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Mobic Meloxicam

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Too Many Potentially Harmful Side Effects For Me


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.



Suddenly, my left knee just doesn't hurt that much!


Mobic was prescribed to me by my physician, who I consider one of the best, and I did some research because I am a Medical Assistant student and have been trained to look into all prescribed medications, and I am in total disbelief of the long, long list of side-effects and warnings! The warning sign is printed in the description of this medications about 20 times! I have been experiencing pain in my left knee after, yes, at 53 years of age, I decided I could move all of home furnitiur, etc. by myself. Well, i encountered the transition of living in a building with an elevator for 16 years, to a two story building with no elevator. Needless to say, my knee paid for this unwise decision ever since. I cannot speak for all patient currently taking this medication, yet the warnings are so mind boggling, I fel no pain in my knee any longer. Prescription medication is so easily prescribed and abused in the United States. I am a firm believer that every human being should first of all, get to know your body functions intimately, second, treat you body as a temple and third, maintaining a detoxified intwernal system works magic on your health in general. Every working system, be it your plumbing, your automobile, etc. requires constant maintenance and care. When it comes to our body, we tend to think it is maintenance free. Big mistake. We are just like a flower, we need care, nuturing and lots of love.

Burbank, CA


Take These For Arthritic Pain


I was prescribed Meloxicam last March after a visit with the nurse practitioner at my orthopedist's office.  Five years ago, I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia.  As it turned out, I had had it all of my life, but this was the first I heard about it.  It was discovered after I dislocated my hip.  The orthopedist also informed me that I had osteoarthritis in my hip.  After a few physical therapy treatments, the PT was able to push my hip bone back into place.  I had also started taking over-the-counter Aleve to deal with the pain. I decided to return to the orthopedist this year to get an update on my condition, as I was told in 2006 that I would be needing a hip replacement within five years.  Unfortunately, they stuck me with a nurse practitioner.  It was at this time that she prescribed Meloxicam. I hate taking any type of prescription drug, mainly because of side effects.  In order for Meloxicam to be effective, naturally, you must take it as prescribed.  I always wonder, though, if I am a size 4, why should I be taking the same dosage as someone who weighs over 200 pounds? Some of the side effects of this drug are: headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, and nausea.  The one I have been dealing with the most is dizziness.  I have to watch it when I stand up too quicky. A few months after the visit to my orthopedist, I developed plantar fasciitis in my foot.  The podiatrist said Mobic would help that also.  Middle-age is a real pain!

Cin-Cin, OH


Meloxicam - helps relieve your chronic pain


I have been suffering with chronic pain for 8 years.  I was seeing an Arthritis and Pain Management Specialist who recommended that I take Mobic.  The generic substitute is Meloxicam.  Meloxicam is a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory medication. Since the Meloxicam does not relieve all of my pain I began to wonder if I should be taking it at all.  I try to take as few prescription drugs as possible.  I asked my Family Doctor if it would be OK to try a few days without the medication and see if there was any real difference.  I also asked her if I could just stop the medication or if I would need to wean myself off it slowly.  She said with this medication you could stop it at any time.  So I stayed off the Meloxicam for about a week.  At the end of 3 or 4 days I was in such pain that I could hardly move.  To make sure that this wasn't just a fluke, I did it again about a month later...same result.  This told me that the Meloxicam did, in fact, help relieve some of my pain. I make no health claims for this medication.  See your physician and follow his/her instructions carefully.  I must take a blood test every 6 months to check kidney function, etc.; and I take the test religiously.  As with all medications, know the risks and discuss them with your doctor. Meloxicam may help relieve your Chronic Pain so ask about your options.

Madison, OH


This drug is amazing for treating my osteoarthritis pain!


I suffer from severe osteoarthritis pain in my knees due to a congenital defect where my patellas are not properly seated on the knee joint.  After years of suffering from this pain and seeing a plethora of doctors for the problem, I found a new orthopaedic surgeon who prescribed me Mobic.  I have been using this mediciation for only two weeks and the difference is unbelievable!  I can finally climb the stairs and move freely with less pain and more mobility.  Also, the inflammation in my knee has reduced considerably.  Mobic is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.  According to drug.com, Mobic works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.  Also, there are possible side effects associated with taking Mobic.  The information pamphlet included in the prescription provides information that the medicine can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. Also, it warns that you hould not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).  Also, Mobic may increase your risk of serious stomach or intestinal problems including ulcers or bleeding.  As with any medication, you should discuss your personal situation with your doctor and notify the doctor of other medications that you are taking (both prescription and over-the-counter). I would also like to mention that I am only 35 years old, but have suffered from knee problems and injuries for many years due to overuse and playing numerous sports.  Older adults may not be able to take this medication due to possible side effects.  However, for me, Mobic has been a wonderful choice thus far!  

Owings Mills, MD


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