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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naproxen for Back Pain: (Male, 42yrs, 220lbs, active/athletic). I take 375mg once in the morning for the relief of occasional (4-5 times a year) severe back muscle pain. While it unfortunately takes 2-4 hours for me to feel the effects, when it has been absorbed it gives me 90-100% relief and the benefits last for roughly 48 hours. This is by far the best pain reliever I have ever used. As for adverse side effects, luckily I can't seem to detect any.
Anaprox (naproxen) for Muscle Pain: I am a 47 year old female with a knee injury. The doctor gave me Anaprox 550 mg twice a day and I was not able to take it. I started taking it and on the third day, I started getting sick to my stomach, lost appetite and was dizzy. I cut down to 275mg twice a day and I still felt quizzy. This is too strong for me.
Naprelan (naproxen) for Back Pain: After severe lumbar pain caused by lugging a 5-gallon bucket full of dirt about 100 yards, I tried over-the-counter Doan's tablets and got no relief. Then, my physician gave me 4 Naprelan which I took one a day. In only six days total, my lumbar pain had vanished.
Aleve (naproxen) for Back Pain: Really good at back pain relief, but after extended use [ I have 2 ruptured discs] my skin started to tear easily, but I was in my 30's at the time. So I don't use for long periods but occasional usage is fine.
Midol Extended Relief (naproxen) for Period Pain: Midol Extended Relief is the best pain reliever for my period. I used to take 800mg Ibuprofen because I get terrible cramping, now I prefer the Midol. I don't have to take it as often and since it is Midol it relieves more than just the cramps. Every woman in my office uses it for cramps.
Naprelan (naproxen) for Back Pain: I went to see the doctor after 2 days of heat and inactivity did not help my back. After examining me and taking X-rays he prescribed the Naprelan 500mg time release for me. He also went as far as to warn me that even though I would feel better it was not healed and I needed to take it easy. I am so glad he did because after 2 days I felt almost back to normal even though the back condition was such that I am be referred to physical therapy for it. Long story short, this medicine works, just be careful.
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naproxen for Period Pain: I was involved in a car accident in 2005 in which my urethra was severed. Since surgery it has had a an going problem with closing off with scar tissue. I have to self catheterize, which results in inflammation in the area. Naproxen at 500mg has been the only anti-inflammatory that has worked in this area. Also effective for muscle pain.
naproxen for Sciatica: I recently acquired sciatica and it is painful at times. Usually at the end of the day after walking. I started a new job that has stairs everywhere (along with elevators) Using the stairs everyday seems to have helped it (hanging on to the rails). But, the Naproxen twice a day is helping me to use the stairs. Naproxen once a day wasn't cutting it. Just one floor at a time, then the elevator.
I'm convinced that the inflammation is the culprit as it causes tendons to become sticky and grind tendons against muscles when moving causing pain incrementally as the day progresses. I had a motorcycle accident and landed hard on my toosh.
Aleve (naproxen) for Pain: I love Aleve, but people should talk to their doctor first. I have sometimes severe pain in my toes and severe headaches from TMJ, and the Aleve significantly cuts down on my pain from both. Don't forget to talk to your doctor because risk of stomach bleeding and risk of heart attack rises with some users.
Anaprox (naproxen) for Tendonitis: Did cause slight drowsiness, but controlled the pain of aggravated calcific tendonitis in my shoulder much better than I expected. Allowed me to sleep at night again and regain much range of motion.
Aleve (naproxen) for Osteoarthritis: My hip and shoulder have hurt for years and I have always taken Bayer aspirin and I tried Aleve arthritis gelcap. To my surprise the pain in my hip and shoulder went away for 8 hours. The only thing I don't know is how long I could take the stuff, the bottle said do not take for longer than 10 days. The warning label about it could cause stroke or heart attack did raise questions.
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naproxen for Period Pain: One thing I've learned is to avoid dairy products and too much fat about a week to 10 days before my period. I helps a lot with reducing bloating and cramps. I still have to use medication to control the cramps, but no dairy makes a huge difference.
Aleve (naproxen) for Gout, Acute: Really worked for me. I had significant pain and inflamation of my big toe. Symptoms were getting worse until I took Aleve. Almost immediate (1/2 hr) relief from pain and within one day of use the pain was gone and by the 2nd day the swelling was reduced.
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naproxen for Period Pain: My menstrual cramps have always been out of control. I would miss school and work every month for 2 or 3 days doing nothing but laying in bed with a heating pad, overdosing on Midol, and crying my eyes out. I would be in so much pain. Once I matured and moved from seeing a pediatrician to a gynecologist 3 years ago my doctor prescribed me Naproxen for my extreme pain. For the most part it relieves me of all my pain, but every now and then (even with the naproxen) my period still hits me pretty hard but it is bearable.
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