Hi all. I have SI joint dysfunction for 30+ yrs. I'm a F, 37yrs, 5'6", 120 pounds, and athletic. SI joint was confirmed with injection. Also many tests done to find cause with no success. Although the shot was a wonderful 3 weeks, as soon as it wore off the pain was back to the beginning. So this also confirmed constant inflammation of the joint. No inflammation issues in other areas of back or body.
So now doc tried me on Mobic (Meloxicam). I'm on the maximum dose of 15 mg/day. I've been on it now a week and I'm still feeling pain, but it seems it may be lessening and becoming more spurts of pain rather than constant. I'm supposed to allow 2 weeks before knowing if the med is working. So, it seems it may be since it's only been a week and I'm starting to notice some difference.
Has anyone been on this medication? What were your results if so?? I have concerns since this medication is has some very bad side effects if used long term. If this med works, I know my doc will probably try to lower the dose or possibly even wean me off...but this is something well into the future and not known if it will be possible without the pain returning.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated?? Thank you so much!!