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.
luv and hugs
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