Lidoderm patch for back pain

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I have a box of them Lidocaine 5% patch box of 30 by script.......for my back I wear them for 10 hours a day.........
I guess some insurances per my doc are kinda against it for anything other then for shingle pain, but my insurance did approve it for my chronic back pain.
Does anyone have experience with Lidoderm Pain Patches? I use three per 12 hour period along with oxycodone, tramadol, neurontin and flexeril for pain. All the talk about Fentanyl has me concerned. BTW I am so thankful for this forum, whether or not one posts one can gain so much valuable information without fear of judgement. Kudos to sandee for keeping it going and thanx to everyone for straight up honesty in your replies to questions.
Is anyone out there using lidoderm patches for back and/or neck pain? My neurosurgeon just prescribed them for me--they're a topical anesthetic patch. I tried one, it seemed to help briefly. I've been taking Lyrica for about a month, trying to taper off hydrocodone (after 7 months of steady use), and wondering why I have not seen these lidoderm patches mentioned by anyone in any of the back pain boards I've looked at. Looking for input on this. Thanks.
Has anyone ever used a pain patch for their TMJ pain? have some Lidoderm patches, which contain 5% Lidocaine, which I have for my fibaro and spine problems. I just got back from Reno, Nv, which was an 1143 mile round trip. The trip down was fine, but the trip back today was in rain, hail, wind and snow. Needless to say now in more pain than ever. I had a massage while there, concentrated on the head, neck and shoulders. Masseuse commented I had a major major amt of tight muscles and knots.
I'm sitting here now with a lidoderm patch on my back and the tens unit doing it's job on my shoulders and neck. I have to leave the patch on for a full 12 hours. I've got roughly two more hours to go then I take it off. I have to admit that I've yet to try the Topamax and it's mostly because of a drug interaction fear that I have to alleviate somehow.
Hi Sandy! My doctor also prescribed me the Lidocaine patch for my hip and lower back. (didn't have neck or upper back pain at that time) They only worked for about a day and they also wouldn't stick to my body but I just found out last week that I tore a ligament in my hip so that my be why they didn't work. I hope your dr.can find the right med that helps with your pain!
i've had back pain for a long time now. "severe curve in spine" degeneration in the curve. developing arthritis in neck/ upper back, the deepest point in the curve. narcotic pain relievers work for short term relief. don't want to get addicted to anything if possible. dr. wants to avoid surgery for as long as possible. have been prescribed 50mg tramadol once a day. doesn't help very much and with the continueing pain my life is very much slowing down and i am getting depressed.
I ended up having a severe flare up of my arthritis from the adhesive and it took a few days for the symptoms to fade and get my pain back under control. I was so happy with the relief I was getting from the patches at first and if this is just pain from the fall then I will get that level of relief back when these injuries heal. If not, then it is the adhesive and the patches will be out of the question. That will be a huge disappointment.
i'm telling you crazy kids... i've been in pretty bad pain for over a year... i just bought a book on how to be pain free - 20 minutes every morn. is all it takes - and this kid is living proof. it addresses chronic pain in every part of your body, too - btw. it's not just for backs. if anyone wants to know about it, lemme know!
It is working really well for my back and neck pain, but I have the problem with the patches falling off. I've tried using medical tape to tape the edges down, and that has caused skin irritation so I have been looking for another alternative. I read online people have called the manufacturer of the patch (mine is by Mylan) so I did call them, but the adhesive that they have for customers is out of stock.
hi, i'm a 24yo male. I've been having lower back pain for about 5 years now. And my doctors have given up, "We tried all that we could have done." Recently I've started noticing other things and not knowing if they are normal, - When I'm reading a book in bed, is it normal to feel fatigue, strain, discomfort in my lower arms and shoulders? (after about 7-9min.) - I'm on my back, elbows resting on bed, hands up(holding book) -same when I'm on my side reading a book.
and I am looking into a bunch of that info and I have been doing kind of ok. But I still have it and so I'm looking one into the pain patch ...can't remember the name and then I will go see the doc on the rest....So I'm taking each thing slow now...I have backed off on walking since I'm doing so much around here and my son just went back to school and I'm not into a routine yet with it...So I will be working on that and I"m still working on my mood and my out look...
When I was first prescribed the patch it was by my PCP. I wasn't given anything for BT pain either. I found it worked great for me for the first day, but on day 3 I was hurting badly. (I've currently switched meds many times to find the right one) You should be able to talk to your PM about BT meds, but not all of them are open to increasing meds in younger people like you and I. I've been going through CP for about 2.5 years and had epidurals, PT, etc.
I have either a cold or runny nose/sneezing w/d symptoms- who can tell? For my back pain/discomfort I have been taking aspirin. You can try that or advil which is good for pain. Avil bottles will recommend two pills, however I remember that prescription Motrin (same as advil- it's ibuprofrene) is equivalent to four advil. So you can take that amount as long as you do not do it for an extended period. My back is my problem also. I get up and move around often.
I was recently diagnosed with PHN and am looking for some kind of pain relief. I'm on 300 mg of Gabapentin. Does Gabapentin work for you? If so, how long did it take before you felt any relief? Any other advice on PNH pain relief?
I do find that even taking a very low amount over 5 days has caused some anxiety but that I can handle. Heres to getting back on the train and not looking back. Thanks for all the support and encouragement. I was feeling angry, guitly and upset about having to use meds but with all your help I made a plan and am sticking to it.
Hope they give me something besides opioids for pain. I mean what did people do for pain before they came out with these damn pills? Well, I guess I'll find out. Hang in there girlfriend. One day at a time, keep praying to God. I know you do...PM me if you need me, always here for you honey.
Get some Icy Hot or other rub and you probably should see a dr for your back problems....physical therapy could do wonders for you. Hope all goes well for you. If you need anything, let me know!
When in doubt, ask your doctor!
I have been told a hydrotherapy may help my back pain but it hasn't been suggested for my nerve pain. I will look into the volt aren't and lidoderm and call my PM since I just saw him yesterday. Joey You are right pain meds don't relieve nerve pain and it is a pain like no other. I've dealt with it about as long as you have. Thank you for the info. I will look at the website. Thank you all for your suggestions.
oxycodone every 4 hours and Cymbalta and Clonidine for nerve pain. I also have to prescription creams and a lidoderm patch. Initially I thought I could get my pain to a 1 or 2. Then I thought I'd be happy at a 3. Most days now with all the medications I'm on I'm at a 5 or 6, but there is usually some point in the day when it shoots up. Basically using it causes a flare. But with 4 kids and the ex no help, I don't get to rest it much.
I use the Lidoderm patch and love it. It really helps take the edge off. I cut it for my hand. It was prescribed for "desensitization" of my scar on my hand, but I use it on my hip for really bad arthritis there. I have trouble with the stairs, getting up from a chair or out of car, and the patch really works well. (My dad also has a really bad back; herniated disks, past surgeries, and arthritis, and I put it on him, nad it helped. The nice thing is it's not another narcotic.
Any kidney pain, etc?? The reason why I'm asking is because I was just admitted last week for back pain, stomach pain and kidney pain and they found out it was kidney stones, and a hernia. I was thinking that it could possibly be something else, especially if they didn't run any type of tests. As for the hospital, I agree about as long as you pay something. I'm in KS and owe the local hospital about 2,000 but pay 20.
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