I got a new drug

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   Posted 7/6/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, My doctor has ask me to try a Lidocaine patch each patch is 5% they stick on the area that hurts the most I got 20 patches but they are not cheep I had to pay $65.00 and my Insurance paid $135.00, I put one on my lower back and is about an hour they took most of the pain away. you can only use one patch for 16 hours and you must remove it and not use another for 8 hours please talk to your doctor about this and I wish and hope it helps, Im going to try it on my shoulder next.
blush  hope to here from some one today, I took my pills and Im doing good sofar,
By for now.

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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried them on my shoulder, but they didn't work so well for me. It's great that your back feels better. Hope the patches continue to work for you.
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds great! My pain is so wide spread that I would be covered with patches from my head to my feet, oh what a sight that would be to be seen in patches.

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   Posted 7/6/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I first used the lidocaine patch for broken ribs quite a few years ago. I have found they work great for pain that is not too deep but not so great for deep pain. I cut them in two and use them on my hands for arthritis pain. For whatever reason my doc will only let me use one patch at a time and 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off. It is a drug going into your body so you can't put them all over you. I have found if I use them every day for a few days it starts irratating my skin, but that just may be me.
I'm glad he gave you these Ed they do work great. I had no idea how expensive they are.
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