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Celebrex.... Weight gain?

I started taking Celebrex two months ago and have gained 18 lbs since. I am wondering if anyone has gained weight on Celebrex? I have a sprained lumbar, lumbago syndrome with back spasms. I can't take narcotic pain meds. Any alternative to Celebrex? Naproxen does nothing for my pain.
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No, they are not.

In spite of what you may have learned on the street, or perhaps a DARE class, these drugs are benzodiazipines, which is an entirely different drug class than the opioids, which are commonly called narcotics.
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Celebrex is a medication similar to aspirin, ibuprophen, and many others in a class called NSAID for Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug.

Weight gain is not one of the side effects of NSAIDs.

Perhaps since you are having less pain, you are eating better or getting more exercise? Muscle tissue weighs more than fat.

Or perhaps your disability is making you less active and causing the weight gain.

There are plenty of alternative NSAIDs available, but none are likely to be any more effective in treating your low back pain.

Have you tried a muscle relaxant? Also, is Physical Therapy effective? Often, stretching and strengthening are the best treatment for back muscle pain, in the absence of any disease of the lumbar spine.

Other treatments for lumbago are ice and hot baths, or topical analgesic creams or patches.
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I try to avoid narcotic muscle relaxants
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My doc switched me to volteran I hope it works as well in treating the pain as celebrex
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Let's hope so. Always protect your stomach lining when taking a strong NSAID like Voltaren -- take with food.

While there are no narcotic muscle relaxants, most are central acting, meaning they suppress the nervous system motor impulse. These medications can make you drowsy or worse. I don't like them either.

One muscle relaxant does not work this way -- dantrolene. It works directly on preventing the muscle contraction and does not effect the CNS. Ask your doc.
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Your sure it's non narcotic? No orange label on it?
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Yes, I'm sure.

Muscle relaxants like carisoprodol (Soma), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), and even diazepam (Valium), and clonazepam (Klonipin) are not narcotic agents, although the last two are benzodiazepines.

Ask your doc about dantrolene (Dantrium).

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Klonopin and valium are both narocotics
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lol didn't take much to make you angry.    Lmao .    I know what a benzodiazepine is. I don't know what state you live in. But Here in NY benzos opiates amphetamine  are ALL narcotics/controlled substance  
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