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??Bextra??
Jul 30, 2003
Hi, everyone :wave:

My dr. put me back on Bextra after being off it for about 2 years. Initially when I first took Bextra - I had no side effects whatsoever and it did such a great job at controlling my symptoms I thought it was the best invention since sliced bread. Sadly within about 1 - 2 months it quit working so I quit taking it. Now, due to neck pain and low back pain post PLIF (different levels than that fused I think) he put me back on it.

THIS time, however, I am having horrible indigestion and today (after about 3 days, 20mg/2X) I am so spacey [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dizzy.gif[/img] I cannot concentrate and am EXTREMELY tired. I did read that indigestion was a possible side effect, but rare and it said nothing about fatigue.

So, all you Bextra users, past and present, did you deal with this or is it just the flu - [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img] - yeah, right!

Thanks for taking the time to respond.



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gbr

JDD
2 Discograms
4 Level failed IDET
4 Confirmed torn lumbar discs, 2 full thickness
Issues now with c-spine & thoracic
Fusion of L5/S1 scheduled 3/5/03
Fusion successful - feeling better all the time
Major pain on L side of neck to shoulder - MRI revealed 2 shot discs (C5/6 & 6/7)
3 upper thoracic discs bulging as well
Re: ??Bextra??
Jul 31, 2003
Morning Alex :wave:

Thanks for your reply. I've never been on Bextra for more than a couple of months. This time it's handling my symptoms a little differently as well. I'm supposed to take one every 12 hours and by 6 hours easily my symptoms (which never go completely away anyway) come back with full force - not sure it's worth it this time.

How are you doing Alex? I'm starting the MedX machine today (which is about 4 months early!) My surgeon said that as long as they keep the weight down and watch me real close he thinks I can handle it. I'm a little excited and scared at the same time. But it's important for me to try to get these other levels stable now, (if that's even possible at this late stage - but at least get the muscles to working properly again) especially after the fusion!

Morning, Linda!
I have had allergic reactions to Vioxx and Celebrex never did squat. Isn't it funny the difference in meds? Well, I'm still taking the Bextra until tomorrow when I go in for my post injection appt. What a disappointment that was! Pure waste of time and money. Do you think that after, let's see, 2 injections in my left ankle, 3 in my right elbow, 4 in my left elbow, 4 in my right wrist, 5 in my feet and 4 in my spine that I'm immune to choritzone? Probably.

I'm bummed about this Bextra thing because it really is the only thing that has given me relief, but I'm thinking that this time it's gonna be a no go.

He's also put me on Kadian and some other time released narcotic in the past, both of which were also a waste of time and money. The narcotics just first of all don't do anything for the pain and they just make me sick! I remember after the surgery they had me on morphine for the first night and 1/2 of the next day and honestly, I hurt the same even after I told them to stop the drip. So, what's the point?

I often feel like the body's natural endorphines will take over if we don't help it with pain pills, so I'd rather not take any anyway.

How are you doing after your big garage sale weekend? How are you feeling?

Good to hear from you Linda, keep in touch, okay?



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gbr

JDD
2 Discograms
4 Level failed IDET
4 Confirmed torn lumbar discs, 2 full thickness
Issues now with c-spine & thoracic
Fusion of L5/S1 scheduled 3/5/03
Fusion successful - feeling better all the time
Major pain on L side of neck to shoulder - MRI revealed 2 shot discs (C5/6 & 6/7)
3 upper thoracic discs bulging as well





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