I haven't had my surgery yet it should be within the next month, just waiting on a date. When I saw my surgeon for my consult, I specifically asked about my arthritis and what I could take. He said I could continue taking my celebrex, but never anything like motrin, naproxen, aleve or anything else. So I guess I will be ok with the celebrex we will see. I also take darvocet, I am not sure if they will continue letting me take that after or not.