I got back from my appt today and of course I have NO PAIN yet today.. the Neuro touched different areas on my face and asked if they were sore, I said NO.. but the bottom and side of my face was tender, not sore so I said no it wasn't sore, I don't know if I should have said it was tender???
at these appt I never leave feeling like I said what I wanted to say?? does this happen alot.
she said she didn't think it was TN.. but wanted me to try this RX.. Indomethacin.
I take Cellebrex everyday 200mg.. what is the difference or how can I find out the difference .. from Celebrex and Indomethacin?
the Neuro said to stop the Celebrex for the time I take the other med..10 days.. she said to call her office next week and let them know how I'm doing.
so I don't know.. my face if fine right now.. I will get the Rx filled when i get out.. and try it to see if it helps with the face pain.
Indomethacin is an old non-steroidal anti-inflammatory whose use has really dropped off. It is notorious for causing gastric bleeding and for fluid retention so watch your sodium intake and I would have you take Prilosec OTC or a similar.
Facial pain has been studied up the wazoo and if anti-inflammatories were a benefit, then they would be used and not the atypical anti-epileptics like carbamzaepine.
I can only imagine that she thinks you are having TMJ pain, where an anti-inflammatory might be useful. But, then you were already ON an anit-inflammatory so?????...........
Makes no sense to me.
Yes, you should always tell a doctor that something is tender (if it is) when they press
on it. That is what they are looking for.
thanks Quix... I know this doesn't make much sense to me either.. but then, she prescribed this and told me it was a Non steriod antiinflammitory?? and I reminded her I take Celebrex...she said how much and said to stop it for 10 days to see if this other med will help?
I will try it and will take it with food.....also cut salt..and drink water.. if it hurts my stomach I will stop it and let the Neuro know. and let her know how my face pain is doing.
she asked if I had been under stress at all...so yes, maybe she is thinking TMJ pain..and it could be...
Talk to your doctor about taking 200mg "everyday". I am a tennis teaching pro, 60 years and have been taking 200mg a day for lower back/disk problems and degenerative knee (both knees) desease.
I have never felt so flexible and pain free in the past 8 months than I have in 25 years.
I consider Celebrex to be a "miracle drug"
Remember: Only you and your doctor will know if Celebrex is right for you. Long term use of Celebrex is no different than any other NSAID. If you are a candidate for it and it "actually works better than other NSAIDS" then you're one of us who are very lucky to be able to use this drug.
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