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 Sciatica: At first I took Ibuprofen but that does nothing for Sciatica. I went to the doctor because I could not walk and our physician said that Ibuprofen doesn't work for this, Naproxen does. So about 500 mg and wow, it's fantastic. Take it with buttermilk, yogurt, or a yogurt drink to keep your stomach in good shape.
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Review by Leon Saper (taken for 10 years or more):
Aleve (naproxen) for Sciatica: When I have sciatica pain in my hip I quickly eat something (protein bar often works), take two Aleve, then lay down on the floor and put my legs up on a chair. Sometimes I put an ice pack on the area also, and I lay there for 10-20 minutes and the pain almost always subsides. Then I make sure to stretch a bit so the pain doesn't return when the Aleve wears off. Aleve works GREAT when I'm in pain, but don't forget how vital it is to stretch and exercise also.
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naproxen for Pain: This is the best non-narcotic pain reliever that I've ever used. Motrin makes me throw up if I don't take it with food. It makes me nauseous even with food. Aspirin is a sugar pill for me and Exedrin just gets me high on caffeine. This really gets rid of the pain.
Leader Naproxen Sodium (naproxen) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: I too have Ankylosing Spondylitis and it started when I was only 19. The flares of inflammation were 6 months apart in the first couple years. When I got my first bad flare though I thought I was going to die. Finally after a month of not being able to move, sit-up, walk, or lay on anything but my side. I finally got out the walker and made it down the stairs although in excruciating hip pain. Felt like knives were being stabbed into my sciatic nerve. I then realized after I went to the emergency room that an NSAID was to thank for my relief! Thank you Naproxen.
naproxen for Tendonitis: I took Aleve for one year for tendonitis in my wrist. The medication worked very well in reducing the swelling and pain. However, one year later I have just found out that it has been the culprit behind significant weight gain and bloating. I gained 25 lbs in 4 months. I am stopping Aleve and will try to find a natural way to treat my tendonitis.
naproxen for Back Pain: Did not help much with the pain. After 2 months on this medicine my blood pressure started to spike and I have had five trips to the ER with blood pressure at 180/120, severe dizziness and chest pain. Both a persistant dull pain and stabbing pain at different locations in my chest and abdomen. One week of and the dizzines and chest pain is gone. Blood preasure high still but better. Its the Diastolic preasure that is high. Be very careful with this medicine. Take your blood pressure several times before starting and monitor your pressure during treatment.
Aleve (naproxen) for Gout, Acute: Worked very well. Felt the pain intensifying, got the Aleve a few hours later, started with 2 tablets then 1 every 8 hours. Will do this for a few days. Very rapid relief of Gout big toe pain.
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naproxen for Period Pain: My gynecologist suggested I take one of these at the first twinge of a cramp. Every now and then I get horrible debilitating cramps. This medicine has saved me. I take one pill and I know within about 30 minutes I'll be feeling a lot better and won't have any cramps.
naproxen for Gout, Acute: Aleve works better than anything I've tried. Like other users have stated take 3-4 initially ever 8 hours then reduce to 1-2 ever 8 hours until gout attack is completely gone. It took 1 day to reduce a full-on gout attack to a state where it is barely noticeable.
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naproxen for Period Pain: I am on my second day of using naproxen due to my really bad period pain. I usually have to take time off work and am left crying in pain for the first few days of my period. So far, the only thing that naproxen has stopped for me is the pain that makes me cry. The pain is still very strong.
Aleve (naproxen) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I started taking Aleve for my Arthritis in my hand and the pain was gone but after taking it for about 8 days I noticed swelling in my feet, which was abnormal for me. I am 34 and in good health and have never had swollen feet. I then noticed the next day my feet and hands were swollen. I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized I was allergic to the Aleve. I stopped taking it and haven't had swelling since.
naproxen for Pain: I have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. My oral surgeon prescribed naproxen for jaw pain and I discovered only 4 days of taking this medicine, I found great relief in my arthritis in which I have most everywhere.
I hope to continue to take this medicine.
Naprelan (naproxen) for Sciatica: Sciatica pain since June. October started Naproxen 500 and obvious changes. No pain from back to calf, can stand for longer periods of time without pain and leg numbness. Very happy.
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Aleve (naproxen) for Back Pain: Two Aleve a day helped my back pain, but over time it affected my stomach. My gastroenterologist knew immediately what my problem was and I've stopped Aleve entirely. I had almost a year of constant nausea and pain until I quit taking Aleve.
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naproxen for Back Pain: These work well if you rest. Took 2 on the first day and was starting to think they were useless, took 2 the next day and by 11pm I felt so much better, had no pain and slept like a brick. The trick is to keep taking these for at least 2 days, by then you should feel better. Note to others who get given these, make sure you get given Lansoprazole as well as these protect your stomach.
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naproxen for Back Pain: I strained my back while lifting. The pain was very bad, I couldn't walk or get out of bed. Took naproxen and within hour I could walk and move again. But I wouldn't say the pain was completely gone. There was still soreness but this medicine made the pain at least bearable.
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Aleve (naproxen) for Period Pain: This medicine saved me. Starting about the age of 15 I began to experience menstrual cramps for the first time. It was the very worst pain I had ever felt at that time. Not content to only hurt in my lower abdomen the pain radiated all the way down the front of my legs to my ankles. I couldn't sit still. All I could do was pace back and forth crying. I couldn't find a single pain reliever that worked; we had the usual in the house, aspirin, ibuprofen, even Midol. Finally my mother became so worried she took me to the doctor. I thought I was going to have to be on some kind of strong prescription medication. What does he do, he returns to the room with about 50 samples of Aleve and it has been my miracle drug ever since.
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naproxen for Osteoarthritis: I have been taking Naproxen for 7 months 500mg and it is very effective but does have an impact on the stomach. I recently caught gastroenteritis and what normally lasts for 48 hours lasted 11 days, which may have been down to my weakened stomach lining. I was dehydrated and lost 1.5 stone. I am now going to try and manage the pain with ibuprofen and paracetamol.
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