Also known as: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I am 46, female, with osteoarthritis in one knee - had an arthroscopy last year that seemed to just make things worse. I have tried the Synvisc injections %u2013 no help. It was getting to the point where I was sitting most of the day to avoid the pain and stiffness. Even swimming was painful. I would have to take at least 800mg of Motrin to feel the tiniest bit of relief. Tried Oxycodone and Vicodin %u2013 nothing except sleepiness. Started taking Voltaren a few days ago %u2013 the generic diclofenac %u2013 50 mg 2x a day. Wow %u2013 I am so surprised how well this is working! I am moving around with little pain and only a small amount of stiffness now. No side effects so far. I am so grateful my doctor suggested this %u2013 I am happier now!
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Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: I have had severe migraines for 15 years and no medication has been able to give me much relief until I tried Zipsor. My doctor gave me a few samples, to take up to 4 a day (which I assumed I'd be doing when a migraine came along). I took one pill and felt relief within 30 minutes and much better after an hour. I am so glad I have this medicine, it's a miracle!
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Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: I have plantar fascitis and strained a ligament below the ankle. I was in severe pain and could hardly walk. I'm a Police Officer and need mobility. My foot doctor put me on Zipsor three to four times daily. After the second day on Zipsor I really have felt no pain and no side effects. This medicine is a life saver. It also has me feeling better by giving me more energy.
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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: I've taken Cataflam for over 10 years now. I make it a point to take it on the first day of my period and I never feel any cramps or pains. I do have a pretty bad dysmenorrhea. Cataflam's great and makes my period so bearable.
diclofenac for Back Pain: I have taken this medicine on and off for the past few years and it has done wonders! My doctor tried a number of medications for years of back pain and nothing worked. Diclofenac worked immediately. At times I go off of it for a few months, but when pain comes back, it works immediately. Fortunately no side effects.
Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: I had a tooth crown that became infected and was causing me tremendous pain. Vicoden and other opiates were of little help. 25mg of Zipsor every 4 hours was my saving grace until I could get the tooth fixed.
Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: I have suffered for several years with increasing pain from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia, and now I am starting with arthritis. My rheumatologist prescribed Zipsor for me at the end of May, and I felt the difference right away. Six weeks later I am comfortable, and many days pain-free, and I have more energy than I have had since my teens! (I am sixty-one now.) Zipsor has given me back my life.
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have been taking Voltaren for the past 6 years in conjunction with omapromazin.
I would not have been able to walk, sleep or enjoy life. It is only now after having two knee replacements that I no longer need to take any medication. I think Voltaren is a way to enjoy life again, without pain. But for me I am happy to have the new knee replacements.
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diclofenac for Back Pain: I'm a 61 year old male. I have a herniated disc in my lower back. I was in severe pain. I received a series of steroid injections that really helped. Gradually the pain returned but not near as severe as the initial pain but bad enough to cause me a lot of discomfort. I've since been taking one diclofenac 75 mg tablet with one tramadol 50 mg tablet every morning. This combination works just great for me and gets me through my work day. The diclofenac and the tramadol seem to enhance each other's effect I think. The only side effect that I've noticed from this is slight constipation and a slight loss in appetite.
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: Last year when I had back pain my GP prescribed this medicine. It worked very well and I have no side effects. I stopped taking the medicine after the pain decreased and gradually disappeared. Recently, the pain came back and I am thinking to take it again but I don't know whether I should take the same medicine as it is still not out of date.
Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: I started on this medication to relieve inflammation for tennis elbow. It has done a decent job on that, but it has done an amazing job in reducing pain from plantar fascitis! I've only been on it for about 3 weeks. I've noticed no side effects.
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: I am highly alllergic to internal intake of NSAIDS. The gel has been tried as an alternative. I have had bilateral knee replacements and suffer from RSD. I thought the gel was helping the knees. However, when I was off of my narcotic protocol for
a period of two weeks, I discovered that Voltaren did not work. I was sad that it did not work because I am seeking a good alternative to narcotics.
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diclofenac for Back Pain: I'm currently taking it for sciatic nerve pain. Have previously taken narcotics with very little effect. Diclofenac works wonders. Mild upset stomach so far but not bad at all. I've also noticed that the drug seems to become more active when taken with a decent amount of food and when you are active.
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Zipsor (diclofenac) for Back Pain: I am a long time sufferer of sciatica. I have taken as much as 3600 mg of ibuprofen with only minor relief. My PCP gave me some samples on Tuesday. I took 1 Zipsor before flying from Albuquerque to Houston and had relief within the hour and for 3 full days afterward. I had no side effects.
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diclofenac for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The medication worked for a few days. but this problem comes from a long time ago surgery like 30 years ago. Now I have a fallen arch and very bad pain. The medicine works great but I think something else needs to go with this. thanks
diclofenac for Pain: This drug is an excellent anti-inflammatory. For me however, it did nothing for pain. I had recent shoulder surgery for the third time in my life, and this was prescribed for inflammation and pain. As it did decrease the inflammation, the side effects were not worth it. I developed stomach cramps, and severe diarrhea.
diclofenac for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I could not keep the oral medication in my stomach long enough to do any good, so my rhuematologist prescribed a 5% diclofenac cream that was compounded at a local pharmacy at a much lower price than Voltaren. Problem solved.
diclofenac for Pain: I was in a large amount of pain because of a bruised rib cage, it hurt to move, breathe, walk... well do almost anything.
I don't like narcotic drugs because they just mute pain, and pain is your body's natural feedback loop, saying "Hey, don't move that way... I'm still broken"
I am on a 75mg dose, and within hours I could breathe and move much better- magical stuff. Pain is still there, but more like a sore muscle at this point... not like the sharp barbed wire in my chest feeling it had been.
I have been eating with every dose, the doctor told me that this can be pretty harsh on your stomach if you are not careful.
Hopefully I can decease my dose in a week.
This is like a sledgehammer to inflamed tissue. No ill effects.
diclofenac for Sciatica: My sister had terrible side effects with this medicine. Rapid heartbeat, sweating, tingling arms and legs, itching, burning of her skin. She changed all laundry products and body soaps looking for relief.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: Voltaren is a fabulous drug. I have osteoarthritis of the spine and hip and carpel tunnel syndrome. After taking Voltaren for 3 days, 50mg once a day, I am no longer limping and the inflammation in my hands has gone down. I am back to hiking, swimming and piano playing. What a relief.
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