Oct 01, 2004 - 5:16 pm
Hello all! I was just wondering whether anyone besides myself had been put on Vioxx to prevent recurrences (or in hopes of preventing them). My tumor tissue was sent to the U of Oregon a while back and was determined to be cox-2 dependant. So I was put on Celebrex which caused me to feel like I had the flu all of the time. I was then put on Vioxx which I have been taking daily for about 11 months now. As you may have heard, it has been pulled off the market now for doubling the risk of heart attack and stroke. I had noticed that my blood pressure has increased, tightness of the chest, heart palpitations, occasional hard heart beats, etc. and was planning on speaking to the doc about it when I go for my checkup in late Oct. Now I do not know what I am going to do. I wrote an e-mail to my onc down at MD and hopefully he can put me on Bextra because I am afraid to go off cox-2 inhibitors all together. Is anyone else experiencing this? What did your doctors have to say.