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Should I take Arcoxia for thumb pain?
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MrCrumbs posted:
Hi,

I've been experiencing pain in the middle section of my thumb (where it bends) for a month or two. I do not remember hitting it or bending it to far etc.
It doesn't hurt all the time, only when I bend it, use it to open bottles, etc.

I went to the doctor today, he looked at it for a few seconds, said that it's probably some kind of inflammation/mini-arthritis and gave me a prescription for Arcoxia. He said if it doesn't go away in 10 days to come again.

Now this doctor is very young and just out of med school, and I made the appointment just because it was the earliest date I could find in my area. My question is if I should take the pills. I don't like taking pills unless they're necessary, and I'd like to know if let's say he's wrong with his diagnosis - if it's still OK to take the pills.

I'd appreciate any advice,
John
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_swank_ responded:
I've never heard of Arcoxia.and I have no idea if it will help or not. I assume it's some kind of anti-inflammatory. That being said, what do you want? You went to the doctor, and he offered a treatment plan. What do you have to lose? If you take the pills and they don't work you go back in 10 days like he said. Then he'll either order more tests or send you to a specialist. If he's wrong about the diagnosis so what. Then you'll be that much closer to knowing what's wrong. You csn opt to not take the pills and keep the pain and still not know what's wrong.


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