Celebrex vs Ibuprofen
I know this is only indirectly related to Spine Health, but since I am a "member" here I wanted to ask it.
I used to take 2 Ibuprofen a night to help my overall arm pain and to sleep better, and it seems to help. I would also take 2 before walking 3-4 miles, which I do at most 3 times a week.
My current PCP seems to really not like Ibuprofen, and I think I understand his reasoning: some people have trouble (stomach?) with it. But previous PCPs have told me that the amounts I take are literally nothing… I guess some people take 8 a day!
So anyway my PCP wanted me to try Celebrex. I have been on it about 2+ weeks now (no more Ibuprofen) and really have not noticed any difference.
Everything being equal I prefer to avoid prescription meds.
Has anyone else looked at these two and how did you come down?