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    Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
    7/29/2011 7:49:25 PM

    Reviewer: sandra, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    bought 3 hours the capsaicin cream, and it started burning right away, it was burning so bad that after 2 hours I had to go to the emergency room.I just got home with a bag of ice, they gave me benadril in the hospital and told to wait 24hours to go away this burning sensation.I never felt so much pain like right now, its the same sensation when you burn your finger or hand in a pot with hot oil.T ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
    3/27/2011 3:41:36 PM

    Reviewer: christinajjenkins, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Umbearable continued burning sensation that could not be remedied. Washed site, applied ice 12 hours still burning. I had a choking sensation for several hours.

    Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
    3/11/2011 2:46:51 AM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I purchased the ointment to apply to my knees. The severe burning was not immediate, it started gradually and continued to burn. I tried to ease the burning with cold water, then cool washclothes layed atop my knees, then I tried to wash it off with alcohol, it never stopped burning. It has been 4 hours of intense burning, with No relief. This is a very dangerous medicine to have, especially i ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
    3/1/2011 8:59:19 AM

    Reviewer: gatlingal, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I used the roll-on to see if it would help the arthritis pain in my hand... OMG the burning sensation was TORTURE. It felt like my hand was on FIRE. I washed it according to the directions, but it did not stop. After enduring this excrutiating pain for about 5 hours I finally went to the ER. They treated it like a chemical burn and applied silver-dine cream and gave me pain meds. They should have ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pain associated with Arthritis
    9/26/2010 5:43:44 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I put on a patch to relieve an arthritic shoulder. Left the patch on for about 8 hours. It relieved the pain with no burning.

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