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User Reviews for Diclofenac to treat Pain (Page 4)

Also known as: Voltaren, Cambia, Zorvolex, Zipsor, Cataflam

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Diclofenac Rating Summary

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7.5/10 Average Rating
153 ratings from 167 user reviews

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Reviews for Diclofenac

Harleymon April 28, 2016

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “This is an update since my last post. I took Zorvolex for 1 month. Experienced only one side effect - slight increase in blood sugar. But, it's finally under control. I can sit & watch TV. Take a brisk walk around the park. I still err on the cautious side & wear my back brace during any physical activity like grocery shopping, gardening, vacuuming, washing the car, etc. I occasionally have to stop, stretch & rest my back. I'm 63 years old & this is as close to normal as my back is going to get. That my friends, is good enough for me!”

10 / 10
otterpop1963 April 17, 2016

“I was given diclofenac for an inflamed tendon in my foot. I was told to take it for 3 weeks and see how my symptoms were. After 3 weeks my foot pain was gone. I was told to drop it to 1 pill per day for 3 more weeks. I had been in menopause for over a year. I got a period and one of the side effects is changes in your menstrual cycle. Not happy. After I stopped taking the pills, about a week now, I've had horrible pain in both knees that I didn't have before, and the pain in my foot is back. I have a popping in the back of one knee that someone says sounds like it may be a baker's cyst. I can't even walk normal. I have an appointment this coming week and will try to follow up. Not sure if this caused it, but too much of a coincidence.”

2 / 10
SageMarie2009 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 14, 2016

“Maker of are the best!!! I hope your as happy to hear good results from pain suffers, we are just as happy you make this miracle pill. God Bless your scientists and manufacture. God bless.”

10 / 10
Harleymon · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2016

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “I'm diabetic with Scoliosis-extensive degenerative deterioration of lower back L2-L5 and arthritis. Without Zorvolex 35mg 3x a day, I would be experiencing sharp, shooting pain every time I moved. Sneezing and coughing was excruciating! I do wear my back brace all the time for additional back support. I've been taking Zorvolex for over a week. It works very well and I haven't experienced any side effects yet”

Knitfrog February 21, 2016

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “I am bone on bone in my knee and was in a lot of pain. Had not been able to walk easily for several months. I felt so much better after taking 2 doses I was shocked. After three days I feel better than I have before I had the surgery that ended up making my knee worse than before. My only complaint is having to take three doses a day and it makes me very sleepy. I've tried prescription aleve and meloxicam and had stomach issues from both and I'm allergic to something in Celebrex. I feel like this medicine is a godsend.”

10 / 10
Lulu1234213?£? February 6, 2016

“Had my wisdom tooth removed Tuesday and have been in agony since. Haven't even been able to shut my mouth and hadn't eaten a solid or semisolid since that lunchtime (it's now Saturday). Had to go back today and tooth was infected. Got given this on prescription and took it at lunch and then an hour or two ago. Results within a few hours. Tonight I ate soup, a roll and even some grapes. Am so happy! No side effects.”

10 / 10
Yourstruley January 25, 2016

Voltaren (diclofenac): “The side effects are brutal. Stomach aches, nausea, bloody stools, headache, diarrhea, increased blood pressure just to name a few. This medicine did give me some relief from pain at the cost of the side effects. Be careful with this medicine, I won't take this med anymore.”

2 / 10
John Park1 January 24, 2016

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “I have tried Naproxen, Celebrex, Motrin, 800mg Ibuprofen, etc... This was the only one that worked for my back pain. Brought it down from a 8 to a 2. It was good.”

10 / 10
Alexstorn January 20, 2016

Voltaren (diclofenac): “The gel is really good but you need to use as indicated or 2 or 4 times a day depending on the strength for at least 2 day , then you wil feel the real benefits of voltarol ”

9 / 10
Root59 October 6, 2015

Zipsor (diclofenac): “Zipsor is the ONLY med that gives me relief from intense pain in both shoulders due to widespread inflammation. This drug is absolutely amazing.”

10 / 10
Goutman · Taken for 10 years or more September 29, 2015

“I was diagnosed with gout at age 25. I tried numerous over the counter and homeopathic remedies over the years. This is by far the best for my gout flare-ups. I take 100mg every three hours until pain subsides. Usually one tablet, sometimes two, but never any more. Going on 10 years now. Its a miracle for my infliction. Only side effects is a little diarrhea sometimes.”

World weary · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 3, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Voltaren Gel has given me back the ability to walk without pain. I have had heel Spurs and plantar fasciitis and bursitis in my heel for about 20 years. I began using Voltaren Gel about 10 months ago and am so thankful that I have not had any significant pain for the past six months. I also try to wear only shoes that have very high arches. With the Voltaren Gel, I massage it all around my foot and over the top and bottom as per the directions. Great stuff!!!”

9 / 10
ottche August 29, 2015

“a single 75 mg. dose gets rid of my infrequent gout attacks after 6 hrs.”

10 / 10
Rosabella · Taken for less than 1 month July 29, 2015

Zipsor (diclofenac): “I was in agony for weeks and barely able to walk. Absolutely nothing stopped my sciatica pain, and I tried everything. Within one hour of taking Zipsor the pain was gone. I don't know what's in it, but it literally saved my life. Thank you for your wonderful product.”

10 / 10
Callysmommy July 18, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “I have an undiagnosed arthritic condition in my upper back and neck. I've been to a pain specialist that threw strong drugs at me that didn't work. I'm seeing a rheumatologist for a diagnosis (possibly fibromyalgia my GP said) in a couple months but my general practitioner has been treating me til then. I've tried 3 different prescription medications and they did nothing. The second day on this medication I started getting some relief in my back. It's not 100% gone but it really eases my pain. The unfortunate side effect with any nsaid is thin blood resulting in bruising. I have a bleeding autoimmune disorder so it's not the best combo. But I feel like as a first there's promising relief. I hope it continues.”

8 / 10
Sarah V. July 2, 2015

“Oh this medicine is amazing I had chest tightness when I would breathe in I would almost cry from the pain and it radiated all the way to my back which was just as bad. I would sleep at night and could barely move certain ways without the pain and almost wanting to cry. I found out i have an enlarged blood vessel in my heart and that's what the pain was from. Being 23 I shouldn't be having this pain but after the 2nd day on this it helped me so much and I can actually get up and go on with my day with no pain. (Thank goodness).”

10 / 10
Trebs79 June 30, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “I have spondylolystesis and I have tried every type of medicine you could possibly think of. My doctor has put me on anti depressants, muscle relaxers, Norco, just about anything. I was constantly in pain. My back hurt all the time. I couldn't even do simple things like sweep the floor or do laundry. I went and seen my orthopedic surgeon and she put me on Voltaren 75mg and I feel like a new person. I have not had any back pain whatsoever. I highly recommend this medicine. I can actually do everything now with absolutely no back pain. Thank God.”

10 / 10
late '50s woman June 9, 2015

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “My doctor prescribed this for inflammation in my lower back area, I have been on it for one week. My shoulder and neck pain is gone almost completely and my back feels a lot better. As of today its been 5 days I have been on this product. The info says it takes two hoping it just gets better. Very impressed.”

9 / 10
Bchkid · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Was given voltaren-XR for knee pain. I am still unable to feel any effects. I also can't take Advil with it, which seems to be the only thing that was helping. Tylenol makes me very sleepy. Taking that with the Voltaren is not an option as I need to be alert for my job.”

1 / 10
Dave C. May 1, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Best pain ointment I have ever tried”

10 / 10
Mzlette88 December 22, 2014

“Been on this medication for a week now. My pain level for my back has increased, I'm having the worst possible nightmares and I can no longer get comfortable sitting or laying down. The only plus side is my arthritis isn't bothering me half as bad.”

4 / 10
Heffie · Taken for less than 1 month November 10, 2014

“I started taking Disclofenac today for severe back pain caused by shingles. Immediately I felt some relief and I'm able to take a deep breathe without it hurting. This is the only pain med that really helped.”

9 / 10
Kimbertx123 · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 30, 2014

Zipsor (diclofenac): “I have been on many pain/anti-inflammatory medications to help with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis and a torn tendon in my shoulder. It is the fastest acting and most effective pain relief I have tried (comparing to Duexis, Hydrocodone, Prednisone, Tramadol). It does not cause stomach upset like other NSAIDS and the only side effect is sleepiness but, a quick nap and pain is much better and no grogginess.”

8 / 10
mules · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 25, 2014

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Used the Voltaren Gel for tendinitis and frozen shoulder. It didn't totally relieve the pain. Coupled with Hydrocodone and Physical allows me to sleep.”

7 / 10
Bobby7619 June 1, 2014

Zorvolex (diclofenac): “Knee pain for years. This medicine has worked wonders. I have taken diclofenac before but never worked like this!”

10 / 10