10 patient evaluations for Voltaren Gel

Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M41y
CFS:8y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 27, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Due to the location of my injury, it's impossible to apply the gel by myself. Someone else needs to don gloves, measure the gel dose and apply it. If it are easier to apply it myself, adherence wouldn't be an issue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Jan 25, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I haven't had any nausea with the gel. I honestly don't Remember if I ever took an oral form of this. I will have to go back & look at my records. The difficulty i have using it is because i can't always reach the areas that need it, you need to make sure you rub it in well & it's dry before putting socks on & it flakes off a bit when your rubbing it in. I haven't found it that effective for the pain, but does reduce some swelling caused by inflammation. I prefer compound creams and lidocaine patches. It sometimes makes that area of my skin softer,which is definitely a plus :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It made me extremely nauseous.

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bokocrew
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bokocrew
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 21
Condition: Hypermobility Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Hypermobility Syndrome

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Nov 4, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Medial Epicondylitis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lateral Epicondylitis of Elbow: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The burden is a little because of the difficulty for sometimes pressing the voltaren tube, it's made form aluminium idk why. Bite it carefully if really needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
119 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stuff is awesome, don't get me wrong, it isn't going to make your entire back stop hurting, but for joint pain in your knees, hands, feet, etc... It works decently. What makes it great is that as a topical gel it can be used with oral NSAID's.

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The-Gig
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The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M57y
FM:17y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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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

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momisnuts
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momisnuts
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex:
  • Age:
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 g Daily
Advice & Tips: This works really well for my neck or knees. Rub the gel as prescribed and then cover with a heating pad. Your pores will open and actually will relieve pain. It is temporary, but feels wonderful.
Side effects: someswellingjust as when taking orally

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PattyRo
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PattyRo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: none
Description:F46y
FM:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Ruminari
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Ruminari
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F28y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 24, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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TAG114
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TAG114
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Apr 9, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 other All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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