12 patient evaluations for Voltaren Gel

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

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May 16, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hip Bursitis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Gillsie
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Gillsie
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 49
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 16 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Sep 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Four times daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

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Nov 15, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Arthritis pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Dizziness (vertigo), Deep itching)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 27, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Tendinitis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine)
  • side effects
    Severe (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It made me extremely nauseous.

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Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
216 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 28, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M59y
CFS:12y Dx
FM:19y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 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)

  • 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

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

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD))
  • side effects
    Mild (someswellingjust as when taking orally)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: none
Description:F48y
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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