50 patient evaluations for Diclofenac

The-Gig
40365 thumb
The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M57y
FM:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See The-Gig's full Diclofenac history

Mar 21, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in hips: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic Pain Syndrome: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: The manufacturer fell behind and is back ordered until June at which time I will return to Voltaren Gel as the substiture Pennsaid is not nearly as effective., even though the active ingredients are the same. I'm guessing the consistancy of the gel caused it to be absorbed at a slower and steadier rate that then the consistancy of the Pennsaid lotion.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in hips: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic Pain Syndrome: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 9, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in hips: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic Pain Syndrome: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: This gel was originally prescribed by a hospital doctor for my lower back, after discharge, my regular doctor said I could use it for my other aches and pains. The gel is odorless and grease-less. I was told that it is based on a similar medication to Lidocaine which is what the dentist uses in your mouth before doing dental work (often called Novocaine). You do not get that numb feeling like you do in your mouth where it makes you drool and talk funny and your lips feel like they've swollen 3 times their size. However, about twenty minutes after application, you do not feel any pain at all, but it is only a short term solution to pain. I usually use it if I'm hurting so bad that I have to take my break through pain medication (hydrocodone) and I use the gel to bridge the gap between taking the hydrocodone and the time it really kicks in (at least an hour for me). Sometimes, the gel is sufficient for neck pain to the degree that I don't need the hydrocodone. My regular pain mgmt system is Fentynol patches which deliver a prescribed dosage constantly in a "per hour" measurement. I think this gel is awesome!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
testatestova
47496 thumb
testatestova
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Tendinitis 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Tendinitis

See testatestova's full Diclofenac history

Jan 30, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in arms: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
minxymel24
34457 thumb
minxymel24
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: None
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
CFS:?y
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See minxymel24's full Diclofenac history

Sep 26, 2011 (Started Jan 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle and joint pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Gerd-NF
12488 thumb
Gerd-NF
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Gerd-NF's full Diclofenac history

Jul 10, 2011 (Started May 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: now against acute pains I take ibuprofen 400

  • 0 helpful marks
Pchelovod
Portrait default thumb
Pchelovod
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 35
Condition: Migraine
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Migraine

See Pchelovod's full Diclofenac history

Jul 5, 2011 (Started Jul 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little

  • 0 helpful marks
Chigi
28940 thumb
Chigi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M53y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Chigi's full Diclofenac history

Apr 15, 2011 (Started Mar 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dirty Butter
774 thumb
Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 72
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

See Dirty Butter's full Diclofenac history

Apr 7, 2011 (Started Apr 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I had an allergic reaction to the gel that required a trip to the ER to get a steroid shot and a prescription for a Medpak. ER doc called it Angioedema. My mouth and lower part of my face are swollen way out.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Angioedema

  • 0 helpful marks
vardemale
15894 thumb
vardemale
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See vardemale's full Diclofenac history

Mar 4, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: after some years of using this drug for pain, my doctor wanted to add for extra medicine for stomach problems prevention, so I decided to stop. around the same time I started voltaren/diclofenac I developed skin issues, lichen scleroses on penis. now after I stopped diclofenac this is not longer a issue. therefor I'll have to assume it was only a side effect, but no doctor found the combination of voltaren and my development of skin issues on penis to be connected. shame on them, I lost my sex life due to incompetence from the staff of doctors.

  • 0 helpful marks
NanaBurr
21662 thumb
NanaBurr
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F44y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See NanaBurr's full Diclofenac history

Dec 14, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for sciatica: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bursitis in hips: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
tiggermomma
12329 thumb
tiggermomma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See tiggermomma's full Diclofenac history

Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can not take any narcotics with LDN so this has helped with the pain so I can take LDN
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 50 patient evaluations for Diclofenac