User Reviews for Naproxen

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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Summary of Naproxen reviews 206 reviews 7.5

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Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Period Pain: Since beginning my period at the age of 12, I have experienced tremendous pain. So much so that I'd miss school, work, events, etc. I'd be in bed writing in unbelievable pain for the first day or two...on the toilet bent over in pain and dropping clots...losing weight...having absolutely zero energy - it'd take me about a week to feel somewhat normal again after each period. I've tried everything - you name it, I've tried it. Since my new gynecologist prescribed naproxen, it has been LIFE CHANGING. The first time I took it, the beginnings of pain were gone in 20 minutes! So, for the first time in 22 years, I had NO pain with my period. That's a LONG time to have pain! I can't believe no one gave this to me sooner! It's GREAT!

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December 7, 2012 10:32 AM

Review by Agape Light (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Aleve (naproxen) for Back Pain: I bent over and suddenly experienced severe pain. With either a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle, I could barely make it to a nearby chair. I took 2 Aleve and applied an ice pack for the entire afternoon. Within 45 minutes I could slowly walk and I continued to take Aleve as recommended on the bottle. The next day I resumed my life as usual and in 3 or 4 days I no longer needed Aleve. Wow, better than a chiropractor.

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November 11, 2012 8:25 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

Aleve (naproxen) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Works very well for back pain especially when it also affects the surrounding muscles. But, you should always take it after a meal as it can cause serious stomach pain.

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November 8, 2012 3:40 PM

Review by joelad:

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9.0

For Pain: Prescription strength Naproxen and Mucinex D are the only things to relieve pain and pressure when I have one of my frequent maxillary sinus infections.

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November 7, 2012 8:35 PM

Review by danielle1974:

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6.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: I have occasional stomach upset but its nice not to hurt. I take it three times a day and at night. I take it with Flexeril.

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November 1, 2012 10:19 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Osteoarthritis: I take this for significant pain caused by osteoarthritis. Before my GP put me on it I was losing every morning to barely being able to walk on my knee due to the pain. Started seeing results in less than 24 hours. I was prescribed another medicine with it to prevent side effects, and some other pain killers so sometimes a bit ashamed of the combination, but for the first time in years I am almost entirely pain free all day every day.

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October 16, 2012 4:37 AM

Review by Rhino747 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Back Pain: Back pain from accident squared away after second dose. The pain went all the way to my foot and up my back into my neck and shoulder. Just started medicine today!!! 10/11/2012

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October 11, 2012 8:59 PM

Review by Loupea (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Back Pain: I have been on medication for 14 months whilst the doctor tried to work out what the pain was. Finally had an MRI and I have 3 slipped discs. Have 100mg Tramadol 4x a day with 20mg Amitryptiline and it has no effect whatsoever. I read about Naproxen and have been prescribed it today. The relief was almost immediate and I am hoping for my first solid nights sleep in over a year. Fingers crossed.

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September 25, 2012 4:50 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Back Pain: Made a big difference in my hip and knee pain

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August 28, 2012 11:04 PM

Review by deda0627 (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: Does not help with my chronic pelvic pain.

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August 20, 2012 10:39 PM

Review by brewoliver:

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10

For Period Pain: After 2 decades of seeking relief from bad menstrual cramps and who knows how many gynos (who either accused me of drug seeking or threw narcotics at me, then branded me noncompliant for refusing narcotics) I found a doctor who gave me naproxen. He explained something about its blood thinning properties and how it thins the blood before it sheds from the uterus, as where blot clots the uterus when the shed. MADE SO MUCH SENSE! Especially after the wonderful results. Flow is extremely heavier for the 1st 2 days, then barely a streak for the next 5 days, but NO pain, not even a pinch! Miracle! Taken 3 days before also completely eliminates sore breasts and bloating. If I didn't bleed I wouldn't even know I was having a period. No joke.

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August 19, 2012 4:34 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Tendonitis: Didn't see results, I am a young baseball pitcher and lately my elbow has been killing even days after games. Doctor prescribed me 500mg Naproxen EC and I find I have no results and my elbow is still inflamed, feels like carpel tunnel in my elbow still

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August 9, 2012 5:18 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Naprelan (naproxen) for Osteoarthritis: Works great. No noticable side effects. Cost is pretty high, but my insurance covers it.

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August 7, 2012 9:21 PM

Review by Mary christina 2006 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Pain: Suffered neck and spine pain for years. One night I took it and was I surprised how great this medicine worked. And I'm pain free all night and day after taking Aleve. I make sure I have it in my medicine cabinet. It's a keeper....Thanks for this great medicine!

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August 4, 2012 1:44 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Naprosyn (naproxen) for Pain: Naproxen has not worked for me at all. It is just like taking Advil or Aleve.

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July 24, 2012 11:15 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Period Pain: WARNING to the user of Naproxen who posted on here, that after taking naproxen, they experienced hives and weakness. This means you are allergic to it and should consult your doctor immediately. Taking Benadryl may alleviate the symptoms but the symptoms may worsen over time. It may not be the medicine for you. Please consult your doctor.

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July 16, 2012 12:24 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Anaprox (naproxen) for Back Pain: I work retail at a large home improvement company. Most of the day it works fine, but a lot of times I have to do heavy lifting. It does not help with that. I have had to on numerous occasions stop and take a break just to get through the day.

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June 25, 2012 9:36 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Period Pain: Suffered for 25 years, though not quite as bad now as in my teens/20s. Missing one day of my life each month to horrendous pain/nausea/fever/chills total lack of mental focus. This seems to fix everything! Amazing, wish I'd had this when I was 15.

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May 28, 2012 7:39 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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May 27, 2012 12:11 PM

Review by Leon Saper (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

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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May 2, 2012 4:42 AM

Review by LillyF (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

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.

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May 1, 2012 11:19 AM

Review by Jeremicade:

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.

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April 26, 2012 10:36 AM

Review by bec31801:

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6.0

For Period Pain: As I grew older my pains grew worse. Since I've discovered naproxen, I never worry about period pains anymore because it soothes the pain within 15-20mins!

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April 4, 2012 9:33 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

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.

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March 28, 2012 10:15 PM

Review by Anonymous user121:

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9.0

For Pain: I had 2 abscess teeth and my dentist gave me these. It took a while for it to kick in, but when it did it was better than any other thing.

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March 26, 2012 11:07 PM

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