I started taking Celebrex in October 2008 after trying a variety of other NSAID's which had no positive effect on my joint inflammation. Some of the other NSAID's I tried had intolerable gastric side effects as well.
I have been taking 1 x 200mg daily now for almost five months and I have found them to be extremely beneficial. Within less than two weeks my joint pain was minimal and I only get the occasional flare up now.
They have also helped me to taper down from the prednisone (im currently on 2mg as from this week).
On the two occasions I have forgotten to take a dose I can feel the joint pains returning before the day is out.
I have had no noticeable side effects from the Celebrex.