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User Reviews for Diphenhydramine/naproxen to treat Pain

Also known as: Aleve PM

Diphenhydramine/naproxen has an average rating of 5.7 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 46% of those users who reviewed Diphenhydramine/naproxen reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

Diphenhydramine/naproxen Rating Summary

5.7/10 average rating

13 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Diphenhydramine/naproxen

claire · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 15, 2020

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “It is the only thing that can make me fall asleep any more, but if I get woken up at all I am extremely angry for no reason and my pain is ten times worse. My pain is constantly around 8-10 at night and I can hardly fall asleep with it but when I take Aleve pm it just expands it worse. Most nights I’m just laying in tears from being so damn tired but I just can’t get comfortable or out of pain enough to actually drift off. Aleve pm helps me with how fast it can just knock me out but once I wake up even if after an hour the pain keeps me up for hours on end.”

4 / 10
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Sleepless in NH · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2020

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I had total knee replacement 3 weeks ago and figured I would try Aleve PM because of good reviews elsewhere. I took 2 caplets at bedtime, as directed. An hour and a half later, I was still wide awake and in pain. It did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me, and I couldn't take anything else because I'd taken this alleged 12-hour medication. So horribly disappointed.”

1 / 10
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Max's Mom · Taken for less than 1 month August 18, 2019

“I was diagnosed with arthritis in my right hip and had fallen, hurting that leg pretty badly 15 months ago. My left leg got swollen from my knee to my ankle, barely able to walk. Naproxen helped the pain easily BUT for 4 nights in a row I felt hyper and could not sleep!! When I napped it was not even a hour at a time..”

2 / 10
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Dashobie · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2014

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I have general nerve damage , cervical and thoracic fusion for 10 year being hit from behind. I never sleep through the night in constant pain I take pain meds but there not enough. I bought Aleve PM yesterday took it last night, it was amazing, slept the whole night good deep sleep. Not only that but I have COPD not from smoking, I usually have trouble with wheezing. It didn't happen last night. Thank you Aleve PM.”

10 / 10
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bram · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 16, 2014

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I am 56 years old and I have been unable to sleep due to pain for the past year. I do not like to take medication but was desperate for something. Discovered Aleve PM which I take at night and feel like a new person. The pain and sleep deprivation were making me sick. Aleve PM works!”

9 / 10
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Stefanija March 24, 2016

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “For pain and sleep. My doc gave me tylenol 3 with codeine for my fibromyalgia pain . I also have sleep apnea and insomnia. I can take the Tylenol 3 like tic tacs and it will do me no good. 2 aleve pms and I'm pain free and asleep throughout the night. Wow never thought an over the counter med would help me.”

9 / 10
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Teddy3589 October 19, 2015

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “Aleve PM was wonderful in helping me sleep. I had a lot of pain after a fall. What I did not realize was that it was seriously affecting my brain function. After a couple of night of taking Aleve PM, I could barely function at work. For example, I needed to take notes at a meeting. When I reviewed the notes the next day, some of the entries just did not make sense. I then read an article that said that Aleve PM could cause a 'brain fog' in people over 60 (I'm 74). After one night's sleep without Aleve (not a 'good' night's sleep) I noticed a huge improvement in my cognitive ability. Anyway, I ended up tossing out the pills.”

10 / 10
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Hell to Pay · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2015

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I took Aleve PM for chronic knee pain which causes me to wake up repeatedly throughout the night. I only took it ONE NIGHT, and, boy, that was enough! Although I slept well and was not bothered by knee pain during the night, now, approximately 12 hours later, my stomach is absolutely killing me! My stomach hurts so badly that I feel as if I may vomit. I also feel dizzy and slightly disoriented. I am throwing the remainder of the bottle, which cost around $8.00, away when I get home. Who knew there would be such hell to pay for a good night's sleep? Never again. I would rather sleep poorly than feel like vomiting which I am trying to work.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous November 23, 2016

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “Just want to say I would never buy Aleve pm. I was in pain, I couldn't sleep so I took some Aleve pm and didn't work. I was up all night so I tried the next day and still didn't work. Was so disappointed”

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Momof3littlesSSSSSSS May 24, 2017

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I woke up at 2:30 am with an awful , radiating tooth ache . The kind I have to stand in a warm shower as any medicine kicks in . I took aleeve PM this time and the pain subsided way faster than with Advil or Tylenol - I didn't even double dose . (Bottle says not to ) I did get to sleep , it was a bit better than usual . We have 3 young children who wake up early and I didn't notice them as much this time .”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 22, 2017

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I can't sleep. I have a lot of pain from preparing and cleaning from hurricane Irma. I took two aleave pm at 8:25pm. Itis now 12:04am. I'm awake and so uncomfortable. My body is like anxiety ridden. I can't get comfortable. I feel sick as well.”

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Sundays September 6, 2016

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I ached all over while on a camping trip and was restless so I took 1 Aleve to take the edge off and quickly felt myself drifting off to la la land. I was woken by sharp stomach pains and tried to unsuccessfully use the bathroom. When I climbed back into my tent I began experiencing itchy palms and soles of my feet. Being that I was camping I thought I must have gotten into something poisonous but then I felt my tongue starting to swell and I started to wheeze. Fortunately I was in a place the had a medic tent where they assessed me to find my blood pressure through the roof & my pulse skyrocketing. After 30 or so minutes the side effects began to subside and my vitals went back to normal & the Aleve went into the trash. Read side effects”

1 / 10
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Desperate For Relief · Taken for less than 1 month April 9, 2016

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I have Sickle Cell Anemia(beta thal) & avascular necrosis in both hips and shoulders. To function I HAVE to stay on top of my pain around the clock and hoped the Aleve PM would help me get sleep. I gave in and spent $10 on 20 caplets which did NOT help my pain whatsoever after taking 4 in a desperate attempt to get my pain back in control. It made no difference. I'm sleep deprived and miserable today thanks to these things. The regular Aleve is one of my go to pain relievers during the day but the PM version is a joke. I just wish I could get a refund....”

1 / 10
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D · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2019

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “41 minutes later. My stomach still hurts and I am not the slightest bit sleepy. The same thing happened last night. I was able to watch a movie and still felt awful.”

3 / 10
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Kymberli January 5, 2017

Aleve PM (diphenhydramine / naproxen): “I found myself drifting into la la land within 10 minutes. Thanks Aleve!”

9 / 10
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