Do lidoderm Lidocain patches work for you?

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crps
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   Posted 1/5/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
hope we are all off to a better 2008!!
 
 I have been using these patches for about 3 years (some weeks more than others) and I am starting to think that they might have an adverce effect after a while. It feels OK in the begining, but after a few hours I kinda feel more of a burning sensation that somtimes I feel it is making it more painful than numb or soothing.
 
Does anyone else have any thoughts of lidocain patches?
 
 
                                          thanks mike

crps
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gramps,

Great insight on the lidocain. I do use a heating pad 90% of the day, and always have the lidocain patch as well. This might definatly be the problem I have been feeling as of latley. I know that in the past I have had 3 lidocain infusions at the Beth Isreal Pain Mngmt in Boston. they usually take in the nieborhood of 4 hours to finish the IV bag. Then I use them aprox 20 hours daily.(my pain mngmt doctor gave me a green light on aprox 20 hours per day) I know about the 12 on and 12 off, but he gave me the ok so I have been sticking with it. After the 4 hour infusions I would not feel so great for the remainder of the day so I would just relax.

I read you are off to get some things done for you, hope the anxiety and waiting is worth it.(somtimes it is, somtimes it isnt) It seems like we have to wait so long for these appts that you cant but help getting a little exited at the possibility someone will do something positive for you.

Anyway I stopped with the heating pad when the patches are on, and hope to talk to you soon and maybe you can brighten us up whith some positive and encouraging news.

                            Best of luck Gramps, talk to you soon

                                                     mike


Kiera
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   Posted 1/8/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Gramps,

I also hope that you get some good answers at mayo. Def. a good place to go. Cleveland clinic is as well. When I went there, my wait time was 10 minutes and the doctor himself comes to the waiting room to get you as he introduces himself. I sure wasn't used to that kind of "good care".

thank,

kiera

p.s. mike, even though he gave you the greenlight the 20hrs is a long time to have those patches on. I think Id talk it over with him if after you remove the heat this problem persists.
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.
 
Kiera


crps
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   Posted 1/10/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Luck Gramps.........

I dont know where mayo is, but it sounds special just by the way your talking about it. I'm going to do my best with the lidocain, sometimes I guess I just dont care and want some relief anyway possible. But the heating up of the lidocain was a eye opener, and probably was my fault it was stinging from the heat. Hope all your procedures and tests come out the best possible way. Thanks again for the info.

Let us know how your stay was when it is over,

                                                      mike

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