Does lidoderm work

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934553 tn?1275277979 Hi, a lot of people benefit from the Lidoderm patches. I hope it helps. I completely understand about life consisting only of work and sleep. That doesn't make much of a life. That exquisite sensitivity to light touch is called allodynia. Often a firm touch is tolerable, but the light brushing of clothes or a light touch from another person is unbearable. Seems backward, but it is common. Another addition that can help the Cymbalta is a low-dose of amiltrityline at night.
1182304 tn?1349309551 I do use the lidoderm patches and they help me. I do not use them all the time but I do when I have a bad pain day.
Avatar f tn I haven't heard anyone say they tried Lidoderm patches-they work well for any part of your body you are in pain, and you can cut the patches into smaller ones if you want. They are only made up of lidocaine (numbing) for surface pain, muscle pain, any pain. You wear up to 3 for no more that 12hrs and then take a 12hr break. Only one bad thing is they don't stick well, I have to use heavy duty med tape, but they are worth it. Plus, they are 235.
694135 tn?1299022583 Can you let me know how it has helped you? I totally understand that what works for one does not always work for someone else. Just looking for some input. Every little bit helps when you are in so much pain all the time. Thank you everyone for all your support and will be waiting to see what happens.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I am having trouble at work and would like to know if anyone can relate or has any suggestions. I am a nurse and have been working 12-14 hr shifts in the same unit for the last 8 years. I had severe leg pain, numbness and tingling, burning as well as many other symptoms when I was diagnosed about 1 1/2 yrs ago which all went away except for the burning.
Avatar f tn Got married and we traveled with wife to nice places until ONE moment where we had a heavy patient and I did what I trained not to do and wreck my L4, L5 disks got medications at the hospital percocet I remember 3/day it was 5 years ago. Now I am on 80mg/day but this doesn't work, I finish early every time. I don't drink (5years) but one day I decided to finish it all. My wife ignores me same with my parents. Nobody wants to operate.
Avatar n tn as usual this is an open forum. Sorry for the unrelated question, but does anyone know anything about eyes? I woke up yesterday and my eye was extremely swollen and it hurt a lot, its still the same way...... Its not conjuntivitis (sp) what else could it be? I didn't get hit or anything..... if anyone has any info I would appreciate it.
Avatar n tn I had a breast reduction Dec 29, 09. Was wondering about these sharp pains. After reading, I am disappointed to find that this may go on for a very long time. A few times I have wondered if I, too, have a heart issue because they are pretty sharp pains (sometimes when I breathe deeply). Two years ago though had a normal EKG at a check-up. Guess this is just a normal part of the process. I was pleased with my doctor, but he did minimize the pain part (and I have given birth naturally)!
230262 tn?1316649534 Im on day 8 now and getting pretty depressed that my back still hurts as bad as it does today. I was hoping it would subside more since my leg pains and other bodyaches have passed from the WD, but my spine stuff just wont go away. I am wondering again about Sub... because I cant go back to vicodin or its ilk, I cant take it as prescribed and I end up right back in teh same stupid boat every time. my main question is DOES SUB HELP WITH PAIN much??
Avatar f tn If I may ask why you use it, and why do more doctors not prescribe it. Does it really work. I have nerve pain.....would it work for that. When I talked to my surgeon he told me that meds really are not a good solution for me because they dont work for nerve pain??? and that physical therapy is out of the question because it will do nothing for "nerve pain".....I have been reading a lot of your posts lately and i must admit......I thought you were a just a disgruntled ex-addict.
Avatar f tn Lidoderm Patches (they are generic now) and Voltaren Gel. The Lidoderm works by letting small amounts of the same numbing agent they give you when they work on your teeth. You can wear 12 hours on/12 hours off. The 12 hour off the Voltaren Gel would work also. Hope that helps!
Avatar f tn She gave me a prescription for Lidoderm patches and let me know if that does not work we will consider a cortisone shot in the groin to relieve the pain. I can take the pain...I just can't handle the itching! I hope this post helps anyone else out there with the same symptoms.
Avatar f tn MaryCarmel I am curious to know if the lidoderm patch only work where the patch is directly applied? Would one patch help an entire leg? I have access to a pool...trouble is it's not heated and super cold. 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.
Avatar f tn He ended up prescribing me zanaflex for my muscle pain (was on robaxin, but it didn't work well) and Ultram ER for daily pain. I know a lot of other people on here take Ultram, but I have never taken it, so it should be interesting to see if it helps me. He also told me that he is fine with giving me lidocaine injections if I choose, or he can call in a script for lidoderm patches that I can put anywhere on my body that hurts. I may also give Lyrica a second chance.
Avatar n tn I have fibro and RA i took ultram for 8 years doesnt do anything any more pain still there i am on methatraxa and hurmria twice a month by a shot still have pain where is it coming from i also have hyprthroid to i cant spell that great as you can see lol does anyone have same pain any anymed that work so i can ask my doc i have this fibro since 2000 thanks for you help Nick
Avatar m tn If she doesnt think the hydro is a problem she probably won't like anything else. And does she have a problem? I would have argued that only a strong opiate took care of my (legitimate) pain issues. Havent taken any for several months and only took a minimum amount for awhile before that. Previously I would take 20/30 per day. Not in any more pain now than I was before. Lots of things to try.
Avatar f tn Now I am getting pain going into the groin areas and at times my leg starts to buckle but I catch myself before it does buckle. What would be the reaso why this is happeing. My ortho pedic is just givubg anti inflammatory medication but nothing else. My PCP gave me patches but they don't work. I am just worried that due to the accident I am going to getting these pains w/out knopwing why. Please advise and offer any sugestiuons that may help.
Avatar f tn I had a joint replacement in the left one that didn't work and has left me worse off. I have found that for my hip, knees and back, that swimming or an elliptical machine helps, as does diet. I am in pain management and at times use narcotics for the pain. I always use ibuprofen. Nothing really takes all the pain away but it can take the edge off. Having it in your hands is really tough since we use our hands for everything.
Avatar f tn I'm currently taking methadone for chronic pelvic pain due to a bladder disease and my doctor is lowering my dose slowly, it looks like I'll be on some kind of patch. Does anyone know what would work the best and cause less withdrawal suffering?
Avatar f tn They work up to 8 to 12 hours and you can wear them under your clothes. My hip pain is pretty bad from the arthritis, but the Lidoderm patch does help quite a bit. It doesn't take all of it away, but it makes it much easier to go up and down the stairs and getting in and out of the car. And, for me, the 800 mg. ibuprofen helps as well. I find if you can piece together a bunch of things to get a little relief here and there, it can add up to a fair amount of pain reduction.
Avatar f tn We had to try many different combinations until we got one to work. I take Zanaflex for muscle spasms for MS, Baclofen just did not work for me at all. I get diaphragm spasm which turned out to be something besides MS. Not everything is MS and my doctors missed a serious medical problem because they made the mistake of blaming everything I had wrong on MS. They give me liquid valium for the diaphragm spasms. It is like you knock the wind out of me for several hours when I have a spasm.
Avatar n tn THanks to all for the response regarding pain management. I too find that the Lidoderm patches are useless...I use them but I don't really think they work. Maybe if I slap it on my forehead. I spoke with my pain management guy today...and he confirmed that it was withdrawl. I have six slipped/bulging/whatever discs in my lower back. I forget whoever said it but it's true about the mind game....when the pain is bad it's horrible.
Avatar m tn Does this help with leg pain associated with the sciatica nerves being irritated by the discs?
728965 tn?1266377245 I guess I could say yesterday it began, because I had the sciatica nerve problem I've had since I was hurt 2 years ago. Is this my FM? Does anyone else have extreme breakthrough pain (I call it that) in one area from time to time?
Avatar f tn So of course I'm depressed becuase I don't feel like I can do anything right, my pain shot isn't until August 13th and I feel that is a lifetime away, my doctor is on vacation so it's nothing that I can try to change. I guess I'm just sick of feeling this way this week. Sorry to vent on everyone, but does anyone else get tired of feeling like crap everyday? Especially with the heat, I just don't feel like doing anything but trying to sleep.
Avatar m tn Celebrex, Neurontin, Baclofen, Skelaxin, Relafen, Flexeril, to mention some. Things thar really work for me are Baclofen and Lidoderm patches, although some days I still have the spasms. A Cervical MRI showed: Straightening is noted suggesting spasm. Correlate clinically.
Avatar f tn I meant caspian can cause redness and tenderness. Sorry for the mispelling. I done a little research and the creams you are talking about do show they help with pain, though some have side effects... Arnica Gel... Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. SIDE EFFECTS: Redness or irritation may occur.
Avatar n tn I like them because they reduce my pain, although Ultracets, which are a lower dose with tylenol, does not work at all for me. I use the Ultram along with Lidoderm patches. The patches are expensive unless you have good insurance, and are essentially like having novacaine absorbed through the skin to the spot which is in pain. You can cut them if you don't need a large patch and they do come in several strengths. I use the 5% Lidoderm patch, and use 3 per day.