I only took the Diclofenac twice mainly because of my aversion to painkillers and "being a tough guy". The surgeon a week later changed the pain medication and I asked why. He said Diclofenac for more than a couple of weeks is bad for your liver and system. I told him I took it only twice and I told him another script was not necessary as the pain was tolerable at that point. I forgot the name of the other pain killer he prescribed. I also took Diclofenac for some bad ear pain a few years ago. I have not been on any other pain medication ever.