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User Reviews for Diclofenac

Also known as: Cambia, Cataflam, Dyloject, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have been dealing with extreme pain in my hip and groin area. I took one pill but never again. I first experienced drowsiness, which isn't anything to worry about until I started to not feel right in my head. Lasted for about 20 minutes. Then as I was standing in the kitchen making dinner I developed extreme nausea for about 5 minutes. This led to a rush shooting straight to my head and on came a dizzy spell that lasted for about 20 seconds. Followed by a partial black out for a split second, vision came back and I went to sit down moments later I was perfectly ok. Well besides feeling freaked out of course. I would never recommend this medicine to anyone."

   
1.0

Why me? February 3, 2017

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For Pain: "I have been diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis. I have been in such horrific pain for so long that quite often I cry from it. I have taken narcotics off and on for other reasons and they did help some. I refuse to take them for control. OTC meds do not help. I have had one hip replacement and am having the other one soon. My Rheumatologist gave me a script this past week for Diclofenac Sod EC 75 mg tab 2x day. It is my miracle! Absolutely NO pain, bones, joints, skin, muscles, anywhere! I can wake up with no pain or stiffness and walk immediately straight up! I feel wonderful! Praise God for this med!"

   
10

Debi McClure January 29, 2017

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "We'll I have been on this medication for 7 months now. At first it worked well for my pain. Your body has to get used to it . This medication works well for my joint pain in back and knees. It will work for headache also. But these past 2 months I've had terrible side effects. I get these stomach pains from hell. I get sick and throw up. The stomach pain is unbearable . Taking the 18mg. 3xs a day sometimes only able to take 1 a day with food for sure and the stomach pain will come. Also has caused upper respiratory infection 2xs now."

   
8.0

Mz bossy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 28, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Muscle Pain: "Garbage compared to Rub on Relief I used half a tube of Voltaren with little effect except being poorer for the price , so avoid wasting money in the Volataren"

   
1.0

Fuck January 22, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "Have end stage knee arthritis and am scheduled for TKR in 8 weeks. I was getting along fairly well, working 12 hour shifts in ICU, until about 3 weeks ago. The pain, stiffness and muscle spasms in my right leg became unbearable. I could only use the word "agony" to describe how I felt. I could hardly walk and felt like I was suddenly crippled. The surgeon was only able to move up my surgical date by 10 days. I saw an ortho doc this week for a possible cortisone injection but decided not to go that route because I did not want to risk the chance of a post op infection. The doc prescribed Diflofenac 75 mg twice a day. I am flabbergasted by the results! I have never taken any kind of pain med that actually works like this med. It's amazing!"

   
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Nan rn (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I went through half a tube of this garbage and it didn't work at all... and I got to be sticky as well... so that was fun."

   
1.0

Doesn't work - useless (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I do not like the diclofenac. It makes me feel very sick. I do not recommend anyone take this pill."

   
1.0

Jordan McKnight (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016

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For Back Pain: "If you're looking for the high pain killers give you, this will not help you. If you're legitimately in serious pain, this stuff definitely takes the edge off! Alot of younger people are bashing this stuff, because their doctor didn't put them on vicadin/percocet. I have been suffering a from a sharp, stabbing pain in my chest that shoots down my back (costochondritis) & finally decided to go in after 3 sleepless nights. I took one as soon as I got them, & let me tell you..it seriously helps! The pain hasn't fully subsided, but now it's more of a tightness than a unbearable pain. I'm so looking foward to get some sleep tonight! & just a little fyi, I was also told that the only safe anti-inflammatory I can take along with this, was Tylenol!"

   
9.0

Cody-22 (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2016

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For Period Pain: "Recently had this prescribed for debilitating menstrual cramps, so I stopped my ibuprofen regimen and the next day started diclofenac 75mg extended release. I swear it's like not taking anything at all. At first I thought it had taken the edge off the cramps, but at 12 hours almost to the dot it wore off, so I took a second, which isn't doing anything. Will try this again next month when I can start taking it in advance of the pain, but as of right now this has been a completely useless medication."

   
2.0

AnonAgain December 14, 2016

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Mama said "If it's too good to be true, it probably is". Except for Cambia. This is good stuff. I get headaches so often I don't often notice unless it's a bad one. Relief comes within 10 to 15 minutes. Maybe even less on an empty stomach. Pain, throbbing, sensitivity, all of it. Best part- I can take it at work (elementary special needs teacher) with no impairment, drowsiness, or pesky side effects whatsoever. That's a BIG deal when working with kids. I keep two packets in my wallet at all times. PS: The taste, mint and black jellybeans, was hard for me to swallow at first. But it's no worse than NyQuil or Robitussin or any of the other horrid things we take to feel better. So what?"

   
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TheOther77 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2016

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For Pain: "amazing stuff for joints and muscles alike. after two surgeries, I use it along with pain meds for PT. I use it in place of advil, aspirin or ibuprofin as an anti-inflammatory. it's not just for your joints! use it on muscle pain too, but remember it's real medicine so you need to pay attention to the bead measuring stick that's in the box. less is more, so use it sparingly at first so you can add more if you need it."

   
9.0

amyma (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I've tried many different meds for back pain and nothing really helped, had 12 epidural injections then burned my nerves. Nothing helped because my doctors didn't know what was wrong. I then went to a chiropractor and within a few weeks it started to help. He found what was wrong just by my x-ray, my hip was about an inch off hitting a nerve. Now I can work again, not 100% but 4 year's suffering to being able to walk somewhat normal is great. Still need meds for pain but way less. If nothing else helps try a chiropractor. Don't wait 4 year's to go. If it don't help in a month stop going its not going to."

   
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Jeff wick November 26, 2016

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "Only took twice a day for my ankylosing spondylitis . Had little relief if any at all. Vimovo worked much better but after a couple months had horrible GI side effects."

   
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SuzCart November 10, 2016

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For Back Pain: "My back pain was caused by continuously lifting heavy furniture the wrong way. There was no immediate pain from doing it. But I noticed weeks later, severe back pain that affected my ability to stand for a long period of time without feeling light headed from the pain. No over the counter pain killers helped. When my doctor prescribed me this, it immediately went away. The only side effect I've experienced is feeling fatigued. Like most medications, though, my tolerance for it has built up quickly. And when I don't take it, the pain catches up on me quickly. It's difficult for me to get out of bed if I go more than a day without it. So I'd recommend doing exercises/stretches and don't just depend on it forever."

   
7.0

rcoutant (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 7, 2016

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For Period Pain: "Initial dose was effective. However second dose seems to be not as effective. Experiencing pain as if medication was not taken. Will continue to take until pain or heaviest part of cycle declines. Fearful or combining with other pain medication"

   
2.0

Nbm (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2016

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "I've had lower back pain for more than 2 months now, went to see a doctor who explain I have a disk bulge but the pain I have is caused by a muscle spasm that is pushing against a nerve. Gave me some exercises and pain relief meds Nothing really worked then I took cataflam which lets the pain go away for 2-3 days (from one pill) I really don't know how it works but its the best medicine for backpain I have taken so far. I just hope it doesnt have side effects on the long run"

   
9.0

ShakB October 31, 2016

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "It's and exceptional ,very good gel. Having back pain for several months, tried all types of medicine, could not relief.as I tried this voltadol forte all the pain dissappear, thanks"

   
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Bigmus October 25, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "I've been taking Diclofenac 50mg once a day for many years. If I forget for any reason the pain immediately returns. I am now 60 and the arthritis in my fingers is getting worse, but as I can take up to 3 tablets a day I can just increase my dosage. I recently recommended Diclofenac to a friends 90 year old mother, she had immediate relief and was so thankful."

   
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Gillie56 October 7, 2016

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For Period Pain: "It takes a while for it to kick in, but when it does i feel nothing anymore and i can have a great day instead of sitting home with pain, and it works very long"

   
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Anonymous October 1, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I have 2 herniated discs, I've had steroid injections twice, which work for a while. I've been on Diclofenic for 2 months, the first month was great it reduced my pain dramatically and was able to function / work properly. I ran out of the meds for 3 days and used shop meds (not great), I've been back on Diclofenic for 5 days and it's not working at all, been back to docs who's prescribed Gabapentin, the combination is t working and I'm almost in intolerable pain again."

   
6.0

Yorkshire1972 September 21, 2016

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Cambia is Diclofenac Potassium. This company added flavor consisting of mint and anis (liquorish flavor). Also they added aspartame which is not a good thing. They charge hundreds of dollars for only nine powders. The actual drug of Diclofenac Potassium is cheap and you get a 30 day supply. I just crushed the pill into a powder and took with water just like the Cambia...worked just as fast and tasted better, because it had NO taste. Don't be fooled by the makers of Cambia. It is just another Epi Pen scandal story."

   
1.0

Cambia Hoax (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "It doesn't do me a bit of good."

   
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Maybe Sweet Melissa (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2016

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Sciatica: "i have sciatica since i was 15.......hounestly i take tramadol sometimes...and it doesn't work !!!.... voltaren is good to keep the pain within acceptable limits...but it doesn't eliminate it."

   
6.0

reemooo September 7, 2016

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "I've had the intense headaches for months took one dose and gone!!! Worked for me tasted good"

   
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Meye Akeen Hed September 3, 2016

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For Pain: "It did work when I was in a little less pain with my tooth but not when I was in full agony! Be warned - I took this on an empty stomach as I couldn't eat & I was subsequently vomiting all night!"

   
5.0

Severe Tooth pain September 1, 2016

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