U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: NoVa
18,435 posts, read 26,907,712 times
Reputation: 19521

Advertisements

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, OA, all that good stuff and my Rheumatologist gave this to me many years in pill form and it didn't help. My Podiatrist gave it to me the other day for some painful areas on my feet and I told him I may try it on my other painful joints and he called in a boatload of it to the pharmacy.

I put it on my knees last night and it worked pretty well, made me realize how bad my hips were hurting when my knees weren't added. Then today I put them on my hips and knees. It is like it dulls the pain for me, does not take it all the way away, but does help.

So now I have realized that my shoulders are in some severe pain once the hips and knees aren't hurting so bad.

All I can do is laugh and apply it to my shoulders too.

Anyone use this and have good experience or any experience with it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-20-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
1,457 posts, read 2,696,051 times
Reputation: 3318
I use it and it does help; my DH laughs because I am always asking him to apply it to the areas I have trouble reaching (my right side is weak due to CVAs).

It works but I use it with my other meds (I also have a pain pump).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: NoVa
18,435 posts, read 26,907,712 times
Reputation: 19521
I was pretty surprised as the pill form did not....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
523 posts, read 3,088,178 times
Reputation: 1117
one watch out: although the principle of topically applied voltarol is a great one, and only a fraction of the active substance in the gel gets absorbed, you should take care not to overuse the gel - if you go much beyond the stated dose (either in terms of frequency of application, or area covered), you can still end up with systemic levels of voltarol comparable with (or even in excess of, if you really go to town) what you would experience on the oral tablets, with a comensurate risk of adverse events
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: NoVa
18,435 posts, read 26,907,712 times
Reputation: 19521
I use it 1-2x a day, 1 for the most part, and put it on whichever joints seem to be bothering me...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 09:02 AM
 
6,296 posts, read 5,970,921 times
Reputation: 9508
I haven't tried the gel, but I do take diclofenac in pill form. It helps. I may mention the gel to my rheumatologist when I see her in July.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
596 posts, read 807,108 times
Reputation: 483
I have used this gel on the back of my knee/calf. It worked. Now I want some more but don't want to pay a doctor visit fee just to get a prescription.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-12-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
10,288 posts, read 16,563,492 times
Reputation: 22951
My mom has a lot of it, so she brought some to see if it helped with my leg pain (I have a plate and a bunch of pins). In my case, it didn't help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top