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    Topical Pain Relief - No Pills. No Side Effects.
    An_254674 posted:
    Has anyone here looked into topical pain relief for RA?

    It is on the rise and, as a user of such, I have to highly recommend it for people fighting this pain, especially for those new/old to situation who are looking to avoid pills altogether.

    All it took was a call to my current topical pharmacy, A&R Pharmacy ( and a brief talk with my doctor, and before I knew it I was on the road to taking control of my pain and (to my pleasure) my life. I don't have to deal with side effects or downtime and there is no risk of addiction here. So, I urge you, those both new and old to pain, please do yourself a favor and look this place up.

    I hope this helps a few of you!!
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    Scott Zashin, MD responded:
    Yes, topical medications are an excellent source of pain relieft for many patients. There are currently two topical NSAIDS on the market, PENSAID and Voltaren Gel. In addition, there are many compounding pharmacies that can add a variety of FDA approved medications into a useful, but not FDA approved cream. Some of the creams I prescribe to patients have anti inflammatories, pain medication and muscle relaxers all mixed into the cream.

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