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Wed, May 8 12:20pm · CBD oil and Mobic in Chronic Pain

Hello @bigjeff-I have been taking Diclofenac, a prescription NSAID formerly called Voltaren, for ten years following neck surgery that had a horrible outcome. As I understand from many physicians since, Diclofenac is a stronger dose than OTC products like Advil, but is in the same class. With that as a preface, I have recently begun using CBD oil along with the Diclofenac, and I have asked your question to my new Pain Clinic doctor at Mayo. His answer was that there isn't much research yet into the effects of CBD in combination with other medications, but he did not attempt to dissuade me from using both simultaneously.

Wed, Jan 30 10:24am · Pudendal Nerve Entrapment/Neuropathy/Damage in Chronic Pain

New member and first response here. I have had this condition (pudendal nerve entrapment) since 2012, and I have seen a number of specialists who have conducted all of the studies you mention and performed all of the procedures you mention. The end result, I'm sorry to say, is that the pain persists in much the same way as it does for your wife. I am male, and most of the specialists I have seen deal with this issue in female patients, which makes diagnoses and treatment even more difficult. For pain, I have been prescribed Diclofenac 75mg twice daily since my first (non-related) cervical spine surgery in 2009. The medication does not affect the pain in the pudendal region, and at this point my new primary care physician at Mayo is concerned about long term use in general.

I can certainly empathize with folks who have said that this condition is a 'lonely' problem, both because it is more rare in the general population and there apparently is not much data for physicians to access. It is also very difficult to have a conversation about the issue with anyone other than a physician or a family member, so I typically 'suffer in silence' most days, and feel grateful on the rare occasion when the pain is negligible for a day or so.