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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, So i have had pretty bad joint pain that i have not been able to find relief from except using prednisone and now that my dose keeps getting lowered the joint pain has come back. So yesterday my rhuemy gave me some samples of voltaren gel to apply to the joints that are swollen and painful (can't apply to my whole body but to my very painful joints) and I will say it has taken away 60% of the pain! You apply it 4 times a day and so far, it has kept the pain bearable and almost gone!!
So if you haven't tried the Voltaren Gel, I would deffinatly ask your rhuemy about it. I have not had to take any pain medicine today, that is how good it is doing! And since it is a gel, thats one less pill to take, which is a plus for me!
Kidney Diseases & Disorders and Lupus Moderater
Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Integra Plus, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Zofran

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 9/27/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info Amy. I had never heard of voltaren gel. My joints don't swell, but this sounds great for folks who need it. Love ya, Donna

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/16/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought Voltaren Gel for the first time last winter. It's available as a non-perscription on the shelves in the drug stores. I love the great for stiff and sore shoulders too. I found it worked great on my joints too.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 10/17/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Amy, have you experienced any skin irritation with that?
Lupus sucks :-)
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