22:

: I have been on VIOXX for about 6 months now. I'm not sure if it is just because my stomach is so used to all of these meds or not but I don't have a problem tolerating it. Just like GRAMPS, I too am on PREVACID. I had what felt like heartburn all the time until I started taking PREVACID. It works wonders for stomach probelms. I am taking 25mg of VIOXX in the AM. I also am taking prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid, Darvacet, Oxycontin, calcium, and iron. If that won't upset the stomach not much will.

: As for pain relief, I was on Celebrex also and did not seem to gain much relief. About a week after starting on VIOXX I began to feel better. No side effects to speak of. I realize your worried about your blood pressure, but it has been my experience with all the meds I take that 90% of the things they say might happen to you don't. Anyway, my opinion would be to go ahead and try it, but watch your blood pressure and hopefully you can find some relief. It's wotrh a try. Take care.

Chad, thanks for answering. Is it better to take the Vioxx in the morning or evening? Today will be my 3rd day on it and I am still hurting BAD. I was thinking about going back to ibuprofen for some relief, but if you say it took you one week to get any relief, I will give it a few more days to work. Also, I was unaware that you could take Darvocet together with Vioxx. Did your doctor approve that combination? Maybe I should give that a try.

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