I felt the need to share this right away with you. I’m being treated for post-op pain from rotator cuff surgeries, which coincides with a significant fibro flare. I’ve been receiving trigger point injections, plus a Tramadol + Tylenol + Ibuprofen mix which worked ok, then began having stomach symptoms and had to stop the ibuprofen. My doc sent in an Rx for Celebrex (celecoxib), which was delayed in insurance approval long enough for my pain to become miserable. Once I started taking it on Friday, though, not only did my shoulder pain stop, but my body pain did too! Hips, femur, knees, shins, head, jaw, face. I vote YES! for all this.
I did some searching today, and found out that a combo Celebrex/Famvir drug is zipping through trials, and you can read more here:
The addition of the Famvir, an antiviral, seems to be related to helping the chronic IBS that is so pervasive among fibromyalgia sufferers.
Evidently, the combo of drugs was already outperforming others offered for fibromyalgia treatment. If you’re interested, perhaps your doc might also start you on some Celebrex, and I’m going to at least inquire about Famvir, since both are already on the market.