Does Ben Gay help your pain? If it does, than other topical products may also help. But I’ve tried many, including two prescription-strength topicals, one compounded with Soma and also Lidocaine patches, and they really didn’t help. While the Lidocaine patches gave me a type of numbing effect on the surface of my skin, the pain relief didn’t penetrate any further than that. And I didn’t achieve any benefit from the Soma topical.
However, many pain patients who have a sensitivity to oral pain medications use topicals instead. If topicals work for you, I say great. But if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, throwing it away on products that don’t help will just cause irritation and anger. And over-the-counter products that promise all kinds of pain relief have a habit of not delivering.
This is a response from one of my posts about a topical product that’s advertised on nationalpainreport.com (see link). Considering the tone of the response, I didn’t approve it for posting, but I’m posting it here in its entirety.
You must have been high when you wrote about Reunion pain relief products.
Clearly, you don’t understand the difference between therapeutic essential oils, applied topically to the peripheral pain source and absorbed transdermally and aromatherapy oils that smell nice.
You also didn’t click on Articles on the bottom of every web page which will give you a good primer in essential oils including a Clinical Trial produced by Scripps … the most prestigious clinical trial producer in the U.S.
Further, ALL Customer Reviews are 100% authentic. Many have allowed us to use their real names with their Review.
Your synopsis only proves my thoughts about the Internet: “Anonymity Breeds Assholes!”
Karl Douglass, Pres.
Pure Biomed, LLC
Dear Mr. Douglass:
I’m not anonymous — my name is Johnna Stahl and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This information isn’t included on every one of my posts, but it is easily found in numerous places on my blog (like under the category Stahl v. Unum). And while I’d like to respond to your crass comments in kind, I’ll let your words speak for you and your product.