Also known as: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex
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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Pain: At first when I started taking this medicine everything was going fine until 2 days into using it I started getting hiccups but nothing to be bothered by and then that night I woke up hiccuping an it went on an off for at least three days. I tried everything I knew about curing hiccups then I searched the web and found the side effects.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: I have used Celebrex for my knee pain, but I still have some pain in my knee (may be slow effect). Then I change to take Voltaren rapid 25, now the pain have totally disappeared.
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diclofenac for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have been having swelling in my feet and ankles very bad lately. I could remember about when it all started and knew it was about the time I started on diclofenac. I looked up the side effects just now and I see why I have the swelling along with a bladder infection.
Zipsor (diclofenac): ZIPSOR.. FINALLY SOMETHING HELPS. I have had such bad sciatica for years one Doctor wants to do back surgery. I have tried Vicodin, oxycodone, acupunture, acupressure, even Reiki to no avail. Nerve blocks help only a week or so. I swear by Zipsor. I have been able to walk around, garden and clean my house once again. It's been so long since I was actually able to have a full day with no pain. I was prescribed 2 tablets twice a day. I take 2 in the morning and 1 at lunch time. It's all I need. Life is good again.
Zipsor (diclofenac) for Back Pain: I was suffering from an impingement of a nerve root exiting the left side of the T10 - T11 junction. I was prescribed Zipsor in combination with Skelaxin (muscle relaxant). The combination provided no discernible pain relief. However, I did suffer from significant stomach and intestinal pain. The stomach & intestinal pain stopped within 12 hours of discontinuing the Zipsor. Overall, not a pleasant experience.
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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: I was taking Celebrex 200mg's a day to stop the pain in my lower back, This after spending over $2000 of medical bills and an Epidural on advise from a spine Dr. My racquetball buddy, a heart DR. said Voltaren is better and prescribed a 50mg dose.
It is a wonder medicine if you can take it. Voltaren has given me my life back.
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diclofenac for Back Pain: I took this medication for lower back pain. It worked really well. It did slow down my bowel movements, which I prefer. Also, it was an appetite suppressant but it did give me cotton mouth.
Voltaren (diclofenac) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The doctor prescribed me this medicine to take for a week. It helps to reduce the pain for only short period of time. The good thing is I don't get any side effects except mild diarrhea.
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.
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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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