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.
Tender - pain when it is touched or pressed on
Sore - hurts no matter what
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...
thanks like always I appreciate your advice
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.