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  1. Anyone in their 30's been diagnosed with osteoarthritis?
    ... bad they have fused almost her whole spine. I took vioxx until they took it off the market and I swear by that...

  2. Feel Like a Science Experiment
    ... are still in the process. I have tried Celebrex, Vioxx , Arthrotec... all before I went to the Rheumatologist...
    ... became the OTC Aleve. Have you tried Mobic? I was on Vioxx and can't take Celebrex or Bextra (when it was available...

  3. I'm scared
    ... pain if I walk alot. I was maintaining the pain on vioxx but when that was pulled I was switched to mobic 15mg...

  4. What type of arthritis do I have?
    ... swells up and can be incredibly painful. I used to take Vioxx for this, but promptly stopped taking it when my blood...

  5. Question about Celebrex
    ... I was on Vioxx till they took it off the market. I can't take Celebrex ... this or I'd have dumped it after the first day! The Vioxx had worked in one day so I would not have known better...
    ... I used to take Vioxx and then was switched to Celebrex, then to Bextra...

  6. Accupuncture for OA pain?
    ... Now that Vioxx is a no-no and, so it would seem, are many other traditiona...

  7. aspirin only?
    ... how many do you take daily. Does it help as much as Vioxx or Celebrex?...

  8. What do you all think about Mobic?
    ... Is Mobic in the same class as Bextra, Celebrex and Vioxx ? I sure hope not. The Rheumy wants me to try it...
    ... I am now taking mobic since vioxx has beeen taken off the market and get no relief at ... years. I know I would hold off a while longer if vioxx were still around....

  9. Survey on Meds
    ... After that I tried a couple of other arthritis meds ( Vioxx being one), and they didn't do a whole lot either...

  10. Humira?
    ... only drug that seemed to work good for me aside of Vioxx . I would take my shot, then later in the evening...

  11. Rheumatologist Consult
    ... or ibuprofen to cox-2 inhibitors like celebrex and vioxx to dmard's (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs...

  12. Will you tell me the truth?
    ... town house. I really began to consider surgery when vioxx was taken off the market. It was giving me some relief...

  13. GERD and arthritis meds
    ... somewhat. All the current arthritis meds I can't take, vioxx , celebrex etc. I also take actenol for osteoporosis...
    ... When I quit taking vioxx last spring, money problems, I took otc naproxen sodium...

  14. New here and in need of advice.
    ... stuff that has been pulled from adverse side affects ( Vioxx , and one other one) Is there anything else that can...

  15. New to Mobic
    ... the mobic, that is what happened to me when I took vioxx , it could be burning ahole in your tummy even after...

  16. Bextra info
    ... associated with diabetes). However, due to the celebrex, vioxx scare, he was advised to stop taking bextra (he has...
    ... associated with diabetes). However, due to the celebrex, vioxx scare, he was advised to stop taking bextra (he has...
    ... Unfortunately, Celebrex, Bextra, Mobic, and Vioxx are all similar. I'm not surprised at the bad press ... Bextra and Celebrex are getting since Vioxx has been pulled. While the drugs aren't identical...

  17. Seems all the anti inflamatories are
    ... Aleve as it doesn't give me heartburn, I never tried vioxx or celebrex. I have tried Mobic, so far no major ...
    ... us---I guess that is part of the problem with the vioxx etc. We are all crying for comfort and then alot of...

  18. anyone tried Bextra? is it safe?
    ... one 10mg daily. I have heard that it is the same as Vioxx , so I am very leary about taking it. I am trying ... really and truly am desperate for relief. I had tried Vioxx and Celebrex with no help, so I can say that it really...
    ... currently under investigation for the same reasons Vioxx was. Just an FYI, I have no opinion either way....
    ... Bextra!! Ibuprofen and Naprosyn do nothing for me. Vioxx and Celebrex stink too!! But Bextra is awesome! ... though, because she is concerned about the safety since Vioxx , and all. She said on a really bad day, I could take...

  19. any thoughts?
    ... in the early stages. Celebrex is going the way of Vioxx . And NO MORE STEROIDS!...

  20. Bextra Confusion
    ... sure if Bextra is as dangerous or more dangerous than Vioxx ....

  21. Trying to stay healthy while taking Enbrel
    ... methotrexate, infortunately, I developed RA while taking Vioxx and I never heard of that before. Always a first...

  22. Is anybody still taking Bextra?
    ... now warnings about it causing heart problems like Vioxx , I've stopped taking it. I'm now taking Advil, which...
    ... noticing my legs swell with the mobic, they did with the vioxx too....i would love to stop the nsaid all together...

  23. vioxx and high blood pressure
    ... Visit a heart doctor and let him know you took vioxx .............asap...

  24. Any thoughts/experiences with Voltaren?
    ... given a prescription today for Voltaren to replace the Vioxx I had been on for several years. My dx has been osteoartht...

  25. Celebrex Question
    ... I gained 30lbs at the rate of 4 pounds a night on Vioxx till they took me off after 6 days, but the extra...

  26. Prednisone - 5mg.
    ... is pretty good stuff. For me it works better then vioxx . But it's an NSAID so it has all the things that go...

  27. Vioxx Replacement
    ... with it though b/c it may cause heart problems like Vioxx and I already have a family history of heart disease...

  28. mobic
    ... My doctor switched me from vioxx to mobic. It seems to be o.k. Has anyone else been...
    ... sure you have to take these every day like I did the vioxx . I seem to have relief from my knee pain, but I'm ... wondering if I still have some vioxx in my system since I took it for 4 years. p.s. ... I had no ill effects with the vioxx ....

  29. Called Drs. office regarding safety of Bextra
    ... Bextra. His nurse said that he's switching all his Vioxx patients to Bextra, so I guess I'll start taking it...

  30. Celebrex and Bextra dangerous too?
    ... Bextra til I hear that it definitely is as dangerous as Vioxx ....
    ... the effects. I wonder what the difference is between Vioxx , Bextra, and Celebrex? I am reading the book called ... come Dr. Theo knew all these side effects before the VIOXX company did? How disgusting is that??????? That book...
    ... would like to continue, and yesterday I discussed the Vioxx /Coxcib thing with my orthopedist. He feels the Vioxx ... selected patients with known conditions. He has used Vioxx , Celebrex and now Bextra with his patients for just ... they prefer and tolerate well, and hasn't had any Vioxx patients with adverse cardiac reactions. Of course...

  31. Cervical arthritis
    ... wanting to take any Cox 2 Inhibitors with all the Vioxx controversy going on. Have any of you read THE ARTHRITIS...

  32. vioxx
    ... Who knows what is behind all this hoopla on vioxx , I guess the pharmaceutical company has always known ... it is a major risk cuz the money is so darn good, vioxx alone brings in $2 Billion in profits and that is ... just vioxx ....

  33. Vioxx
    ... for me MOBIC works wonders. It is no sulfa also like vioxx and no stomach problems either....
    ... They can't make you throw away the vioxx pills in your possession, but Merck pulled them from ... the market so you can't get a refill of vioxx ....

  34. How much aspirin?
    ... Since VIOXX has been recalled I have decided to try aspirin for...

  35. Apparently I don't need pain meds
    ... and I pray that it doesn't cause the same things as Vioxx . Whenever I can finally get pain medication, I hoard...
    ... and I pray that it doesn't cause the same things as Vioxx . Whenever I can finally get pain medication, I hoard ... product ingredients of the Bextra and compare it to the Vioxx ?? I also saw on my Home Internet Newspage something...

  36. NO MORE VIOXX - Ibuprofen or Aspirin?
    ... was really pushing Merck products had me try some Vioxx samples a couple years ago. Within a few days it gave...
    ... very expensive, but that didn't do as well for me as vioxx did i guess most of us are conserned that didn ... 't have a bad reaction to vioxx as far as what to try next given that most of the...
    ... mobic, it isn't 100% but it helps alot, I can' take vioxx or celebrex or otc. I try to not take it much because...
    ... took Rx Motrin for eight years until my PC gave me Vioxx . I never had any problem taking it for a little over...
    ... what is going on. do you know why you got a rash with vioxx and how did you know your stomach was bleeding. kimmy13...

  37. Vioxx Pulled From Market-please Read
    ... . that is what the doc will isually prescribe, if vioxx cant be used...
    ... that Celebrex and Bextra may cause the same thing as Vioxx ....

  38. Breaking news - Merck is withdrawing Vioxx
    ... Merck & Co. is pulling its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx from the market worldwide because new data from a...

  39. Arthritis most everywhere ???
    ... for people with arthritis, so I gave it up. I take Vioxx every 3 - 5 days if the pain reliever is not working ... . Hubby shares my Vioxx . I fall at the drop of a hat. I have had 7 fractures...

  40. Not Arthritis? Then what?
    ... nearly incapacitated by the pain. I was put on VIOXX for a while, which worked but it gave me stomach problems ... The new orthopedist put me on Arthrotec (similar to VIOXX , same family of meds) and, a small dosage of Neurontin...

  41. Problems with Celebrex
    ... celebrex i had no luck with celebrex ,working for me vioxx did better and i get every 3 month blood testing for...
    ... others) told me that they had had better results with Vioxx . I can't take it but every 3 days, because I have ... more than one day in a row. But, overall, he said Vioxx had fewer side effects. I'm no expert, but I you are ... uncomfortable taking Celebrex - you are not alone. Try Vioxx and see how that works. Hermit :)...

  42. Is anybody taking BEXTRA?
    ... on Bextra for almost 2 months. Hope that helps. Vioxx tore up my stomach immediatley and Celelbrex did nothing...
    ... Bextra for a week now after I finished my script of Vioxx . Haven't noticed any side effects yet, but it seems ... to work better than Vioxx for my arthritic pain! I will let you know if I do...
    ... you for checking it out. I guess it's back to the VIOXX for me. I was hoping I could take BEXTRA and get...
    ... sensitive so I cant take Motrin or Aleve. I was taking Vioxx but as you know you can't get it anymore. Vioxx worked...

  43. Question re Methotextrate side-effects
    ... and injections for 4 years now. I also take enbrel, vioxx and folic acid and omeg 3 fish oil. Out of all the...

  44. Plaquenil & Methotrexate duration?
    ... Methotrexate, plus Arcoxia ( newer version of the dreaded Vioxx ) to control the inflammation. I'm hoping the Metho ... can come off the Arcoxia. Since the problems with Vioxx seem to crop up after 18 months continuous use, I...

  45. Lodine anyone?
    ... workmans comp permanently and they won't pay for Mobic, Vioxx bextra etc, just the cheaper stuff. My rheumy has...

  46. Diagnosed with Gout. Help required!
    ... Anyway have been prescribed a variety of NSAIDS like Vioxx and Distalgesic in addition to Allopurinol and a multivitam...

  47. New doc, new diagnosis!
    ... Anyway have been prescribed a variety of NSAIDS like Vioxx and Distalgesic in addition to Allopurinol and a multivitam...

  48. Newly DX'd
    ... bother your stomach...trust me I know! I tried Vioxx ...anti-inflammitory and it hurt my stomach. I am...

  49. Prednisone question
    ... arthritis? What meds do you take? Have you ever taken Vioxx ? What do you think of the side-effects of that drug...
    ... medications, currently I take Mobic which is similiar to Vioxx and Bextra. I have a pretty sensitive stomache and...
    ... medications, currently I take Mobic which is similiar to Vioxx and Bextra. I have a pretty sensitive stomache and ... take a shower and get dressed. Presently I am taking Vioxx and an occasional Darvocet. In the past I tried Bextra...
    ... to do this if you are on any of the Cox inhibitors ( Vioxx , Bextra, Celebrex and Mobic). Basically they test ... edications for RA at all? Honestly, if you are only taking Vioxx and Darvocet and you are suffering quite a bit your...

  50. Methatrexate
    ... come into play with what meds I choose. I tried just Vioxx for a simple NSAIDS and it made me sicker than a dog...
    ... have a very sensitive stomache. I also couldn't take Vioxx but I could Enbrel and Bextra so maybe one of those...

  51. new to Spondylolthesis
    ... get back to and don't want to live on vicodin and vioxx forever (my liver doesn't either!) find yourself...

  52. Bextra
    ... Bextra was taken off the market after Vioxx was by the FDA. Are these medications still available...

  53. inflammatory arthritis?
    ... which I think causes inflammatory processes. I am on Vioxx and it kinda works. Hope you both find relief and...

  54. vioxx and weight gain!
    ... hey, my names ellen, i am also on the drug vioxx . But i have had no side affects to weight gain. Maybe...
    ... Hi wildflowers, My 11 year old son is on 12.5mg of Vioxx once a day. He weighs about 65 lbs and has been on ... the vioxx for about a month. He could really use the weight...
    ... My EX Doctor wanted me to try Vioxx instead of the Celebrex I was happy with, because...

  55. Any Bextra experiences to share?
    ... The last dr. was out of Bextra and he gave me some Vioxx . It worked much better for me. My pharmacist says...

  56. Help - recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... Celebrex was great, but I am allergic to Sulfa, Vioxx worked for a while and then B/P problems. I can't...

  57. Any safe NSAIDs for asthmatics?
    ... far I have tried prescription ibuprofen (800 mg), Vioxx , Bextra, Celebrex. Dr has even tried Elavil at lowest...
    ... far I have tried prescription ibuprofen (800 mg), Vioxx , Bextra, Celebrex. Dr has even tried Elavil at lowest...

  58. Mobic
    ... Bextra, Mobic and Vioxx are in the same family. Generally if one doesn't work ... doctors will try a different one. I couldn't take Vioxx at all and Bextra stopped working at the safe dose...
    ... Mobic does not have a generic name. I can't take Vioxx or Bextra, but Mobic has kept me functioning for the...

  59. Warfarin and Celebrex?
    ... Ibuprophen (Motrim, Advil etc), Naprosyn, Celebrex, and Vioxx , all have something similar in common; they increase...

  60. Is back pain OA?
    ... level, but lately my pain is so much worse. I am on Vioxx and it helps some. I have trouble doing everything...
    ... level, but lately my pain is so much worse. I am on Vioxx and it helps some. I have trouble doing everything...
    ... is damaging my joints. Sigh...what to do. I am on Vioxx and it seems to help some, but I am getting a lot...
    ... arthritis in the facet joints of my spine. I am on Vioxx and it seems to help some, but I am getting a lot ... determine how to treat your pain and your illness. If Vioxx isnt working, chances are you will need something...
    ... or if I am just wasting my time. I am still on the Vioxx , is there anything else that is better? Are there...
    ... level, but lately my pain is so much worse. I am on Vioxx and it helps some. I have trouble doing everything ... others. The pain can be excruciating. I have tried vioxx , but that didn't seem to even touch it. I am currently...

  61. Vioxx vs. Celebrex vs. Bextra
    ... Bextra. Its a slightly newer drug than Celebrex and Vioxx and it seems to be more "refined" to what its supposed...
    ... steroidal anti inflammatory's, so if you think its the Vioxx causing your troubles, I'm not sure how going to the...

  62. Old Pro with RA
    ... was diagnosed when I was 27. Ive been on Celebrex, Vioxx , Bextra, Prednisone, Methotrexate, and now on Enbrel...
    ... was diagnosed when I was 27. Ive been on Celebrex, Vioxx , Bextra, Prednisone, Methotrexate, and now on Enbrel...

  63. Switching from Vioxx to Celebrex
    ... I have not taken Vioxx but have taken others in the NSAID family, Cebrex...

  64. VIOXX is causing too many problems! Help..
    ... I have been taking Vioxx for quiet sometime now.Although it has helped my OA ... fit properly anymore. I have tried to leave off the Vioxx for a couple of weeks, but got to the point I couldn ... anyone else had this problem? If you stopped taking Vioxx , what do you take now that doesn't have the same side...
    ... Im sorry you are having so much trouble with Vioxx . A lot of people experience side effects from it though ... prescription medicine that is fast-acting and similar to Vioxx , I would ask your doctor for Bextra. Its in the same ... class as Vioxx and Celebrex but uits slightly newer and is a little ... meaning it doesnt seem to have the side effects that Vioxx does). I hope you find relief! ~Meg...
    ... Im sorry you are having so much trouble with Vioxx . A lot of people experience side effects from it though ... prescription medicine that is fast-acting and similar to Vioxx , I would ask your doctor for Bextra. Its in the same ... class as Vioxx and Celebrex but uits slightly newer and is a little ... meaning it doesnt seem to have the side effects that Vioxx does). I hope you find relief! ~Meg Thanks ... I can get some relief without ALL the side-effects Vioxx caused....
    ... Does Vioxx cause liver enzymes to become elevated?...
    ... effects whatsoever. Once, a Dr. wanted me to switch to Vioxx - I actually think he was getting kickbacks from Merck...

  65. my treatment...for all joints and spine
    ... metabolic test and said it was fine. She told me to take vioxx and I would be back to normal. Before I left, out...
    ... metabolic test and said it was fine. She told me to take vioxx and I would be back to normal. Before I left, out...

  66. Fingers killing me...HELP
    ... I have been taking VIOXX for quiet sometime and it greatly helped my arthritis...
    ... have bad pain now. Have you tried it? Even though Vioxx raised your BP, it's possible that Bextra won't. ...

  67. Celebrex for lumbar arthritis? Anyone else take it?
    ... Bextra which I believe is similar to Celebrex and Vioxx and they are all Cox-2 inhibitors. It reduced, but...

  68. Vioxx and High Blood Preasure
    ... Has anyone developed high blood preasure from taking vioxx ? If you go off vioxx does it drop. I have been taking ... old with no history of high blood preasure. If Vioxx is causing your BP to go up, then it should be lower...
    ... Has anyone developed high blood preasure from taking vioxx ? If you go off vioxx does it drop. I have been taking ... preasure. I also experienced elevated BP when taking vioxx . I've been on Bextra for about 8 months and BP has...

  69. Advice about MTX - and can you take it with Advil??
    ... with cortisone epidurals every eight months or so - Vioxx , muscle relaxants - and Advil. I understand from...
    ... When I was on mtx, I also took daypro, vioxx , naproxen and celebrex. (Not all at the same time...
    ... much for reply. I was wondering same thing about Vioxx versus Advil... And would love to know what sort...

  70. Not sure if arthritis, pain in knee
    ... up. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve and Vioxx (which they recently took off the market :) does ... attitude ha! Sure will be rough when I run out of Vioxx . A quick trip to Mexico will be in order to get more...

  71. Anyone here on Prednisone?
    ... to get of prednisone and am on Mtx 10mg weekly plus vioxx . Down to 2.5 mg Pred but do notice a huge return of...

  72. Knee Injury - Need Some Help
    ... anti-inflammatory medicine. Ibuprofen, celebrex, and vioxx are the most common ones prescribed by doctors. All...

  73. Joints cracking like crazy...
    ... still crack a lot. Pain and stiffness is minimal with Vioxx . Some days they feel better than others (today not ... recovery. He wants me to eventually stop taking the Vioxx which I hope I can do. I should also note that...

  74. botox for ra or ankylosing muscle stiffness
    ... time will tell). I am taking 5-6mg Prednisolone, Vioxx but it is not helping enough. Though that vioxx is...

  75. Adapting to limitations
    ... saw what they did to my father. I know celebrex and vioxx are supposed to be better than older NSAIDS, but I...


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