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One day was enough for me
on April 7, 2012
Updated 5-19-12. See Three Addendums and Conclusion below.
In 75 years I have never experienced that much pain. It started as soon as this product was applied and continued while it also increased until I washed the wound and applied some Biolex after about a day. Pain stopped immediately when the Biolex was applied and re-bandaged. I don't know what this product is made of or made for but it definitely was not made for me.
The consistency of this product made it extremely difficult to apply. I can't describe it verbally. It just won't go on evenly like most other wound gels.
Addendum No.1 4-17-12
After receiving some helpful advice from a commenter (see below) I contacted the company directly about my problem. This morning I had a very informative and pleasant phone conversation with the owner of the company lasting 41 minutes. We discussed the entire history of my problems with the leg involved. He is sending me, free of charge, another formula specifically designed for my type of wound. He is also sending some pain spray to assist with another problem on the leg.
Based on this action I raised my evaluation from one star to three stars and I will further update this when I see the reaction to the new products he is sending.
Addendum No.2 4-29-12
I received the Venous Stasis formula after a long discussion with the owner of the company as mentioned above. It caused severe pain just like the original formula that could not be conquered with 4 Advils. I had another discussion with the owner and he sent me the Venus Stasis Hypo Allergenic formula with benzocaine. Both of these new formulas were sent at the company's expense. This latest version is causing the severe pain just like the other two formulas. It is now going on 3 a.m. and I cannot sleep because of the pain even after 3 Advils. Perhaps I am the only one in the entire world that has such a reaction to their products. If you want to try it, you will need to take the chance. Good luck.
I am reducing the rating to one star.
Addendum No.3 5-19-12
After another phone conversation with the doctor that developed this product, he sent me a fourth formula. The pain from this formula equaled the pain from the first formula. It pulsed in irregular pulses and I could only stand it for about 2 hours. I called the doctor the next morning and he stated that I was in about less than 1% of the patients that have an allergy to the ingredients. He said he would call me back with a solution. I never heard from him.
This product may work great for you. It did not work for me since I could not use it long enough because of the pain. If my problem is because of an allergy as the doctor stated then the product should not be faulted.