Hi all. I don't usually post on this subject. I'm 3 months post op PLIF. 57 (on Feb 21) and have the usual peripheral issues, bursitis in shoulder, arthritis in knees and hip. I want to go off of Lortab. Am taking 5 mgs every 5 hours now. While fusing, my doc will only allow Celebrex because it doesn't interfere with fusion as much as other NSAIDS.
My question - is Celebrex bad? I've had several on this website warn me about it. Does anyone know of another anti-inflamatory anti-arthritis drug that would be better? I just hate continuing on narcotics. They seem to be effecting my moods, now (irritable, depressed).
Any suggestions would be welcomed!