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User Reviews for Naproxen (Page 3)

Also known as: Aflaxen, Aleve, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Naproxen Sodium DS, Pamprin All Day Relief

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Costochondritis 7 reviews 41 medications
   
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Gout, Acute 18 reviews 82 medications
   
8.6
Period Pain 39 reviews 82 medications
   
8.5
Headache 21 reviews 239 medications
   
7.9
Ankylosing Spondylitis 7 reviews 123 medications
   
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Osteoarthritis 29 reviews 342 medications
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis 15 reviews 337 medications
   
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Tendonitis 18 reviews 33 medications
   
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Sciatica 19 reviews 281 medications
   
7.0
Bursitis 2 reviews 81 medications
   
6.8
Pain 49 reviews 1059 medications
   
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Back Pain 58 reviews 176 medications
   
6.7
Muscle Pain 20 reviews 341 medications
   
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Chronic Myofascial Pain 1 reviews 42 medications
   
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 3 reviews 114 medications
   
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Frozen Shoulder 3 reviews 56 medications
   
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Summary of Naproxen reviews 309 reviews 6.8

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For Muscle Pain: "I pulled a muscle in my back on a Saturday. The pain was intense. Sleepless nights because of the pain. I started taking paracetamol and ibuprofen which did help during the day time. But once you have a sleep waking up was painful. Saw a doctor today. Now Friday. They told me to get naproxen 500mg. Take 1 twice a day. Took one as soon as I got home. Seem to work. Put still had the pain. Slightly. Took 1 before bed time. Only to awake in pain. I will continue using them as described by my GP but now using paracetamol to. Anti-inflammatory maybe but not a pain killer."

   
3.0

Simonize August 8, 2015

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For Period Pain: "Was prescribed this for my crippling period cramps that made it impossible for me to go about my day whatsoever. It worked well for the first few months. It did not completely eliminate my pain but the pain was not nearly as bad as before. After about 4 months of taking it I began to notice side effects such as racing heart beat, difficulty swallowing, and constipation among others. I quickly stopped taking it after noticing these side effects."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2015

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For Sciatica: "Sciatica almost stop me from my passion. Dancing has been my life's dream. Taking 1 or 2 Naprosyn has helped me so much. Even after reading all the side affects I was scared to take it but the pain was unbearable. After taking 3 different meds this is the one that works for me"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2015

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For Back Pain: "Prescribed 750mg per day for horrendous sciatica - the effect was no better than taking smarties. 5 months later MRI scan has confirmed it was in fact a herniated disc. I ended up on 240mg per day of codeine and eventually ended up on amitriptyline too to treat 10 days and nights of extortionate pain. 5 months later don't experience a lot of pain but still have numbness in foot and difficulty walking"

Buggered disc (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2015

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For Headache: "When I first started using naproxen for migraines it really worked quickly and fast but now I take it and it does not work at all.."

   
2.0

Milena9759 July 31, 2015

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For Headache: "I had never hard of naproxen sodium before but I had a bad headache at work and my friend gave it to me. It worked well and fast. I would definitely take it again."

   
10

headache rob July 27, 2015

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For Muscle Pain: "Middle Back Pain and knee Pain . Yeah work for sure but need too double the daily usage"

   
8.0

Anonyme555 July 26, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Headache: "My head and base of the neck started hurting three days ago. The pain also moved from place to place and so abnormal that I scheduled a doctor's appointment...for next week. This pain even made my "hair" hurt. Felt like spots in the central back part of my head had been "bruised" and again, the pain location changed from the back center of head to my upper neck to the back of ears and then to the top. Prescription pain medicine left over from a surgery didn't help. Last night I took 3 Aleve out of desperation. Fell asleep and woke up a few hours later feeling much, much better. Will still see my doctor but won't be a crazy person by the time I get there."

   
10

Elise48 July 25, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Period Pain: "Swelling, tingling feeling on my tongue and hives shortly after taking this product. I remember taking it for period pain in middle school and had little issues, now I must stay completely away from it."

   
1.0

Martha Martha July 17, 2015

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For Sciatica: "I'd had sciatica for 6 weeks before doctor prescribe naproxen 250mg twice a day have been taking for two weeks cant say much relief for things like walking but a little for when at rest and can now at least sleep on affected side"

   
7.0

limp it (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2015

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For Period Pain: "I have tried everything but only with this painkiller I can function on first day of my period. I still feel little pain but bearable. I can go to job. Until I discover this drug I was every month minimum one day in bed vomiting, screaming and crying. Other pills never helped this much."

   
10

tinkyrs July 7, 2015

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For Period Pain: "I was passing out from the sheer pain that radiated from my lower abdomen to my lower back and so on. I had quite the pain tolerance, yet this pain was like no other. Hot water bottles, home remedies, Motrin, nothing worked. When I spoke to my doctor, she recommended the pill but my mother was against this because of my age. After I turned 13, my doctor decided to prescribe me naproxen, 250 mg, take 2 at onset of cramps and then 1 pill every 6-8 hours as needed. It was magical, I mean within 10-20 minutes of me taking it, the pain went away. How? Naproxen is a NSAID, it reduces inflammation in the uterus. That simple. Highly recommend, but use carefully so as to not damage your liver. Seriously."

   
10

Randi937 July 6, 2015

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For Bursitis: "I was prescribed Naproxen 500mg for my bursitis behind my knees in both legs. I am a college athlete and was having many problems performing at the necessary level with the pain in my legs--Naproxen helped immensely. Felt very nauseous if I did not take this medication on a full stomach!"

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 1, 2015

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For Tendonitis: "I love Aleve! I've been lifting weights for more than 20 years and started having tendonitis in my elbows a few years ago. Often times all I'd have to do is take Aleve and rest for a day or two and the pain would go away. This time I'm having to lay off the heavy weights (for good) and wear the brace, but use Aleve as well. The combination of the two is really working! I started out taking it twice a day, but have gone down to once a day. I plan to do that for a week or two."

   
8.0

Himanot (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2015

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For Period Pain: "I've always had horrible cramps which where unbearable I used Advil but I always end up taking 6+ so then my doctor prescribed Naproxens 500mg and only take 2 a day and the pain totally goes always within the first 10 minutes"

   
10

Alex0606 June 26, 2015

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Flanax Pain Reliever (naproxen) for Costochondritis: "I have had costochondritis for two months now. I have found that my body best responds to naproxen and toradol/ ketorolac. These have both been prescribed to me after my success with Flanax (Naproxen)."

   
10

Jack7718 June 18, 2015

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For Osteoarthritis: "Actively particepated in physical activities in Army long service. During that time didn't have any ortho problems. little crossing over 60 yrs age I noticed pain with cracking sound in my Rt knee in regular brisk walking. The pain was not subsided with various topical creams from Homoeopath as well as Allopathic NSAIDS.Instead,severely suffered with agrevatred pain in knee and stiffness in ankle Jt in same leg. One day I came accross prominent action of NAPROXEN in OA.Following 500 mgs BD after meals for fortnight, the neproxen proved to be excellent and brushed aside all other subtitutes. It has rejuvenated my previous strength in carrying out day today works. No side affects observed."

   
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subbarao.J (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Back Pain: "I don't know what I did but whenever I jumped on the trampoline with my kids, I was experiencing some weird pain in my upper back. I put some a535 on my back. That didn't help. The next day it still hurt!! Then I took two aleve pills and the next morning I was ok. And I continued this way for a few days and my back was all better!!! Thanks aleve! "

   
10

That gal with a bad back (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2015

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For Sciatica: "I've taken two doses of Naproven 500mg,, one yesterday evening and one this morning. I've had no side effects but no pain relief either. I'm getting depressed with having to put up with this debilitating pain."

   
1.0

KPNUT (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2015

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Naprosyn (naproxen) for Muscle Pain: "Works well in the long term, not for immediate pain relief."

   
8.0

Cos P May 27, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Frozen Shoulder: "Very little relief. I finished PT and after a year it still wasn't great. Due to other issues a physician switched me to Diflofenac Sodium (Voltarin?) which has been a wonderful. It takes away all my joint issues."

   
2.0

aBusyMom May 14, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: "I tired Aleve. It works to some extent for a few hours but it stops. I get better and longer lasting results with Advil liqui-gels for arthritis."

   
3.0

jonhb May 6, 2015

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For Pain: "Taking for All over pain and arthritis from car crash. After suffering for 14 years of spine knee neck and wrist pain I was on tramadol and Co-codamol but was bedridden nearly everyday, Nhs changed me onto naproxen and I could potter about doing housework after three doses of 500mg with Co-codamol. I couldn't believe the difference after all the years of suffering! Hopefully get back to the old me in no time. Looking forward to all the ups and not so many downs."

   
10

Juliesparkles (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2015

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Anaprox (naproxen) for Osteoarthritis: "If you have any kind of stomach problems, these kind of medications aren't for you. It only relieved about 10-20% of my pain & hurt my stomach in the process."

   
2.0

boo-boo9668 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 22, 2015

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Aleve (naproxen) for Costochondritis: "I've been diagnosed with costochondritis for 2 yrs now. I have other joint issues, along with military neck and tendinitis. Nothing has worked as well and effectively as Aleve. I take anywhere from 220-500mg when needed. All my aches and pains subside and I can move about freely. Even with nerve damage. I am so thankful for Aleve!"

   
10

Dee8Dee March 17, 2015

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