For the past couple of months, I have had increasing left hip pain and a tightening of the muscles around the hip area and into my lower back. This is aggravated by bicycling and walking and perhaps swimming. I am not sure about which causes what, however. It has limited my bicycling just a bit. It is not excruciating, but is certainly noticeable.
I have been doing a lot of stretching (as always), and, while it helps a bit, it does not stop the pain.
My left hip has always been subject to soreness since some acute bursitis from "a lifting a heavy rock injury" many years ago. However, thie most recent flare-up has been persistent. I don't really know if it is bursitis, arthritis or some sort of referred pain.
I know - "See a doctor" - which I will if it persists. But, right now, with my wife's never-ending complications from post-herpetic neuralgia (Shingles) and some other medical difficulties, it seems that we might as well move next door to the docs office. I am trying not to add a further burden and complication.
Which brings us to Celebrex. I am on aspirin therapy (related to my atrial fibrillation I had treated and cured some years ago, but for which I must still take a full adult aspirin per day) which means I can not use Ibuprofen or most other anti-inflammatories. I can use Celebrex, and I finally took one two nights ago. It (or something) provided relief yesterday, and everything felt much better.
So, finally, my question. Besides being horribly expensive, have any of you used Celebrex regularly, and, if so, what side effects or other complications, etc., have you had from it?