Anyone taking Voltaren?

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puppylover
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   Posted 3/15/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking Voltaren for my arthritis, then my doctor increased the dosage after he diagnosed me with fibro.  He's not a rheumy.  I did test positive for 16 of the trigger points, sleep problems, etc.  I don't doubt the diagnoses.  Been this way forever.  I just am worried about taking Voltaren after reading the warnings (cardiovascular problems).  I am already high risk because of my family history and blood pressure.  I think he thought the increased dosage would help the fibro.  I'm not sure that is working.  I wondered if anyone has been helped with their fibro by taking Voltaren.  The nighttime anti-depressant that he prescribed is helping me with my sleep problem.  Thanks for any info.
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/17/2009 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor gives me voltaren for my fibro pain. It helps a little, not enough.

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puppylover
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Donnaeil.
I experimented and stopped taking the voltaren for 4 doses. Well, it apparently does help somewhat because I was miserable yesterday, all last night and this morning. I felt better after taking it today and will take again tonight. I just don't think it helps as much as I would like. I plan to bring this up with the doc when I go in May. I had told him that I wanted to start with the least amount of meds at first, then change as needed. I just worry about the warnings on some of this stuff.

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Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
 
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