Also known as: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor
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diclofenac for Pain: I was diagnosed with pleurisy yesterday - intense pain on inhalation/yawning/coughing etc - in fact anything that involved inflating the lungs felt like I was being stabbed in the side. Was prescribed Dicloflex (Diclofenac sodium in UK) in 3 x 50mg tablets a day. Didn't seem to make a lot of difference the first day, so I continued using Paracetamol codeine for pain relief. Today I've been a lot more comfortable - it seems like it took three doses to get started. I was even able to yawn earlier and I spent a little time sleeping lying down this morning - both of which would've been impossible yesterday.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have been using this medication for 12 years. It gives me great relief. I take it 2x daily and if I miss a dose I know it in a few hours. Without it I have back pain and begin to limp.
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: I have been treated for plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) in my foot for 8 weeks - having several painful shots with little relief. I have only taken 3 doses of the Voltaren and I am feeling 90% pain free! I hope this will only improve with a little more treatment. I have had no noticeable side effects as of yet.
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diclofenac for Osteoarthritis: Doctor prescribed diclofenac (75 X 2/day) three weeks ago for severe arthritis in my big toes. I'm 60 years old and still work, mostly on my feet all day. Pain and swelling have been reduced, but not totally gone. I'd have to say I'm happy with the result as it has enabled me to keep working, but side effects are troublesome: I get headaches close to migraine level, my vision is so blurred sometimes, I'm VERY groggy in the morning and have a hard time getting out of bed, and the ringing in my ears has gotten worse. So I can only give it a 7 out of 10.
diclofenac for Muscle Pain: Was prescribed Diclofenac Sod 75 mg for hip pain from a pulled muscle. First dosage caused me itches (I have had a slight reaction to Naproxen Sodium also) so was not too worried. I don't really see much reduction of pain and it appears a larger dose would give me hives.
Many years ago I had tremendous shoulder pain and was prescribed Baclofen. THAT drug helped me completely. I had no side effects (unsure of the dosage.
Perhaps I'll ask if I can retry that drug in place of Diclofenac.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: Due to a recent accident my orthopedic doctor prescribed this for my knee swelling/bursitis condition. I'm a 51yr-old female and after 2-3 weeks of taking this medicine I was experiencing hot flashes frequently about 5X a day especially at night that wakes me up, which never occurred before. I thought I was pretty young to be experiencing this, but this website was the second place where I researched this medicine where it states "works by reducing hormones" that explains my hot flashes recently. I still need to take a few more pills and swelling has subsided in my knee but do not intend to take this long-term.
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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: I had to take two and they did not start working for a hour and minimal pain relief lasted for about two hours. I have extreme pain for the first three days of my cycle where I am at a point of wondering if I should go to the ER.
diclofenac for Osteoarthritis: I was prescribed this along with tramadol (Ultram) to deal with pain associated with hip and knee arthritis prior to my hip resurfacing procedure. The combination worked work very well for me although I still needed a cane. I also got some cortisone injections in my knees which were miraculously helpful. Since the surgery 1 month ago, I've been able to discontinue the tramadol and now only take the diclofenac occasionally (1 a day, 2-3 x a week). However, it does make me a bit lethargic, and I notice that my legs do swell and I seem to urinate less volume (sorry for the details). I do recommend the diclofenac, however.
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diclofenac for Frozen Shoulder: The first day I took this medicine I was disturbed because suddenly I noticed the itching and indigestion followed after dinner. Could not get a wink of sleep because I kept getting up because of acid reflux that kept me trying to clear my voice. Beware and see your Doctor immediately.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have been taking Voltaren since I herniated a disc in my lumbar spine in 1999. I have had NO adverse reactions. I have had 2 surgeries, the last in 2007 and was off my medication for 8 months and as soon as I took 1 tablet, I could feel the difference! I highly recommend this medication to all my friends and anyone who needs an anti-inflammatory.
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