Tried a new med with wonderful results

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I'm not positive if I mentioned my hand and knuckle pain in a previous post, but I have been having horrible pain in both hands.  The knuckles, behind the thumbs, and the wrists have been killing me.  They feel like somebody cracked my knuckles with a hammer and I never know which hand will start and when.  Most of the time the "episodes" are in full swing for a couple of weeks and then ease up.  I wear the hand braces at night when this happens and have tried everything that I could think of.  All the OTC meds, including the capsacin, the arthritis creams, and the freeze sprays have failed to do anything (as have my prescription meds for pain).  I've talked to all of my Dr's and both the endo and the PM Dr have now suggested using Voltaren Gel (prescription) even though I have severe stomach problems with NSAIDS.   My husband had a large prescription of this stuff filled by our PCP and couldn't use it because it broke him out in terrible rashes.  Both Dr's made a note and told me to try his.  I have been referred to a reumy but the apt cannot be made before June or July (don't know which yet).  
 
So, the bottom line is that I woke up in horrible pain this morning with my hands again and took two pain pills but got NO results with the hands.  I gave up and tried the Voltaren Gel and within one minute (literally) my pain was GONE!  I could not believe it.  I wanted to kick myself for not trying it sooner.  When the pain came back, I used it again (very little on a small tissue rubbed directly on the knuckles and wrist exactly where it hurt)....again, the pain was GONE!
 
I am telling you guys this not for a "yea the pain is gone" but to send out an idea of something mild and easy to use that may help anyone with hand/knee/wrist type pain.  It's certainly worth checking in to and has to be a prescription, but I'm amazed with what it did.  Also, I found a link at the web site for the product for a rather substantial discount coupon.  I think it was a pretty high co-pay, but I filled it a couple of months ago for my husband and I honestly don't remember.  It comes in tubes of three to a larger box (at least that's what they gave him) and you use so little that it goes a very long way.
 
Just food for thought for anyone who may want to ask the Dr about it.
 
Best to all!turn
Formerly PrayingForRealRelief...
 
DDD, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, EXTREME IDIOPATHIC HYPOGLYCEMIA FROM AGE 12
 
 
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/3/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Retiredmom, I am glad it is helping you.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/3/2010 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kimber. I appreciate it!
Formerly PrayingForRealRelief...
 
DDD, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, EXTREME IDIOPATHIC HYPOGLYCEMIA FROM AGE 12
 
 
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/3/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Allright mom !!! Fantastic is all I can say , If the pain is gone thats all that matters in my book !!! Congrats big time mom , I'm very happy for you . I hope it continues forever !!!! Best wishes Mikel


HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, lasix .  oxicontin  '                                                                                                                         


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 4/3/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
How awesome!! Really, how often in our situations does something like that happen?? It's to me almost like a miracle and I am so glad you got the relief you needed and so quickly! Congrats! And thank you so much for sharing with the rest of us a medication that helped you so rapidly. That was so thoughtful!!
Catz4
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


MsBunky
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you retiredmom!!!! Isn't it just the best feeling ever when something you try really helps you!! Yay for you (and yay for your doctors for letting you use hubby's meds...nice call on their part!)

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
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PAlady
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
RetiredMom,
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing it. Always nice to read something that works instead of our trials with stuff that doesn't.

Have a great holiday!

PaLady

Butterfly4
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
That's fantastic! I'm glad to hear it helped you. I will put that on my list for my next doctor's appointment.
31 year old female
 
Chronic pain, GI inflammation, Asthma, catracts, Depression, chest pain, frequent fevers, vomiting, weight loss, insomnia, the list goes on.  16 months into this, I still have no official diagnosis.
 
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear you found something that works! :)
Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Retired,
 
     Oh that is fantastic news! You know my mother in law started using it with wonderful results. Shes a busy woman and had nothing but good to say about it.  Most recently she has had shoulder problems that hurt her terribly and she began using something called "Lidocane patches" on her shoulder. Between the gel for her hands and the patches for her shoulders she is back to her busy self.
 
      I am so glad you were able to find some much needed relief with it. I will be sure to recommend it to a friend who has had knee troubles latly.
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

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Lindaloo
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   Posted 4/3/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I, too, have found great results with the voltaren gel.  I use it on the tops of my feet for severe fibro pain and viola! the pain goes!  I am so glad you found the same something that has been helping me for months now.
 
Lindaloo
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White Beard
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   Posted 4/3/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
retiredmom

I have heard good things about that stuff, but like everything else everyone is so different and what works for on person does not work for another! I guess you and your husband are excellent examples of that with this Voltaren Gel. I am glad that it is giving you such good relief! May it continue to work well for you!

White Beard

uniquelyme
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   Posted 4/6/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Great News!!!  I have a tube of the Voltran Gel that my PM Dr. gave me.... I have to say it didn't help me much.  Of course my problems are deep in my lower back....It did help my knee pain a little bit. 
 
It's always sooooo nice to see that someone in our little Nutty Family has found some relief....whether it be from pain, anxiety, or anything else... I wish....I wish....I wish......that we would all find relief....that lasts forever...
 
Me.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
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