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To: expat1000

“Just my $.02 but NSAIDs seem to give little/no benefit with huge risks.”

I’ve been taking Celebrex 200mg/day for about 20 years. I’d be unable to use my hands without it. But, with it and sleeping in braces, I have almost zero hand problems. I’ve had no adverse reactions. If it takes 10 years off my life, then the life I would have lived would have hurt a good deal more without the drug.


3 posted on 06/29/2013 4:27:08 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

I forgot about Celebrex. It seems to be exceptionally effective.


4 posted on 06/29/2013 4:31:34 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Gen.Blather; expat1000; Gaffer

According to the article, diclofenac is risky for specific patients: those with heart disease, blocked arteries, smokers, etc., but has no additional risk for most people.

Also, many trashy starlets and reality-tv persons are pregnant and stuff.


6 posted on 06/29/2013 4:40:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I’ve been taking Celebrex 200mg/day for about 20 years. I’d be unable to use my hands without it. But, with it and sleeping in braces, I have almost zero hand problems. I’ve had no adverse reactions. If it takes 10 years off my life, then the life I would have lived would have hurt a good deal more without the drug.

With most powerful drugs it's usually a cost/benefit thing. I'm the same way with asthma; the drugs might shorten my life (although they're not very powerful) but if they do I'll have considered the tradeoff to have been in my benefit.

Unfortunately there are certain busybodies out there who don't wish to give the sufferer an option in the matter.

8 posted on 06/29/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Have tried MSM?


16 posted on 06/29/2013 7:51:24 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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