DICLOFENAC: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: “This gel is MAGIC. I had very bad back pain that pain killers hardly touched. After applying Voltarol to my lower back, within a few minutes the pain was halved, and within 15 – 20 minutes my back pain was completely gone. I love it!”

Cee (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2018

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: “I bought it originally for knee pain, the cartilage in my knee is almost worn out and I have a separated tendon behind my knee. The Voltaren did help with the pain. But years ago maybe 20 years ago I broke my ankle it has alway been swollen and bone chips floating around. So about 6 month ago I decided to try it on my ankle, I couldn’t believe it the pain was gone within an hour. I was amazed, and I don’t even have to use it everyday..”

Bruce (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Osteoarthritis: “I have osteoarthritis and I have been using the gel for a few days now and when it was first prescribed I thought “no way a topical cream is going to take away the serious pain in my knees.” I was shocked when I felt the dull numbing feeling it have me pretty much instantly. However, as much as I love the relief I feel… It really doesn’t last long. I am a very busy full time hairstylist and mom of 3 and I feel like I need to apply more than 4 times a day. I’m afraid to take my Motrin 800 with it, not sure It is safe to combine them. But overall, I am very grateful I finally have something that works!”

Deanna (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: “I am a type 2 diabetic for about 20 years now and last year my one knee really got sore and walking was tough. I used all kind of pain cremes on my knee but nothing worked. I got a cortisone shot and it worked for about a month, but it really elevates the blood sugars. Now I have been using Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) on my feet for a few years to get rid of the nerve pain, because nothing else worked. So I shaved my knee and tried the DMSO and like the foot pain I find it gives me about 10 days of relief. My family Dr is not a fan of the cortisone shots, and says the DMSO is safer. I am now trying DMSO mixed with some Voltaren. I leave it on for an hour then wash the knee and apply Aloe Vera to reduce the itching from the Voltaren. The 50 50 mixture itches more than the DMSO. But I can walk without hobbling along like Chester.”

wayne (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 1, 2018

Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: “I suffer from pain in my lower back due to a car wreck injury over 30 years ago. I also suffer from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I had asked my doctor for lidocane patches and she said I would have a rough time getting them approved by insurance, so she prescribed the Flector patch. I was worried about using them because the instructions war about placing over broken skin. There is no place on my back I can place the patch without touching a patch of psoriasis. I quit taking ibuprofen months ago. I am a professional singer and it was effecting my vocal chords. I decided to try the patch last night and woke up at 2:30 am with severe pain in my left leg. It felt like my knee was going to explode. The pain went away about 30 minutes after I removed the patch. I have 3 boxes of these patches and they are headed for the trash.”

John (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: “I suffer with osteoarthritis in both of my hips. I’ve had 1 hip replaced and both pre and post surgery I suffer with lower back pain. Used Voltaren Gel and no marked relief. I used to have, and have just re-ordered, a THERATERM digital moisture heat pad which helps all kinds of aches (knees/back/shoulder) (amazing heat pad) … and I’m going to try another topical solution called ‘LivRelief’ and see if it helps (I’m still hoping). My quality of life has very much deteriorated as a result of this lower back pain – even the simplest of tasks.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 25, 2018

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