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Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 in Kidney Conditions
Question: Hi. I am 59 years old and have been taking Celebrex 200 mg qd for the past 6 years. Prior to that from age 18 to 25, took Indocin, Tolectin, etc. My most recent bloodwork showed a BUN of 23 and a Ceeatine of 0.81. My EGFR is > 60 and am Caucasian. Previous test showed BUN of 21 and Cewatine of 0.87

is there reason for concern
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
why do you need pain killers on a regular basis

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to health care magic,
First of all I do not know why you need pain killers on a regular basis. Do you have a Rheumatoid problem? Even if you take them, give a gap of a couple of days if possible between doses, to protect your kidneys which you are obviously worried about.
Your BUN and creatinine are well within normal range both times. A slight variation is normal and does not matter.
Your e GFR is also fine, although >90 will be better.
Please revert back so I can advise you better.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Geeta Sundar 32 minutes later
I have severe DJD in bilateral knees and shoulders plus DJD in Lumbar spine/facet joints, bilateral Sacro-Iliac Joints, Lumbar Stenois with H/O Righ HNP at L5-S1. Also have DJD in bilateral feet, ankles, and hips. Celebrex seems to work to keep things at bay. Tried Tramadol in conjunction with Celebrex.
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
as far as possible take local treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi as far as possible take local treatment--and regular Physiotherapy/exercises.
You can also get a TENS machine and apply locally. Use Celebrex to a minimum and continue to monitor kidney functions.
Consult your doctor on use of plain muscle relaxants at night.
Gabapentine may also help.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Geeta Sundar 9 hours later
Hi:
Thanks for the answers. To follow up:
1. Exercising
- have a set of stretches that I do 2x a day
- go to PT every 2 weeks for traction and manual manipulation
- walk 4x a day at 15 minute intervals for a total of 60 minutes
2. Neuropathy
- Neuropathy is good when SI joints not inflamed
3. Sleep
- sleep average about 8 hrs a night. No pain while slleeping but back very stiff when arising every am
- would Flexeril of 5-10 mg at night help?????
4. Future plan
- plan to possibly get RFA on Si Joints by Pain Management
- would be able to get of Celebrex and just use ES Tylenol
- am seeing my PCP on Wednesday

Thanks,

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes Flexeril at night will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, good routine!
Yes Flexeril at night will help.
Gabapentin at night is good for neuropathy.
Hope you are on B-12 supplement.
Discuss with your PCP.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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