I was just diagnosed with inflammatory osteoarthritis
Shealynn; It sounds to me that you just started this medication not very long ago. And if that is the case It is not uncommon to have to take it longer to reach the bigger joints like the hips. So if I am right you should continue to take this for a while yet. Because the swelling does not go out of the joints right away it takes some time. But Voltaren has proven to be very effective. If you can handle it please try to continue with it for a while but if it does get to bad get back in to see the doctor and let him or her know what is going on. And remember it is best to take these type of medications with FOOD or Milk to buffer your stomach. hope this answers you question and that this medication works out for you. have a great day.
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