Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT @NSAID'S
    avatar
    aprilrose9 posted:
    Eat this info with a grain of salt. Of course I am not a physician, but this is secondhand info from a physician. Several years ago, at that time NSAID's came in six categories. He showed me all of the categories and the long lists of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Perhaps, most of you know this already, but thought I would mention it just in case. What I was told, if you take an NSAID from one category, and it does not work, then none of the NSAID's from that category will work. You then need an NSAID from a different category. Just thought I would pass this tidbit on, in case it is correct. If true, could save you some time trying one that would prove ineffective and possibly some of your hard earned dollars. Discuss the possibility of this with your Dr. Best to All, AprilRose9
    Was this Helpful?
    2 of 2 found this helpful
    Reply
     
    avatar
    trs1960 responded:
    That's good to know. The book I recommended talks about the marketing schemes being the primary differences between NSAIDS. The cox-2 inhibitors were good until they got yanked. They were linked to cardiac problems, but I can't help laugh when I listen too the disclaimers on all the vanity drugs or contraception commercials.
     
    avatar
    trs1960 replied to trs1960's response:
    Looks like Celebrex is a viable cox-2
     
    avatar
    jselleck replied to trs1960's response:
    My husband and I laugh too at the disclaimers. He loves to make fun of them. Like if a viagra commercial comes on he'll say stuff like "if you start bleeding from every orifice or you can't feel your hands or legs, stuff like that. Drives me crazy!!!! But he's sweet that way, so what can I say??? Have a nice day.


    Helpful Tips

    releif
    Ice works wonders More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 4 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center