Average Rating: 1.6 (207 Ratings)

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 1  Hamstring pain Vertigo, lightheaded, anxiety, and depression. Horrible drug, a poison. I would rather deal with the hamstring pain any day. Been off it for 2 weeks and praying the side effects lift. M 40 6 days
500 mg x 2
 1  Migraine headaches Severe heartburn and indigestion which bored through my back. Couldn't sleep all night until later the next afternoon. Caused weakness, nausea/vomiting, disorientation, dizziness, pain, back pain, anxiety, tinnitus, fever, chills and sweats, blurred vision, pain in joints, flu-feelings, runny nose and breathlessness and the list goes on. I have pre-existing Ehlers-Danlos type 3, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, IBS and neuropathic pain, so not a well person anyway. I only took one 250mg tablet after my dinner. By bedtime (midnight) I had indigestion/heartburn, which got progressively worse (I had severe stomach and back pain). I was writhing around trying to get comfortable and couldn't. I have never felt pain like that, even surgery was less painful. The pain only eased by 2.00pm the next afternoon. I have been left, 4 days later, with blurred vision, nerve pain/shooting pains all over and joint pain.nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lack of appetite, shaking, headaches, sore eyes, sleep disturbance, weakness, stomach and bowel upset, constipation and diarrhoea, confusion, tinnitus, balance problems, runny nose, sinusitis, flu-like feelings and much more. I am seriously concerned about this drug and as someone who has underlying health problems, this has left me even more unwell. I cannot currently leave the house and have had to cancel one medical appointment. I am sensitive to drugs and foods and this was explained to my GP and no proton pump inhibitor was prescribed with it. Votarol Retard in the past made my stomach bleed, but Ibuprofen is just about tolerable. I thought it was worth trying, never realising the consequences. I hope these symptoms go as I cannot face eating and I hope I won't miss my cardiology appointment. I seriously would advise people to think carefully before they take this. F 56 1 days
250 3X D
 1  Arthritis Nausea & constipation (have been physically sick) breathless - tight chest & coughing Worst of all severe chills from head to toe every night. Restless sleep all night. Feeling wretched every night. The chills & other symptoms even lead me to ask for blood test for diabetes. Arthritis- not a lot of difference to plain ibuprofen ( which I can't tolerate either). After reading other symptoms I will not take any more. F 64 15 days
500 1X D
 1  Back pain spondylolisthesis Nausea, vomiting, four days after stopping and still feel like i have motion sickness...took plain advil yesterday and feels like it's interacting with leftover in my system. Combined with flexeril F 36 10 days
 2  For Osteoarthritis in my knee. Severe abdominal pain. Swelling in feet, ankles and legs, black tarry stools!! It did help with my knee pain but now I probably have an ulcer as a result of having to take it for several months! F 64 1 days
 1  Laparoscopy heartburn, shortness of breath, diarrhea I took it for five days, stoped it now for 2 days, but it's killing me!!!! I can't sleep at all because of the heartburn. I am soooo sad, because I was healthy, and now I feel I will never get better again! Because of this stupid drug I have experienced every pain that I never had before! DON'T TAKE IT! F 34 5 days
500 2X D
 1  Arthritis in knee Chest pain which gradually worsened and by day 10 I was experiencing waves of pain which kept me awake, nausea, headaches, general feeling of being unwell, burping, some diarrhoea. Thought I was coming down with a chest infection or flu but as soon as I stopped the meds the pain started to ease. F 49 10 days
250mg 2X D
 1  Severe menstrual cramps Dizziness, tinnitus, nausea, light-headedness and made me feel very disorientated This drug did nothing but make me feel worse and had me sent home twice from nearly fainting in class. Wouldn't touch the stuff again as it's a bloody poison! F 17 5 days
2 x 375mg
 1  Gout Severe vertigo. Still there 3 days after stopping the Naproxen. Gout better. Uncertain if this was due to the Naproxen or just the passage of time. M 74 3 days
1 gram
 1  Lower back pain Light headed/ dizzy, shortness of breath. Not taking this again. M 29 1 days
 1  Back pain After taking just ONE pill (After a full meal) i got the most awful painful stomach cramps, chest tightening and dizzy spells. I only got an hours sleep as the pain was too much and 24 hours later, i still feel awful. I would rather live with my back pain then ever take one of these tablets again. If i still feel like this 24 hours after taking just one pill, i dread to think what this medication would do to my body long term. Avoid! F 27 1 days
 1  severe headaches Worse headache, panic attacks, anxiety, felt like the start of a breakdown. Tingling face.Tight, numb head. Never had anxiety before. Scary experience, panic attacks and side effects still ongoing 4 days later. Avoid at all costs! F 44 2 days
500mg 2X D
 3  Painful stiff neck Rectal bleeding Dizziness Took the edge off the pain in my neck enough to allow me to function during the day, but the dizziness and rectal bleeding I started noticing towards end of 2nd day is not worth continuing. I haven't taken anything since yesterday late afternoon, but am still feeling dizzy nearly 24hrs later. F 43 3 days
500 2X D
 1  Shoulder and neck inflammation Blurred vision,feeling lighthead, dizziness, anxiety, constipation, dry mouth. Took twice a day for bad inflammation. At first i thought the lightheaded and dizzy feelings were from the inflammation in my neck, but 5 days later i felt worse. I stopped taking this 2 days ago and still have the side effects, not as severe, but still there. F 33 8 days
 1  Back ache Flu symptoms, laryngitis, hoarseness, diarrhea, severe chest pain (rushed to hospital with suspected heart attack), blood in stool, (unexplained) bruising, bloating, heart burn, feeling that something is stuck in my throat/chest, acute thirst, very hungry, generally feeling dreadful! It has now been 4 or 5 weeks at least since I stopped taking naproxen when I made the connection with loss of voice, flu symptoms and heartburn and diarrhea. Being rushed off in an ambulance with acute chest pain was terrifying. The diarrhea is still here, plus I now have blood in stool and still feeling of something stuck in my throat. I found a list of all my symptoms on the website detailing side effects associated with taking naproxen. The flu symptoms went away after the first week and so did hoarseness and voice problems but I'm wondering how long does it take to get this thing out of the system and get rid of all the other symptoms. Does naproxen just poison you and leave you to suffer indefinitely? Why are doctors still prescribing this chemical if they are aware of it's negative impact on the body? F 55 5 days
500 mg 2X D
 1  Arithist pain I hand a hand operation to remove arthritic bone. I've was given naproxen for pain relief. I've only just found out this has made me gain a stone in weight. I've been back into my trading running & walking mile & did not loose a 1bl. Eating hardly anything into my smoothies.My God I've now seen the light & hopefully get this horried drug out of my system. I've been off it a wk & can already feel the results. F 66 1 years
 1  plantar fascitis All the mild side effects and 2 of the been diagnosed with chemical poisoning from this.IT IS A POISON Untrusted my health and general wellbeing with my doc and he poisons me with no regard to my health.also fighting sore legs and paralization for 7yrs and says no to being tested for myothapy,a disease that eats muscles.OH WOW, THATS PROFESSIONALISM FOR YOU.Give ya a script for pills and send you out the door. M 53 6 months
1000mg sr
 2  Back pain and muscle spasms Headaches, bloating, chest pain, stomach pain, fever, difficulty in breathing. I tried to cope with the side effects for as long as I could but then I felt ill, my stomach was so sore and I couldn't breathe well. I don't want to have these ever again. F 22 3 days
 1  Costocondritis Bad wind heart palpatations no appetite Peeing a lot Stopping taking them 54 10 days
 1  Lateral epichondilitis (Tennis elbow) Palpitations, breathlessness, chest pain, high BP, some mild gastritis, diarrhoea, lightheadedness, excess belching, feeling cold M 50 28 days
500 2X D