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etodolac for Pain: I started using Etodolac a few weeks ago for back pain (facet joint disease and degeneration of the spine). It has worked very well for me. Pain level is 2-3 when I'm on it, 7-8 when I'm not. It is prescribed at 300mg 3x a day. It reduces the pain considerably for 6-7 hrs. It has been working better than other NSAIDs, with very little side effects. I would recommend it!
etodolac for Pain: I was on another medicine for severe arthritic pain for years. Tey recently made put it in Narcotics Class type, so I could no longer get it. My Doctor put me on Etodolac and it works even better than the Tramadol I was on. This is like a Miracle or me.
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etodolac for Osteoarthritis: I've been using ibuprofen for years and lately it has not been as effective and bothering my stomach with use of Fosamax too. Doctor switched me to Etolodac 400mg TR twice a day and I am happy he did. The stomach is handling it better with me, and the pain has gone to little or none based on the day. This was a wonderful relief as he had tried me on Celebrex and another previously and the ibuprofen worked better then. Now with the ibuprofen being less effective I am glad to have found this one.
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etodolac for Pain: After suffering with increasing swelling and knee joint pain over the past year, I finally saw a doctor about it. She put me on etodolac. I was skeptical that it would work any better than the ibuprofen I'd been taking, but I'm on my third day and the swelling has already gone down about 50% and I'm not in constant pain. In fact, I enjoyed going to a movie in a theater last night - for the first time in a very long time. I wasn't fidgeting trying to relieve my stiff, aching joints and after sitting still for 2.5 hrs, I got up and walked out without limping. Amazing!
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Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: I have used etodolac for many years. When I don't take it, I have to think about my knees with every step. When I do take it, I can walk without being aware of my knees. For me it has been very helpful.
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Lodine (etodolac) for Pain: Lower backache, the doctor said it was arthritis. I have not yet done x-rays but after 2 weeks the pain has competely subsided. So have other joint aches, which I guess I had ignored.
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etodolac for Pain: I use this for sciatic and "phantom" pain. Excellent. Not good on an empty stomach and makes my ankles swell a little. So I eat just after taking and relax in the recliner a bit (perfect combo, "for health reasons of course"). Does not make me drowsy like narcotics and works when the narcotics don't.
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etodolac for Osteoarthritis: When I had a torn meniscus in my left knee, I was given this drug to ease the pain, it works. Then I had Carpal Tunnel syndrome in my right hand, I continued to take the drug and it still works. Now, I find out its for OsteoArthritis, which I have.
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