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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I was prescribed Flector patches after surgery to repair my collarbone, which came with frozen shoulder that I've been getting physical therapy on for weeks. I have not used the patches regularly, just when I have a little pain. Early on I had pain in the shoulder area but could not place the patch directly on the shoulder because of the surgical scar. The patches helped somewhat. Now I have some pain for stepping up workouts on the shoulder, and I can place the patch directly on the pain area, and it's working wonderfully. The patch has a kind of numbing feeling, and overall the feeling can be compared to what ibuprofen does in reducing inflammation. The patches can make me a little sleepy. They also can be a little large for certain spots
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: Used twice under walking boot for broken fibula, use for rotator cuff sprain for six weeks, used for left knee pain for three years prior to replacement of knee. Way better than an opiate, I could work! More effective too most of the time.
Review by Mylowerback sucks (taken for less than 1 month):
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I requested my MD to prescribe me the patch for lower T4 pain last week. Started taking it on Wednesday and today is Sunday same week. I'm now 80% better and changing the patch every 12 hours as prescribed to me. The first day (for whatever reason), I got a surge of energy when I first put on the patch. The pain subsided to about a level 3 from a level 6 after wearing it for just a few short hours.
Do not stop wearing the patch as the pain will come back quickly. I did have to supplement the pain with additional meds after I did some light home repairs (despite the the warnings) and this kept the pain level down.
Review by The Sore One (taken for less than 1 month):
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I must say, having tried Lidoderm gel, lidocaine patches, and many others. I have to be honest, these patches are amazing, I got a real mad torn meniscus & was in unbearable pain. Pain meds didn't even help, but this patch was amazing in it's effectiveness. I got a sample from my pain management Dr., & just decided to use it thinking it can't hurt, so glad I did, MIRACLES. Note: the pain med was only Lortab but it most definitely aided in the dealing with of the pain.
The only draw back, which was a big one, but pain is under control but you cannot mix other NSAID w/ this like Advil, aspirin, etc..
I'm scared to find out their cost, I have a script for them but if the lidocaine was exactly 10$ each patch, likely more $
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have an osteotomy in my left tibia. The surgery was a year ago, and the break has not filled in with new bone. I was prescribed the patches with the caveat that "they may not work." They work very well and my pain has decreased between 75-90%. If I use them as directed (1 every 12hrs) they are most effective. There are some issues with the adhesive on the edges but I've found if I warm them with my hand they stick better. True, there is very little movement of fabric over the area as with back issues. I work with a personal trainer 5 days a week so the leg gets a lot of use. Mine is an unusual use for these patches, but they are definitely worth a try.
Review by Coach_Andy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have arthritis is both knees from years of athletics, in my youth. I have moderate to severe pain after long standing, use or cold. The Flector Patch on my knees are perfect. I use them as needed and I experience 90% relief without having to take any oral medicines. I am a FAN!
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: Had shoulder arthroscopic surgery for a bone spur and tear four months ago. Pain was bad with little improvement the past 2 months, even with rehab/exercises and Vicodin and later Mobic (Meloxicam) and finally Motrin. Nothing worked. Couldn't sleep, constant ache from shoulder into my bicep. Rather than get a Cortisone shot yesterday, the doctor suggested I try a sample of the Flector Patch. I wore it last night and finally experienced some relief. I'd say the pain is about 75% better, and I managed to get some sleep.
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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I suffer with fibromyalgia mostly in my upper back and both sides of my neck. Flector patches ARE INCREDIBLE! I had been receiving pain shots for years to relieve the muscle pain that in turn caused me to have migraine/tension headaches more than 15 days per month. The major problem is that Insurance does NOT cover these patches and I have drained my Dr. of all of their samples. I highly recommend them if you can afford them!
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: It has helped my back, but not completely eliminated pain or discomfort. The patch has greatly enhansed my quality of life, easy to use and does not cause any problems to my stomach.
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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I've had multiple cervical fusion surgeries due to an accident 10 years ago. I get flare ups that cause severe pain and numbness in both hands. Before I was prescribed the patches the episodes could last a week or more but now using the patch I'm back up and around in one or two days so I say they work pretty well.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have plantar fasciatis in both feet which had changed my gait until I had bursitis in both hips and was in quite a bit of pain. Within 24 hours the bursitis and pain in my feet had subsided! I have no trouble getting around at all now and can take long walks without paying for it later. Incredible! Love them. I use them on both insteps 24 hours a day.
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have been on the patch for about 4 months now. It has by far worked better than anything else I have tried. I am about to change out of it because my body has been building a resistance to it. It is working only about 40% compared to before but I don't blame the patch. I think it's fantastic. Hope it works for you..
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: After 2 years of pain after my total knee replacement , I was prescribed every narcotic under the sun, would work for 1-2 weeks then back to pain. I finally went to a pain management doctor and he prescribed the 1.3 Flector patch. Within the first 30 mins experienced relief. I wear two of them one on either side of the knee. I have been on them for one month, I use them for about 10 hrs a day. The only bad side effect I have experienced is massive weight gain. About 15 lbs in only one month. It does warn you on the label about possible fast weight gain. I have always maintained my weight by give or take 5 lbs...but 15lbs in 1 month is absurd.
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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I had tried Lidoderm and had fair to good results. I was reluctant to try the Flector because of the cost. My insurance did not cover them. In an impulsive act due to frustration with pain, I got the script filled. Within 2 hours I noticed that the severe pain in my knee was almost gone, and I slept very well through the night. These are a miracle and work as well as or better than any systemic medicine including narcotics. They really do work.
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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: As an avid runner, I suffered a painful IT band (iliotibial band) strain on the outside of my left knee. Went to the doctor after a week of pain and not much healing taking place to make sure I didn't suffer any major ligament damage. He diagnosed the IT band issue and gave some samples of Flector Patch and as more of a comic relief, stated that "these really shouldn't work, but actually do". Was a little skeptical at first, but these patches do provide wonderful relief. Four patches later I am feeling much improvement in the mobility of my knee strain. Definitely worth a try.
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: My podiatrist gave me a sample containing 2 patches for heel spur/achiles tendon pain. I've been using the patch for 3 days and have noticed a marked improvement in the amount of pain. Based on other reviews with issues of sticking, I use veterinary wrap to hold it in place. I've since called my podiatrist asking for a full prescription based on the relief I already feel.
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have been using the patch for about a week now and it has been very effective. I do have to use sports tape to keep the patch in place but other than that it works. I suffer from fibromyalgia and it relieves my pain.
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I tried this patch but 3 hours into wearing it , I was awakened with severe nausea. I had taken no other medicines, and had eaten before I applied the patch. Once I took it off, then nausea finally subsided.
Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: I have upper neck pain and middle back pain from an auto accident. By stretching the patch with help from my husband to put it on it stays put all 12 hours covering both spots of pain. I work at a computer for most of my working days without the patch my neck is aching very badly by the end of the day, so putting it on before work prevents the pain at the end of the day. My doctor advised me to use it as a preventative and it does do the job.
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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: My friend, a registered nurse, recommended this product. Like a lot of women, I have sporadic pain in my shoulder and neck area. Whether this is the result of stress and/or carrying a heavy purse, I don't know. Anyhow....I tried the patch and within 90 minutes my pain was gone! I have since recommended this product to other women at work with the same issues and they also had good results.
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