52 patient evaluations for Diclofenac

Theresa Anne
Portrait default thumb
Theresa Anne
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See Theresa Anne's full Diclofenac history

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Clivers
44507 thumb
Clivers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Specific Antibody Deficiency 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Specific Antibody Deficiency

See Clivers's full Diclofenac history

Apr 12, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LeahLemonade
44212 thumb
LeahLemonade
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F35y
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See LeahLemonade's full Diclofenac history

Apr 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Psoriatic Arthritis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not much help with pain and gave me heartburn everyday. Tried the Arthrotec version with the coating to help with heartburn and it helped a little. Wouldn't recommend it if you are in a lot of pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
The-Gig
40365 thumb
The-Gig
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M58y
CFS:12y Dx
FM:19y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See The-Gig's full Diclofenac history

Mar 21, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic Pain Syndrome)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic Pain Syndrome)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 9, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic Pain Syndrome)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weakness in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Tendinitis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

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

See minxymel24's full Diclofenac history

Sep 26, 2011 (Started Jan 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Tongue tied (decreased verbal fluency))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
Chigi
28940 thumb
Chigi
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M54y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Chigi's full Diclofenac history

Apr 15, 2011 (Started Mar 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dirty Butter
774 thumb
Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Degenerative Disc Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Neck pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Angioedema)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 52 patient evaluations for Diclofenac