6 patient evaluations for Naproxen OTC taken for the purpose of 'Osteoarthritis'

lhendrix0829
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lhendrix0829
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hypertension 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Hypertension

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Apr 7, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Seemed to help slightly with OA, but it caused more pain with stomach burning. Even when taken with food.

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Ladypisces26
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Ladypisces26
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F33y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take with food
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Osteoarthritis 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Osteoarthritis

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Dec 30, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 880 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Oct 04, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used to have really bad acid reflux for about two years. Then, when I was at The Menninger Clinic for nine weeks to basically retrieve my life from certain doom, I learned from one of the observant nurses there, Daniel, that I didn't take my pain meds with food. He asked me if I had acid reflux and I said, yes, quite badly. So from then on I have taken my vicodin and aleve with food and my acid reflux has released me from it's fiery grip.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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tweetynole
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tweetynole
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:22y Dx
FM:22y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Do not take it long term for anything. I mistakenly thought that I was doing myself a favor by not being on prescription medication. However, the naproxen caused a high ulcer in my stomach and I ended up having a vein burst and almost died. I never even knew I had an ulcer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dorcus
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Dorcus
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:1y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 15, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tension Headache: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I donated a kidney to my brother and can longer take this type of medicine because it is the only drug that is filtered thru your kidneys and not your liver.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LFSunspot
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LFSunspot
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 56
Condition: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 220 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was a very effective medication for my early stage RA and Osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, my physician determined that the medication was increasingly damaging my kidneys (I have kidney disease). In order to preserve the present kidney function I do have, I was taken off all pain meds including Aleve. Upon stopping this medication, there was immediate, slight increase in kidney function. This has been a difficult choice-live in pain or face dialysis in the future. I am working with my physician to choose alternative pain management and medications that do not filter through the kidney as much.

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