My doctor prescribed Meloxicam for my mild to moderate limb and phantom pain; I had never heard of it so I did some research about it before I started taking it. One of the warnings on the side of the bottle is that it should not be taken with aspirin contain products which I am to help keep my blood on the thin side. When I picked up the prescription there was a red flag on the bag; my pharmacist wanted to talk to me about this before I started taking it. He told me that he called the doctor to double check the prescription because I had a heart attack two and a half years ago and one of the medications I was on could have an interaction with the Meloxicam. My doctor said that the prescription was correct but never made any comment about the possible side effects or interactions with other medications. My pharmacist told me to be extremely careful with it and to call the doctor if I had any issues with shortness of breath, retaining fluids or having trouble sleeping. While those are the same symptoms of congestive heart failure, which this drug can cause, I was a little hesitant to take it after all I had read about it but when you have pain you are going to try anything for relief. The first few times that I tried this I got sick. I felt horrible and it did nothing for my limb pain or my phantom pain. I was dizzy, I felt bloated about five hours after taking it and I noticed that my urine output was almost nothing. I called the doctors office and the nurse said that she would give the doctor the message but I never heard back from him. I waited about a week and took another one when I had massive limb pain and the same things happened. That was the end of the Meloxicam for me. It is a medication that is usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis so I have no idea why my doctor thought that this would work for my limb and phantom pains. If you are prescribed this I urge you to read about the possible side effect of it so that if something does happen you will be prepared.